About a month ago I took a trip to Whole Foods by my apartment. Often I am going for one or two specific things and I end up leaving with way more than I anticipated. This trip was no different.
I can't remember what I had set out to buy on that trip, but I can tell you I took a trip down the bulk bin aisle and the rest is history. One of my impulse buys? A big ol' bag of raw almonds.
Fast forward to today - I'm looking through my cabinets assessing my "stock" if you will and come across the bag of almonds. Untouched. Waiting to be eaten. I discovered said almonds under a bag of cocoa powder and a bag of shredded coconut. Then this brilliant idea popped into my head...to combine them all and make the most delicious almond butter! I don't think I'll be going back to store-bought almond butter any time soon.
Spread it onto toast or crackers, enjoy it with some fruit, or eat it by the spoonful. It's a great protein-filled fix for any midday hunger cravings. And, as always, it is incredibly simple and easy to make!
Toasted Coconut and Chocolate Almond Butter
Prep Time: 5 minutes, plus waiting time
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Makes: about 1 1/2 cups
You Will Need:
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