29. July 2014 by swissfitchick
I can’t call it Nutella of course. But yes, it tastes like it – scratch that, it tastes better. Especially because it contains the Superfood Cacao in it’s raw form, healthy fats and protein from the almonds and some stevia to add a sweet touch. Not too much though – the soft bitter taste from the cacao is like eating melted dark chocolate.
Are you drooling yet? Whipe that keyboard. Tks.
For the last 2 days I ate it straight out of the jar. But I swear, I plan to top my pancakes with it, smother it on ricecakes, dip it with appleslices, drizzle over my oatmeal or my homemade apple pie or….well, spoon it up from the jar.
Healthy Chocolate Almond Spread
400g (2 cups) ground almonds
4 tbsp raw cacao powder
4 tsp steviapowder or sweetener of your choice
I used my Ninja Ultima Blender to make it. You might have to adjust times and intervals if you use a different blender.
Mix almonds, cacao and stevia in a large bowl.
Put it all into the blender and start blending. The first 5-6 times stop the blender after about 30 seconds and scratch down the mixture from the sides.
The softer the mixture gets, the more you can lengthen the intervals.
When it gets ‘buttery’ you can blend for 2-3 minutes in a row. My blender smoldered as scary as it gets, but all was good.
Blend until it reached your preferred consistency.
Little tip: close doors and windows. I am not sure if my neighbours think that some kind of earthquake occured in my kitchen. Besides that, they probably hate me now.
I take it – I love this stuff too much to stop!
You can use this recipe for any other nutbutter combo. I made Coconut-Almond-Hazelnut, pure Coconut and Raw Almond Butter. Note that the almonds take significantly longer to blend than coconut.
Favorite way to EAT the nutbutter?