A coconut flavoured almond butter that is rich and oh so creamy. Naturally sweetened, vegan and paleo-friendly. 4 ingredients required and easy to make!
You should know by now that nuts and seeds butter are way overprized. Especially in Malaysia, where most of the nut butter are imported. ( except peanut butter, this is why I tend to use peanut butter in my recipe. ) There is never turning back to buying the store-bought one! Homemade nut butter are also much, much better tasting!
Oh, and did I mention that they are very easy to make, too ? All you need is literally nuts or seeds of choice and a high speed blender / food processor ! ( you will also need a little bit of patients, too ) Minimalist Baker has a great blog post about making your own nut butter.
To spice things up, I tried to add coconut flakes into the plain old almond butter. It turns up to be good, like REALLY GOOD. The coconut flakes with some coconut sugar gave the right amount of sweetness to the almond butter. By adding some salt, it takes the flavour profile up to another level! ( I am guilty of spooning mouthful of it straight out from the jar )
Here are some of my favourite ways to enjoy coconut almond butter :
- Spreading it on baked goods ! I like spreading mine on my healthy banana oatmeal muffin and my high protein vegan waffles.
- Topping it on your morning oatmeal
- Blending them into smoothies to make them creamier
- Using them in baking ! It brings a unique taste to my baked goods.
- Simply spooning them out of the jar ( Me! )
Coconut Almond Butter
- 4 cups raw almonds
- 11/2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
- 3 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Begin by preheating the oven to 150c. Line a baking sheet on the baking pan and spread the almonds on it. Roast for about 15 mins.
- Let the almonds cool down until they are just warm.
- Place the almonds and coconut flakes into a high speed blender or food processor . ( I recommend using a food processor )
- Blend them in the food processor until smooth and creamy. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides. Remember that patience is key in making almond butter ! You may need to blend it for a while before getting a smooth and runny almond butter.
- let it cool down and transfer it to a jar. Enjoy !