Maple Roasted Espresso Almond Butter
This espresso almond butter features maple roasted almonds, sea salt and coffee for a rich, decadent treat that tastes amazing.
If you’ve never made your own nut butters at home, I’d highly suggest investing in a good food processor or high-powered blender and getting on the nut butter wagon. It’s much cheaper than going the store-bought route, you can use any kind of nut and the flavour combinations you can come up with are endless!
Now, you can always just throw raw almonds in a food processor and make a plain and simple almond butter, and ya, it tastes pretty good. But why not get a little fancy and add in flavours like sea salt, maple syrup and coffee! Now we’re talking!
This almond butter makes an amazing addition to breakfast time, snack time, dessert, okay..anytime really! Try it spread over toast, stirred in to oatmeal or use it to top off a stack of your favourite pancakes! Need a little boost of energy during the day? A spoonful of this should do the trick, or try it spread over sliced apples or bananas! It would also work beautifully in your favourite almond butter recipes.
- Preheat the over to 300 degrees and prepare a pan with parchment paper.
- Toss the almonds with the maple syrup and sea salt until well-coated then spread over the prepared pan.
- Roast in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, shaking the pan every 5 minutes or so. Watch carefully to ensure they don’t burn!
- Remove from the oven and let cool until you can easily handle them, then add them in to your food processor with the rest of the ingredients and another pinch of sea salt.
- Process until smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
- Store in a container in the fridge.
Reaching a creamy consistency can take anywhere from 5-20 minutes, depending on the almonds you’re using and the strength of your food processor. If it seems like it’s not happening, just be patient and keep processing. Eventually all the oils will release and it will turn into beautiful, creamy almond butter!
Keywords: homemade, coffee, blender
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