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

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So, Ima keep this short and sweet for you today because;

1 – I have been trying to write this post for close to a week now and every time I go to get started something comes up to pull me away ( #momlife ) so I’m afraid if I don’t just get in and just get it done that may happen again

2 – I don’t really have anything fun or exciting to tell you other than the fact that I made this bonkers delicious, healthy, homemade mocha chai spiced almond butter and you need it in your life like, yesterday!

So . . .

Deliciously simple, decadent, rich, healthy, homemade mocha chia spiced almond butter . . .

You guys . . .

So much deliciousness your pretty little head may just explode!!!!

Gloriously golden, nutrient rich almonds are oven roasted then blended with a splash of vanilla, a cheeky pinch of salt, a combination of chai inspired spices (think cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and cloves) , a sprinkling of cacao and a gentle hum espresso.

I know I say it about all the nut butters that we make but you guys . . . this mocha chai spiced almond butter is so insanely delicious that one taste and life as you know it will be changed forever!

The subtle sweetness of vanilla combined with those creamy, dreamy, buttery almonds, that  heart warming hum of chai inspired spices, the decadent, richness of the cacao and that gentle hum of espresso . . .

You guys . . . I can’t even . . .

It’s decadent and rich, subtly sweet, deliciously indulgent, seriously chocolaty and simply divine!

For the coffee haters out there;

1 – Tell me again why we’re friends?! Just kidding, kinda, you know I love you 😘😘😘

2 – Please don’t be put of by the fact that this almond butter has espresso in it. I personally don’t think it has a strong coffee flavor (although you could certainly ramp things up if you wanted) the coffee seems to just enhance the richness of the chocolate more than anything.

Trust me, that leetle touch of espresso brings an element of depth and richness to this little jar of heaven that takes our latest batch of healthy, homemade almond butter to a whole new level!

Seriously, just trust me on this, I would never steer you wrong. ❤️❤️❤️

As always our healthy, homemade mocha 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, espresso infused, deliciously indulgent, healthy, homemade almond butter comes together in a matter of minutes!

It also happens to be vegan, gluten free dairy 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!

Once you have your little jar of creamy, dreamy, perfectly spiced, espresso infused, chai spiced 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 😘😘😘

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 heaping spoonful of your deliciously indulgent, perfectly spiced, espresso infused, creamy, dreamy, mocha chai inspired almond butter . . .

And lose yourself in the deliciousness that you just created.

All natural, quick and easy, thick and creamy, subtly sweet, seriously chocolaty, decadent, rich, deliciously indulgent, espresso infused, perfectly spiced, healthy, homemade mocha chai spiced, almond butter . . .

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

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

Healthy, Homemade Mocha 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, espresso infused, healthy, homemade chocolate, chai spiced almond butter

Ingredients –

2 cup of raw almonds

1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract (or 8-10 drops of vanilla cream stevia – I like to use Sweet Leaf Stevia )

1 Tablespoon cacao

1 teaspoon of instant espresso

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, espresso, 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 mocha 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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4 Comments on Mocha Chai Spiced Almond Butter {Vegan, Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

  1. monika
    May 19, 2017 at 11:05 pm (4 months ago)

    Is “instant espresso” the same as instant coffee?

    Reply
    • Emma
      May 20, 2017 at 12:23 am (4 months ago)

      Yep, Monika it sure is 🙂

      Reply
      • monika
        May 20, 2017 at 5:59 pm (4 months ago)

        ok, so something like NEscafe or Folgers, right?
        oh and one more question – the sweetness of the almonds is enough!? I can’t wait to make this! Thanks!

        Reply
        • Emma
          May 20, 2017 at 8:17 pm (4 months ago)

          Yep, Nescafe or Folgers will work perfectly.

          And I think the combination of almonds with the vanilla, espresso and spices it just perfect but feel free to taste and adjust as needed.

          I can’t wait to hear how you like it, Monika 🙂

          Reply

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