The smell of this alone is enough to make you want to stick your head in the jar! Chocolatey heaven that is a nutritiously delicious alternative to the sugar-packed traditional Nutella. Beautifully spreadable on toast or pancakes.

Almond Cocotella [Vegan]

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Cooking Time

15

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups almonds
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • sea salt
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Preparation

  1. Soak nuts in 2 cups of filtered water with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar for a minimum of two hours/up to six hours. Then rinse thoroughly with fresh water. This will increase the digestibility of the nuts and remove any moulds and mycotoxins.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and roast nuts for 10 - 15 minutes until dry and crunchy.
  4. Remove and let cool.
  5. Blitz almonds in a high-speed food processor until desired consistency is achieved. It will take a while to turn into a nut butter so be patient and stop occasionally to scrape down the sides.
  6. Then add remaining ingredients and mix again.

Notes

Add more coconut oil or sweetener for a change in texture and sweetness.

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