Friday, 16 February 2018

Homemade Nut & Cacao Butter


http://www.archieandtherug.com/2018/02/homemade-nut-cacao-butter.html  cacao cocoa nut butter spread recipe homemade free from refined sugar and palm oil free
Is there anything more satisfying than tea and toast? The answer is no, and if you say sex you are wrong tea and toast is better, let's face it sometimes no matter how much love we have for our partner we are just too tired or not in the mood but I have never not been in the mood for tea and toast.

Moving on. Is there anything in the world more versatile that toast? The answer is no, you can put anything on toast from lavish topping to mayonnaise, perhaps the later is just me.

Living in Paris and being somewhat addicted to street crepes I have eaten my fair share of Nutella so I was sick to the stomach when the image of the separate ingredients did the rounds online. When my little boy asked for chocolate spread I was loathed to give him Nutella so I created my own nutty chocolate spread with what we had in.
http://www.archieandtherug.com/2018/02/homemade-nut-cacao-butter.html  cacao cocoa nut butter spread recipe homemade free from refined sugar and palm oil free
http://www.archieandtherug.com/2018/02/homemade-nut-cacao-butter.html  cacao cocoa nut butter spread recipe homemade free from refined sugar and palm oil free
If you are wondering why the list of nuts sounds strange that is literally what we had in.

you will need;

1tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
2cups whole cashew nuts 
2 cups whole pecan nuts 
1 cup flaked almonds
1tbsp agave 
1tbsp cacao nibs

method;
  1. put the nuts into a food processor and pulse until a smooth butter. This will happen trust me without adding anything else into the mix. I do not have an amazing food processor so I ran it in bursts as I was worried it might overheat.
  2. Once the nut butter is in fact butter transfer to a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
http://www.archieandtherug.com/2018/02/homemade-nut-cacao-butter.html  cacao cocoa nut butter spread recipe homemade free from refined sugar and palm oil free
This will keep for a couple of months in an airtight container. The mixture is not as wet as Nutella and it is because I added powder to it. You could add additional nut oil to it, I might try that next time and see. The spread is delicious and the nibs add some bite. What better way to treat toast, possibly the worlds greatest food than with a super fancy incredibly tasty chocolate nut butter. 

30 comments:

  1. I love the dark colour. I think I'd prefer that darker smokier taste to ordinary nutella.

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    1. oddly Sebastian is the only toddler I know who prefers dark chocolate he turns milk chocolate down.

      It is a lot less sickly than Nutella

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  2. I saw the photo you're referring to and it was quite shocking, wasn't it? We still eat Nutella from time to time but your version looks 20 times healthier!

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  3. Oh wow, I bet this tastes so much better than Nutella. I love knowing where my food has come from and exactly what’s in it.

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  4. This looks amazing. I will definitely have to try this recipe!

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  5. I love the idea of a home-made chocolate spread and this looks delicious! Commercial chocolate spreads use so many oils and that's definitely put me off them.

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    1. I know the pic that was doing the rounds of all the separate ingredients later up was so Grosse

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  6. Yum, I love nut butter! even better if it has a chocolatey twist. I love how simple it is to make :)

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  7. Oh now this is such an interesting idea of something to do at home. I bet it tastes so delicious compared to shop brought (as home made always does).

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  8. What a gorgeous sounding blend! That could be used in loads of recipes too, I think.

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  9. I love the idea of making your own chocolate spread! Nutella is lovely (yep, the crêpes in Paris got me too!) but the simple fact that it has palm oil in it makes me want to cut it out this year! xx

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    1. Gosh the palm oil thing is crazy it is in everything now! It drives me crazy chester zoo are campaigning to make chester a palm oil free city I am.watching to see how it un folds

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  10. This looks amazing - I would never have thought to make my own at home but I will definitely be giving it a try now!

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  11. This looks great. Might have to get the wife to make some for my son (and me. Mostly me).

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  12. Ooh I've never had this before but it sounds great! I love anything nutty so definitely going to try it!

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  13. This actually sounds really tasty and really simple to make. And great that you don't have to eat it all at once and it will keep for a few months - though not sure it would even last that long in my house haha! x

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    1. I was surprised it did in ours I think is was because we went through an obsession with French toast for a time ;)

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  14. looks so easy to make. I did have a strange look on my face when I saw pecan nuts on that list! but will have to try it one day

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    1. If I had planned it I would have probably only used cashews but I think having the mix ended up having a real depth of flavour
      Sometimes the best things happen when you work on the fly

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  15. The colour looks divine. I’ve actually got all of these ingredients at home so I’ll have to have a go at making it

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  16. This sounds and looks very yummy.

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  17. Oh wow, looks absolutely delicious. Might give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. my son is a great fan of choc on bread or toast so this looks lovely idea for him to try

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  19. We always make our own nut butters. SO much cheaper and healthier too!

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  20. I agree you can have anything on toast except chocolate spread is something I have never embraced for some reason.

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  21. This looks delicious! I never thought about making it myself but will try make this recipe

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  22. This looks delicious and actually healthy. I think we found our next kitchen experiment!

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  23. Oh wow this looks delicious! I would definately give it a go at making some

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  24. Yesterday I spent £17 on a 1kg tub of nut butter... Wish I'd seen this first as it's a much cheaper option and probably tastier too!

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