Healthy Chocolate Cashew Spread

cashew-cocoa-butterWho doesn't have a Nutella craving every now and then? On warm toasted bread, pancakes, fruit, in a smoothie? It's all delicious, and so sad it's loaded with sugar!

We’ve tried and tested this healthy version, without added sugar, which you can eat guilt-free, AND is super delicious! Use raw unsalted cashew nuts, to fully control how much salt you’re adding to the butter. Roasting the cashews gives the butter a deep nutty flavour, and it will be difficult not to start nibbling the crunchy nuts while they’re cooling down!

This is a super easy recipe, using only 4 ingredients. Needless to say you could add a 5th if you’re still trying to get used to eating less sugar. If you’d prefer a sweeter version, add a bit of maple syrup to taste.

 

Ingredients:

  • 250g roasted cashew
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 ½ tbsp. coconut oil
  • pinch sea salt
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    Directions:

    Pre-heat the oven to 180C, and evenly spread 2 cups (250 g) raw cashews on a baking tray. Roast the nuts for 8-10 minutes, until golden. Remove from the oven, and leave in a bowl to cool down for 10 minutes.

    Add the nuts to the OmniBlend jug (the 2 liter jug works best for nut butters), and add the melted coconut oil. Place the lid on the jug, removing the blade to stick the tamper through the lid. Blend starting on low, increasing to high, until the butter looks smooth. Use the tamper to push in the corners, moving the nuts into the blades. Add the cocoa, and blend until well combined.

     

    Find a jar to store it, and enjoy for breakfast, lunch, and dessert!