Chai Spiced Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

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I’m thinking I should start a nut butter of the month club?

Like those fruit of the month clubs you sign up for but with nut butter?

Or, we could just have a nice little get together, kind of like a wine or cheese tasting/cocktail style party but with nut butter?!

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We could have different breads, fruits and of course a whole lot of chocolate for tasting?!

And of course there would be coffee, lots and lots of coffee?!

What do you think?

Would you be up for it?!

Because you guys, I can’t stop with the homemade nut butters?!

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Well that’s not true, I probably could if I really wanted to but . . .

I don’t.

Not even a little bit.

It’s just so, SO good!

Serve it with some cold crisp gala apple slices as a mid morning snack, slather it onto a baked sweet potato (seriously just do it, life as you know it will be changed for ever!) eat it straight up, by the spoonful direct from the jar or, as a cheeky little after dinner indulgence with a deliciously dreamy chunk of dark chocolate ♥♥♥

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It’s the perfect, anytime snack.

It just never gets old.

Ever.

And the ways that we can change up the flavor is endless.

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So many delicious possibilities yet to taste!

Ahhhh I get so excited just thinking about it!

But, enough of my gushing . . .

Allow me to introduce you to my latest love . . .

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Chai spiced almond butter.

Oh.

My.

Deliciousness . . .

You guys . . .

Deliciously golden, nutrient rich almonds are oven roasted then blended with a splash of vanilla, a cheeky pinch of salt and a combination of chai inspired spices (think cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and cardamom) and the end result is so insanely delicious that it may just blow your pretty little mind!

The subtle sweetness of the vanilla combined with those creamy, dreamy, buttery almonds and that gentle hum of heart warming, chai inspired spices, is an absolute taste sensation.

The combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and cloves adds such a deliciously indulgent, decadent depth of flavor that you really have to experience to be able to believe.

There is just something about that combination of chai inspired spices that just warms me to the depths of my soul.

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Feel good food at its finest – so much to love I tell you!

As always our healthy, homemade chai spiced almond butter is made with no refined flours or sugars, using just a handful of real food ingredients that I bet you have on hand already.

No hidden nasties in this jar of deliciousness, just pure goodness baby.

Speaking of goodness did you know that almonds are naturally high in protein and heart healthy fats as well as being rich in magnesium, potassium and vitamin E?!

Well it’s true, they are.

Annnnnndddd because we leave the skins on our almonds this delicious little jar of heaven also happens to be high in fiber.

Seriously people, whats not to love?!

Now, once you’ve roasted those golden delicious, nutrient rich almonds you’re divine little jar or perfectly spiced almond butter comes together in under 10 minutes!

It also happens to be vegan, gluten free and paleo friendly but, most importantly, it’s insanely (and I mean I-N-S-A-N-E-L-Y) delicious and you need it in your life, asap!

I’m talking drop what you’re doing, this needs to happen, now!

Here’s how you do it –

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Start off by giving our golden, delicious, nutrient rich almonds a quick little roast in the oven – toasting our nuts before we blend our butter helps to give it a more decadent and rich depth of flavor – please don’t skip this step. Yes it’s an extra 5-10 minutes but, trust me – it’s absolutely, 100% worth it!

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Now, once our almonds are nicely toasted, and your house smells like heaven, all you have to do is toss those golden nuggets of delicious into your food processor or blender and you’re pretty much done!

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Initially your nuts will get all chunky, then after a minute or two they will break down into a fine looking flour, then the real magic happens, the heat and friction from all that blending will extract the natural oils from our almonds and in a matter of minutes,

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You will witness one of the most beautiful transformations of all time as your almonds are whipped into a creamy, dreamy golden, delicious nut butter right before your pretty little eyes . . .

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Once that’s done we simply add our vanilla, spices and a cheeky pinch of salt –

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give it one final blendy mcblend and voila’ – there you have it;

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Healthy, homemade, creamy, dreamy, chai spiced almond butter for the win! ♥♥♥

Once you have your little pot of creamy, dreamy, perfectly spiced chai inspired almond butter ready and waiting in your hot little hand, go ahead and use it as you would, business as usual – dive head first into the jar and eat your way out . . .

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or you be a little more refined and get yourself a spoon . . .

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do what you feel, no judgement here 😉

And I’m not saying that you have to but, I you know I strongly, STRONGLY insist suggest that you do . . . grab yourself a big ol’ block chunk of your fave dark chocolate then add a generous spoonful of your creamy, dreamy, perfectly spiced, chai inspired almond butter . . .

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And lose yourself in the deliciousness that you just created.

All natural, quick and easy, thick and creamy, deliciously dreamy, perfectly spiced, chai inspired, healthy, homemade almond butter.

Heaven in a jar I tell you!

Make it. Eat it. Love, love, love it.

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Chai Spiced Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}
Makes approx 1 1/2 heaping cups of all natural, quick and easy, creamy, dreamy, delicious, nutritious, perfectly spiced, healthy, homemade almond butter chai inspired almond butter.

Ingredients –

2 cup of raw almonds

1 Tablespoon of vanilla bean extract

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon of cloves

1/4 teaspoon of cardamom

1/2 teaspoon of salt flakes

Method –

1 – Preheat your oven to 175’C (350’F)

2 – Line a large baking sheet with baking/parchment paper (or a non stick silpat mat) and pour on your almonds, making sure they are spread evenly – aka not crowded.

3 – Roast your almonds for 10 minutes, until lightly toasted and deliciously golden.

4 – Pour your roasted almonds into the bowl of your food processor or blender and process until smooth and creamy (or your desired consistency). Initially the almonds wil grind down into a powder, give it a minute or two and the oils will extract and it will become deliciously, thick, rich and creamy. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally.

5 – Once you have blended to your desired consistency, add your vanilla, salt and spices then process until well combined.

6 – Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly – add a little extra salt or more vanilla/cinnamon/spices if you feel the need and, if you prefer a thinner/more runny consistency feel free to add a drizzle of coconut oil to thin it out.

7 – Store in an airtight container in the fridge. It should keep well for up to 2 weeks – if it lasts that long! (← seriously, good luck with that 😉 )

Enjoy xoxo

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Question of the day –

Are you a fellow nut butter addict? What’s your fave flavor? Or brand? Or recipe? And your fave way to eat it?! Straight up by the spoonful, with fruit, on toast, on chocolate?! Tell me . . . details please

Feel free to share recipes, or links to your fave recipes in the comments below or on the Facebook page and please for the love of all that is good in this world when you do make your chai spiced almond butter (or any of the recipes you find on this blog of mine) go ahead and snap a pic and share it either on the Facebook page, or tag me on twitter or Instagram. Sharing is caring remember.

Do it, do it You know you want to 🙂

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2 Comments on Chai Spiced Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

  1. Karly
    August 28, 2016 at 8:28 pm (7 months ago)

    This looks amazing! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday! 

    Reply
    • Emma
      August 29, 2016 at 9:26 am (7 months ago)

      Thanks Karly, it really is divine!

      Thank’s again for hosting, I do love my weekly What’s Cookin’ Wednesday Round up xo

      Reply

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