Chocolate Chia Brazil Nut Butter

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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!

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Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp whole chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder (I use Nua Naturals)
  • 200gΒ Raw Brazil Nuts
  • Optional:Β 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:Β A Food Processor/Nutribullet/Power-blender

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C, and line a baking tray with tinfoil.
  2. 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!
  3. When the nuts are done (should be medium browned), allow to cool for 5 minutes, and then tip them into your blender cup.
  4. Next heap in your chia seeds, and cacao powder.
  5. Add the olive oil. Screw on the blender cap, give the cup a shake, and attach to the blender/processor.
  6. 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.

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Enjoy guys! A nut butter with a difference! Tag me if you try this one out – @theirishbalance on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook!

Ciara πŸ™‚ x

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