I don’t know what took me so long. You know I love my marcona almonds. Their flavor is distinct and incomparable.
A Spanish almond roasted in olive oil and salted, Marconas have a smooth texture and amazing flavor. They offer the same nutritional benefit as regular almonds, including cholesterol lowering phytosterols and a good amount of fiber and protein.
and now they make up my favorite nut butter.
marcona almond butter
makes about 1 1/2 cups
2 cups Marcona almonds (reserve 1/4 cup)
1-2 tablespoons olive oil (optional)
pinch sea salt (optional)
In food processor or high powered blender, process 1 3/4 cups almonds until creamy, stopping to scrape sides, about 9-12 minutes total. Add oil as needed (I did not need to). Chop 1/4 cup almonds and mix in for a crunchy nut butter. Store in fridge in sealed container.
chocolate (add 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate)
salted maple (add 1/4 cup maple syrup)
Safe to say this is my new favorite nut butter. “Plain” flavor is amazing – salty creamy amazing. The dark chocolate flavor is like a grown up peanut butter cup, and the salted maple is like buttery caramel. I now have three jars in my fridge. I’ve been enjoying marcona butter on celery, on homemade juice pulp crackers, on a spoon…
Have you tasted Marcona almonds? What is your favorite nut?
Peanut butter and Chocolate. Always a classic combination, even if the recipe isn’t so classic. or even a recipe, really.
I am still reeling over my amazing weekend, and will recap every detail soon. I’m still on a plant-based high with a goofy grin, and there are some people still in Portland for a few more days so I’m spending time with new friends!
I managed to develop quite the sweet tooth as a result of all the amazing food we enjoyed this weekend. In three days. I crave sweets now, wanting dessert after dinner. Breakfast and lunch too, if I’m being honest.
Today I have the honor of guest posting for my friend Eden – whose blog I love for many reasons – she makes me laugh, inspires me to think, and instigates many fun comment conversations. So when she asked me to guest post, I put my thinking laptop on to come up with something fun.
This satisfies that sweet tooth.
The breakfast one.
The theme is “not on my blog” – visit Eden to see what I have to say.
What is your favorite chocolate peanut butter combination?
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