Mixed Nut And Chia Butter
April 14, 2011 § 48 Comments
As if I don’t already have enough jars of nut butter.
Today I was stuck at home all day. After battling a cold for an entire week, a harsh round of Track intervals reared its ugly side yesterday and left me feeling terrible. Thus the reason why I was stuck at home today.
After a few hours of blog reading and setting up my Bites Of Life page in the morning, I finally decided to be somewhat productive and try to clean my room. That lasted for about 5 minutes. Let’s just say my room isn’t the most organized. Instead, I ventured into the kitchen, plugged in my food processor, and began making nut butter.
Inspired by Nuttzo, I began throwing in roasted almonds, walnuts, peanuts, and cashews, blending them until they reached a creamy consistency. I took the first spoonful. Pure bliss. I tossed in a couple tablespoons of chia seeds at the end to complete the mix. It was perfection. The chia seeds added the perfect texture and crunch to an already delicious-tasting nut butter.
Mixed Nut And Chia Butter
“Inspired by Nuttzo, this nut butter is a nutritional powerhouse! It’s a great source of protein, fiber, calcium, and Omega 3s! Enjoy it on toast, crackers, or even by the spoonful to reap its amazing benefits.”
- 1 cup raw almonds*
- 1 cup raw peanuts*
- 1 cup raw cashews*
- 1 cup raw walnuts*
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 450ºF.
- Place nuts in a large bowl. Add ¼ cup canola oil and toss to combine. Spread nuts evenly on a baking sheet and roast for 5-6 minutes, or until they are a light golden color.
- Once the nuts are done roasting, place in a large bowl and let cool for 10 minutes. Place roasted nuts, salt, chia seeds, and remaining canola oil in a food processor. Process on high for 8-10 minutes, stirring/scraping down sides often.
- Scoop finished nut butter into jars and enjoy!
Yield: 2 cups nut butter
*If you buy roasted nuts, skip steps #1 and #2 and continue with the rest of the recipe as written.
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Once I had the nut butter photographed and jarred, my stomach started grumbling. I quickly made myself some toast with Mixed Nut And Chia Butter and it was delicious. At the last minute, I topped it with some grilled banana slices. Heaven on a plate. I highly recommend trying it!
In addition to toast and banana slices, I also really enjoy using this as a dip for fresh apple slices and eating by the spoonful. Yum!
Oh and before I sign off for the night, I’d like to answer a question I got on Twitter the other day.
I always hear you talking about your “nut butter addiction” and huge nut butter stash on your blog. How many tablespoons of nut butter do you consume daily and how many jars of nut butter do you own?
This question really put a smile on my face! I love nut butters and probably eat anywhere from 2-4 tablespoons of nut butter on a daily basis and own around 11 jars of nut butter.
Actually, counting today’s little nut butter adventure, make that 12.