Friday, July 22, 2011

Coconut-Almond Butter


Nut butter are easy to make if you have the time. You can also get creative by combining different types of nuts to make cool combos. Here I combined some organic unsweetened dried coconut flakes with almonds to make a Coconut-Almond butter.

1 serving (~168 calories, 4 grams of carb, 16 grams of fat, 4 grams of protein)

Combine in a food processor: 15(+/-) almonds, a pinch full of dried coconut, a 1/3 teaspoon of coconut oil, a dash of cinnamon and a drop (literally 1 drop) of almond extract. Blend. You will have to push it down with a rubber spatula several times and the whole process takes about 15 minutes, but in my mind it's worth it. Very good spread on a fruit (e.g., apple, pear), tossed into a paleo pancake, spread on some coconut flour bread, etc.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Will have to try this! No amount of nut butter is safe in this house with ME around! I've been known to wipe out jars of peanut butter (Skippy creamy and crunchy) in a week.

    Yes, JARS! :) And nope, I'm not overweight (yet!)

    Thanks for the recipe, Steve!

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  2. Yeah we usually buy our nut butter, almond almost exclusively, but I've made mixed nut butter, cashew, etc. I love it bought or homemade - a nut in butter form does not last long around here either and goes on/in just about anything I can think of rationally using it for. LOL

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