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Cacao maple almond butter

June 9, 2017

Cacao maple almond butter

June 9, 2017

Homemade nut butters…….seriously, why would you ever buy nut butter again? I’m a big fan of activating my nuts before I use them for cooking as they are easily digested. This is so easy to do and you don’t need a dehydrator to do so.

I was making a simple Almond butter and then got a bit carried away with my pantry staples and came up with this! Hope you enjoy:

You will need:

2 cups activated almonds

1 tbsp Cacao powder (or nibs)

1 tsp vanilla powder

Pinch salt

1 tbsp maple syrup


  • If you don’t already have activated nuts you can activate them easily at home:ย Soak the nuts overnight, or for at least 6 hours. Drain and pat them dry onto a tea towel. If you don’t have a dehydrator, preheat your oven to 150 degrees C. Lay the nuts flat onto a roasting tray and roast the nuts for around 15-20 minutes giving them a shake every so often. Pull them out of the oven and leave them to one side to cool.
  • Once cooled add them to a high speed blenderย and blend until the nuts are fine, add the salt.
  • On a low setting slowly add in the grape seed oil, the maple syrup and the cacao powder/nibs.
  • Blend until combined.
  • Enjoy


  • Feel free to use a different sweetener such as honey or agave
  • For plain almond butter leave out the cacao, maple and vanilla.
  • This can be stored in the cupboard for around a week or the fridge for around a month.

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