Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly}

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I have been standing here, staring at my computer screen for what feels like hours trying to think of something fun to tell you . . .

I got nothing . . .

Well that’s not entirely true . . .

You see, it seems I have gone and got myself a new nut butter obsession . . .

You guys . . .

I’d like to introduce you to my latest love . . .

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Chocolate coconut almond butter ♥♥♥

Golden, delicious, nutrient rich almonds are oven roasted then blended with a splash of vanilla, a drizzle of coconut extract, a sprinkling of cacao and a cheeky pinch of salt.

Nothing fancy or complicated but oh. my. word. Talk about divine!

I honestly didn’t think my love of nut butter could get much deeper, but this . . .

This chocolate coconut almond butter is the stuff dreams are made of.

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I think I may have outdone myself this time.

This chocolate coconut almond butter is heaven on a spoon I tell you.

I seriously can not wait for you to try it because I know you are going to love, love, love it!

As always our homemade nut butter is super quick and easy to prepare made with just a handful of ingredients that I bet you have on hand already.

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It’s all natural made with no refined flours or sugars so it also happens to be vegan, dairy free, 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 stop what you’re doing, cancel the days plans and make this almond butter already!

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It’s thick and creamy, decadent, rich, subtly sweet and seriously chocolaty with a gentle hum of coconut. One taste and you’ll see, it’s pure, delicious, edible perfection.

Seriously, stop what you’re doing, this needs to happen now.

Ready?!

OK good;

Here’s how we do it –

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,

Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.comYou 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 and coconut extracts along with the cacao and a cheeky pinch of salt – give it one final blendy mcblend and voila’ – done!

Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

Decadent, rich, deliciously creamy, seriously chocolaty almond butter with a divine hint of coconut.

Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

Heaven in a jar I tell you!

Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

Once you have your little pot of deliciousness go ahead and use it as you would, business as usual – dive head first into the jar and eat your way out . . . 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 strongly 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, decadent and rich, coconut infused, dark and delicious, oven roasted almond butter . . .

Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

Sprinkle on a couple of sweet and crispy coconut flakes and lose yourself in the deliciousness that you just created.

Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

All natural, quick and easy, decadent, rich, thick and creamy, subtly sweet, seriously chocolaty healthy, homemade almond butter with a gentle hum of coconut.

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

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Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly}
Makes approx 1 1/2 heaping cups of all natural, creamy, dreamy, subtly sweet, seriously chocolaty, coconut infused,  healthy homemade almond butter

Ingredients –

2 cup of raw almonds

1 Tablespoon of cacao

1 Tablespoon of vanilla bean extract

1 teaspoon of coconut extract

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 salt, cacao, vanilla and coconut extract and process until well combined.

6 – Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly – add a little extra salt or more vanilla/cacao or coconut extract 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 chocolate coconut 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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4 Comments on Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly}

  1. AZ@...And a Dash of Cinnamon
    June 7, 2016 at 10:41 pm (12 months ago)

    I am certainly a nut butter nut! I love it and have been making my own for years. I use them all the time in recipes so I tend to keep them pretty simple so they are more versatile. Lately, I’ve been all about cashew butter!

    Reply
    • Emma
      June 8, 2016 at 4:28 am (12 months ago)

      Oh yes I love cashew butter too! Yum 🙂

      Reply
  2. Laketia
    June 9, 2016 at 4:27 am (12 months ago)

    OMG!! OH M GEEEEEEE! I just finished Whole30 yesterday and I stumbled on your site and this will definitely be happening in my kitchen tomorrow! If whole foods was open right now I would go in my pajamas! I love nut butters!! Thank you for posting this!!

    Reply
    • Emma
      June 11, 2016 at 11:06 am (12 months ago)

      I am so excited for you to try this. I am a huge nut butter lover as well and this chocolate coconut almond butter is seriously delicious! And well done on finishing your whole 30, enjoy 🙂

      Reply

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