My sister is always creating something interestingly tasty. She is really into healthy eating and tries to encourage me the same. She likes raw food and makes all kinds of raw food goodies, and she ferments her own sauerkraut, and makes her own beef jerky, etc.
A few days ago she shared this recipe she found for a tasty raw nut butter and I was so intrigued by both the pictures of it and the list of ingredients that I just had to make some for myself. I mean . . . with a name like Oatmeal Cookie Dough Nut Butter . . . how could I resist??
It's made from all natural and raw ingredients . . . dried organic raisins and dates, raw cashews (yum) and macadamia nuts (double yum!) . . . raw honey (I couldn't get this so I used organic liquid honey), raw organic coconut and coconut oil, with a few other additions like cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and some pink himalayan salt. I already had everything in my cupboard. She'd talked me into getting coconut oil and the salt a while back. I was glad for another reason to use it.
The recipe is adapted from a blog called The Healthy Foodie. It is a goldmine of healthy recipes. If I hadn't already been intrigued by the name of the butter . . . the picture of it alone would have convinced me that it was something I had to try. You will need a food processor for this. I used my mini food processor and cut all of the ingredients in half and it turned out beautifully. Next time I will make the full recipe and use my full sized processor.
I do confess I could not resist tasting it right after I made it and it tasted wonderful even then, but 24 hours later it is magically delicious! Nice and thick and perfect for enjoying on crackers, or toast . . . or by the spoonful. (SO I'm a glutton. I freely admit it!) I do hope that you will give it a go. It has flavours not unreminiscent of a delicious caramel spread we used to be able to get when I was a girl. It is going to be a regular thing around this house!
*Oatmeal Cookie Dough Nut Butter*
Makes 2 cups
Makes 2 cups
Adapted from a recipe found on www.thehealthyfoodie.com. It's moreishly delicious and very healthy too!!