Healthy, Homemade Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

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Last week I asked you guys if, when it came to gingerbread you preferred traditional or chocolate and, to my surprise, it was a pretty even split!

I myself am a total fence sitter on this one.

It really depends on what mood I’m in.

I do love the traditional version but, I’m also a sucker for all things chocolate.

I mean who isn’t?

Healthy, Homemade Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

So, because the divide was even I figured I should go ahead and make a chocolate version of our healthy, homemade gingerbread almond butter because;

1 – We can’t have anyone feeling left out now can we?!

2 –  I’ll take any chance I can get to try out a new nut butter recipe.

I mean, girl never have to many options now can she?!

Plus, it’s Christmas  – we shouldn’t have to choose 😉

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3 – You know how they say people have their own individual love languages?!

Well, I’m pretty sure that mine is homemade nut butter.

So, as a deliciously simple, yet insanely delicious, humble token of my love and appreciation for you . . . because, I really do love you (← I really, truly do! Seriously! Thank you so much for being here ❤️ ) I made you something a little bit special that I think you’re really going to enjoy . . .

Healthy, Homemade Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

Healthy, Homemade Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Almond Butter

You guys . . . if you thought the original version of our gingerbread almond butter was delicious (and believe me it is!) then just wait until you try the chocolate version!

The addition of cacao brings an element of decadent, indulgence to this latest batch of almond butter that is so insanely delicious it may just blow your mind!

I mean, I think we all agree that a touch of chocolate really does everything better, and this dark chocolate gingerbread almond butter is no exception!

It’s everything you love about chocolate gingerbread all served up in a pretty little jar.

Nutrient rich, deliciously buttery almonds are oven roasted then blended with a splash of vanilla, maple syrup, a touch of cacao, a pinch of salt and a combination of  traditional, gingerbread spices.

Oh so simple I know but you guys . . . so, SO delicious!

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I mean would you just look at it?! 😍😍😍

It’s decadent, rich, deliciously buttery, subtly sweet, perfectly spiced and simply divine.

As always our healthy, homemade 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.

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 and I can not wait for you to taste it for yourself!

Healthy, Homemade Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

Once you have your jar of creamy, dreamy, deliciously indulgent, perfectly spiced, gingerbread 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 . . .

or you be a little more refined and get yourself a spoon . . . do what you feel, no judgement here 😉

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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 dark and delicious, perfectly spiced, gingerbread almond butter . . .

Healthy, Homemade Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

And lose yourself in the deliciousness that you just created.

Healthy, Homemade Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

All natural, quick and easy, decadent, rich, subtly sweet, perfectly spiced, deliciously indulgent, seriously chocolatey, healthy, homemade, dark chocolate gingerbread almond butter;

PS – if you decided you wanted to go ahead and throw a spoonful of espresso into the mix, I wouldn’t be mad about it #justsayin 😉

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

  Healthy, Homemade Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly} - www.betterwithcake.com

Healthy, Homemade
Dark Chocolate Gingerbread
Almond Butter
{Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

Makes approx 1 1/2 heaping cups of all natural, quick and easy, thick and creamy, deliciously dreamy, subtly sweet, perfectly spiced, healthy, homemade, gingerbread almond butter.

Ingredients –

2 cup of raw almonds

1 Tablespoon of vanilla bean extract

1 Tablespoon of maple syrup

1 Tablespoon of Cacao

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon of ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon of all spice

1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon of cloves

1/8 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 will 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, maple syrup, cacao, spices and salt then process until well combined.

6 – Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly – add a little extra salt or more vanilla, maple syrup or 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 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 Healthy, Homemade Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

  1. Laurel
    December 23, 2016 at 5:57 pm (5 months ago)

    This recipe just made all my Christmas dreams come true. Can’t wait to spread a thick layer of this on toast!!!

    Reply
    • Emma
      December 23, 2016 at 9:33 pm (5 months ago)

      YESSS!!!!!!!! That sounds so delicious, Laurel! Merry Christmas xo

      Reply

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