My quest to own a nut butter range of my own continues guys! This time I’ve gone with BRAZIL nuts, which is something I’ve personally never seen on sale in any health store – but let me know if you have! I also really want to try my own Pistachio and Macademia Nut Butter too – but for now, let’s stick with those delicious brazil nuts! They’re one of my favourite to snack on, purely because they’re so chunky and filling. I decided to add a little cacao powder for a chocolate-y kick – just because it’s Christmas time!
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp whole chia seeds
- 1 tbsp cacao powder (I use Nua Naturals)
- 200g Raw Brazil Nuts
- Optional: I don’t usually add sweeteners to my nut/seed butters, but if you prefer a sweeter taste you could add 1 tbsp of honey/maple/agave/stevia, whatever you like!
- Required: A Food Processor/Nutribullet/Power-blender
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C, and line a baking tray with tinfoil.
- When the oven is ready, spread the brazil nuts onto the tin foil, and roast in the oven for approximately ten minutes, checking at 5 minutes to make sure they’re not burning!
- When the nuts are done (should be medium browned), allow to cool for 5 minutes, and then tip them into your blender cup.
- Next heap in your chia seeds, and cacao powder.
- Add the olive oil. Screw on the blender cap, give the cup a shake, and attach to the blender/processor.
- Time to blend! As with my other nut butter recipes, the time required for this will vary depending on the blender/processor you use, and how powerful it is. I used my Nutribullet as always, and it took about 5-7 minutes of blending to get to that creamy stage where the oils are released from the seeds.
Enjoy guys! A nut butter with a difference! Tag me if you try this one out – @theirishbalance on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook!
Ciara 🙂 x