Roasted & Salted Almond Coconut Butter with Hemp Seed

Last week I confessed my copycat tendencies. Well, I have another food-related confession for you; sometimes I get food envy.

Roasted and Salted Coconut Almond Butter with Hemp Seed

The last time I visited Costco, the shopper behind me in line placed a jar of this nut butter on the conveyor belt. I felt a pang of jealousy and disappointment for having missed the stack of 5000 jars that were hiding somewhere in the store’s massive belly. Instead of running around like a maniac trying to locate a jar of my own, I decided to try my hand at creating my own coconut-inspired nut butter.

Nut butter is really a cinch to make at home provided you have the right hardware. Usually I trust in my 14 cup Cuisinart to get the job done, although many people swear by their Vitamixes or other high-speed blenders. There is argument that roasting nuts alters the nutrition content; this article disputes it but I’ll leave your nut butter making preferences up to you! Raw or roasted, this coconutty almond butter is lightly sweetened with natural maple syrup, slightly salted with a pinch of sea salt, and protein-powered with the addition of North Coast Naturals hemp seeds.

Roasted & Salted Almond Coconut Butter with Hemp Seed

by Suzanne

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Keywords: bake blender food processor raw side snack gluten-free soy-free vegan vegetarian wheat-free almonds coconut hemp seeds

Ingredients (Approx 2 1/2 c. nut butter)

  • 2 1/2 c. raw almonds
  • 1/2 c. coconut (chips or shredded, unsweetened)
  • 1/4 c. hemp seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup

Instructions

If roasting nuts, preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spread almonds on a cookies sheet and bake for 20 minutes.

Once cooled, place nuts, coconut, hemp seeds, salt and maple syrup in a food processor or high-speed blender.

Process on a high speed for 10-15 minutes, scraping down the sides occasionally. The longer you blend the nut butter, the smoother it will be.

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Roasted and Salted Coconut Almond Butter with Hemp Seed

I hope this recipe saves you a trip to Costco. Instead of investing hours of your life and hundreds of dollars, you can brush up on your Costco trivia and facts, or decide if any of these ridiculous Costco finds actually suit your needs. Happy Wednesday!

Question of the Day: What is your favourite Costco find? Do you make your own nut butters, or do you store-buy?

Get your veggy on:

23. April 2014 by Suzanne
Categories: DIY, Food, Recipe, Vegan | Tags: , , , , , , , | 14 comments

Comments (14)

  1. This looks AMAZING! And I love that it’s made with the one nut I can actually eat. :D
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  2. Is it wrong that the only nut butter I’ve had is peanut butter (if that even counts)? :P This looks delicious and easy to make! I’ll definitely be giving it a try.
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  3. 1. This looks so good! I’ve recently been experimenting with homemade nut butters, and I like having the option to make them at home.

    2. THEY HAVE THAT SPREAD AT COSTCO NOW?!? I think I know where I need to go…
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  4. I may have a jar of said Costco nut butter in my fridge right now… jealous??

    Haha of course you’re not because you have THIS! Looks awesome! Clearly we’ve both had nut butters on the brain recently!
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  5. Also, I want that robot painting. I am the market Costco had in mind.
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  6. Hi Suzanne,
    I just love Healthy Vegan Fridays! I can easily relate to your confessions to “food envy” and I love your recipe for Almond Coconut Butter with Hemp Seeds. I can imagine slathering this spread on home baked breads and dehydrated crackers. Yum! Today I shared, “How to Whip Up a Delicious Strawberry Banana Cashew Milk Smoothie”
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  7. Oh yum! This sounds SO GOOD Suzanne =)
    That seems to happen to me at Whole Foods. I always see someone in front of me with something I must have missed even though I walked the entire store twice over.
    So much better homemade though!

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  9. Yours looks so much creamier than mine! Blended it for a very very long time in my vitamix. Other almond butters I have made got very creamy so not sure what’s up. I used unsweetened DRIED coconut as I assume you did. I even added more maple syrup, some vanilla and even a little honey to try to thin it out. It’s pretty smooth, but just very dry. Any thoughts?

    • Hi Mary,

      I’ll admit to have never made nut butter in a vitamin; i use my 12 cup food processor. It is my understanding that with blenders, a lot more liquid is needed. Try adding some oil, or use a food processor if you have one!

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