Chocolate Espresso Hazelnut-Almond Butter
- 1 cup 1 cup 1 cup Almonds, I use raw, unsalted
- 1 cup 1 cup 1 cup Hazelnut, I use raw, skinless*
- 1 Tbsp 1 Tbsp 1 Tbsp Cacao Powder, Raw
- 1 Tbsp 1 Tbsp 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp 1 tsp 1 tsp Espresso Powder
- 0.5 tsp 0.5 tsp 0.5 tsp Salt
- Preheat your oven to 175C (350F)
- Line a large baking sheet with baking/parchment paper (or a non stick silpat mat) and pour your almonds and hazelnuts on, making sure they are spread evenly u2013 aka not crowded.
- Roast your nuts for 10 mins, until lightly roasted and slightly golden.
- Pour your roasted almonds and hazelnuts into the bowl of your food processor or blender and process until smooth and creamy (or your desired consistency). Initially the almonds would 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.
- Once you have blended to your desired consistency, add your salt, cacao, espresso and vanilla then process until combined.
- Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly - add a little extra salt or more vanilla/cacao or even a touch of stevia or some maple syrup if you feel the need and if you prefer a thinner consistency feel free to add a drizzle of coconut oil to thin it out.
- 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 xo
If you are unable to get skinless hazelnuts simply roast them on a separate tray and once they are roasted, place on a clean dry hand towel and fold it in half. Rub it gently between your hands and the skins should come loose. Once the hazelnuts have shed their skins, discard the skins and proceed with the recipe as normal.
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