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

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

Healthy, Homemade, Chocolate Chai Spiced Almond Butter ❤️❤️❤️

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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 a sprinkling of cacao.

So simple I know but, the end result is so outrageously delicious that life as you know it will be changed forever!

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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 incredible depth of flavor that you really have to experience to be able to believe.

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And then when we add a little pinch of salt

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Along with a generous sprinkling of dark and delicious (antioxidant rich) cacao . . .

You guys . . . I can’t even . . .

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I mean, I think we can all agree that a touch of chocolate just makes everything better, right?!

Right!

That leetle sprinkling of cacao brings an element of decadent, indulgence to this little jar of heaven that takes this latest batch of healthy, homemade almond butter to a whole new level!

Ahhh you guys, I know I say it every time we make a new batch of almond butter (and I mean it. Every. Single. Time) but, I am so very much in love with this chocolate chai spiced almond butter recipe I seriously can not wait for you to try it because I know you are going to just love, love, love it!

I mean would you just look at it?!

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Raise your hand if you just want to dive head first into the jar and eat your way out?!🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻

Talk about swoon!

As always our healthy, homemade chocolate 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.

And, once you’ve roasted those golden delicious, nutrient rich almonds you’re divine little jar of perfectly spiced, deliciously indulgent, healthy, homemade almond butter comes together in a matter of 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 like, yesterday!

So enough with the chit chat, here’s how we 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, cacao, chai inspired spice mix and a cheeky pinch of salt . . .

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

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Deliciously indulgent, perfectly spices, creamy, dreamy, healthy, homemade, chocolate, chai spiced almond butter ♥♥♥

Now, 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 deliciously indulgent, creamy, dreamy, perfectly spiced, chocolate, chai inspired almond butter . . .

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And lose yourself in the deliciousness that you just created.

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All natural, quick and easy, thick and creamy, decadent, rich, deliciously indulgent, perfectly spiced, healthy, homemade chocolate chai spiced, almond butter . . .

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Stop what you’re doing, this needs to happen, now!

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

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

Makes approx 1 1/2 heaping cups of all natural, quick and easy, creamy, dreamy, decadent, rich, delicious, nutritious, perfectly spiced, healthy, homemade chocolate, chai spiced almond butter

Ingredients –

2 cup of raw almonds

1 Tablespoon of vanilla bean extract

1 Tablespoon cacao

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, cacao, 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 chocolate 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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