Easy Mocha Nut Butter blends the flavors of chocolate, coffee and nuts into one delectable spread. Ready in 10 minutes, this nut butter can be customized to your personal perfection!
Sticker shock is a good way to describe the look on a person’s face who is purchasing a store-bought nut butter for the first time . . or second, or third . . . you get my point. Nut butters are an awesome addition to a healthy diet. They are loaded with plant-based protein, healthy fats and various vitamins and minerals depending on the type of nut. But they are very expensive!
It’s Worth It
Sometimes it’s worth the extra cost to buy items already prepared in the store. Time is money, and if it saves time it usually costs more money. In the case of nut butter, homemade is definitely cheaper and doesn’t really require much time or effort at all.
While blending these three ingredients you will need to stop and scrape the sides of the container.
After several minutes a very large ball will form. Don’t worry it’s part of the process. If you feel your processor is getting over heated it’s okay to stop and give it a rest. Then resume after a couple of minutes.
Have It Your Way
Another benefit to making your own nut butter is the ability to customize it to your diet and palate. I love changing up my nut butters with all the fancy flavors out there, but unfortunately many of them add sugars or oils that I can’t or don’t want to consume.
My Easy Mocha Nut Butter allows you to do it your way! I used cashews for a base nut. but almonds would taste great too. If you are on an oil-free diet and don’t mind a thicker nut butter, then omit the added oil. Or if you are not the type of person that loves munching on coffee beans, reduce the amount or eliminate them completely. Salt and unrefined sugar (I used coconut nectar, but maple syrup could be substituted) add a little less, a little more or none at all! Your choice.
Easy Mocha Nut Butter
My favorite way to eat vegan nut butter is on a piece of gluten-free toast. The nutty flavored brownness of the toast combined with the coffee and chocolate flavors of the nut butter are amazing! I may or may not occasionally take a spoonful right out of the container. If that spoonful doesn’t find its way into my mouth this nut butter makes a great addition to a smoothie.
For a different spin on a nut butter smoothie recipe, check out my PB&J Smoothie. Or if you’re looking for another nut recipe try my Candied Pecans or Sweet & Spicy Ginger Nuts. If you use decaf coffee beans this would make a nice plant protein treat before bed too!