Coconut Almond Butter

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I’ve mentioned a few times in the past (OK, probably close to a million times) how much I love almond butter. It’s like my security blanket–when all else fails, almond butter always hits the spot.

After receiving a package of MaraNatha almond butters and sunflower seed butter in the mail recently and devouring them all in almost no time, I knew it was about time to set to work making a big batch of homemade almond butter. I usually prefer to make my own spreads, but with a crazy schedule and little time for anything but work, those MaraNatha butters were an absolute lifesaver. Better yet, MaraNatha also inspired me to try a new variation of my all-time favorite: Coconut Almond Butter.

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Two of my favorite foods together in one delicious package?!? How could the combo not be amazing!!

It just is. I don’t know the specifics behind it but you’ll have to trust me on this one–the combination of almonds and coconut is as magical as unicorns and mermaids. It’s just a scientific fact.  

This spread is so magical, in fact, that much of the Coconut Almond Butter magically disappeared during the transfer from my blender to the jar (wink, wink).

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And if unicorns and mermaids aren’t scientific enough for you, many doctors and health websites tout almonds and coconut–once avoided for their high fat content–as a beneficial addition to a healthy diet. Almonds are a significant source of manganese, vitamin E, and magnesium, while the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut possess powerful fat-burning and antimicrobial properties. 

So not only are they unbelievably tasty, they’re also good for you! I know, I know, everything in moderation, but it’s so hard resist something this good!

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Coconut Almond Butter
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Serves: 2 cups
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups almonds (I prefer raw, but roasted will also work)
  • ⅔ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 Tbs. coconut nectar or other liquid sweetener (or sub with ¼ tsp. powdered stevia or 8 drops liquid stevia for a sugar-free version)
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or high-speed blender until smooth. If using a food processor, stop occasionally and scrape down the sides to ensure even blending.
  2. Store in a sealed container.
  3. Enjoy!

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