Salted Caramel Macadamia, Cashew & Coconut Butter – Nut Butter Slut Heaven

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Salted Caramel Macadamia, Cashew and Coconut Butter, or as it shall henceforth be known Nut Butter Slut Heaven – this is actual wet dream in a jar.

This gorgeous, creamy jar of heaven make is a thing to make this nut butter slut very fucking happy indeed.  Just the name is enough to incite a case of damp knickers. This was originally based on a favourite recipe from Living Healthy With Chocolate for White Chocolate Macadamia Butter but just for shits and giggles and food porn dribbles, I changed things up a bit by roasting the nuts, adding coconut into the mix, swapping honey for coconut sugar for its rich caramel flavour and adding a bit of extra salt for the salted caramel kick. And this is the result; gorgeous, golden brown nut butter good enough to suffer serious personal injury for.

No really, I have the scars. When those nuts come out of the oven they’re hot, when you throw them into the vitamix and puree them at a gazillion rpm the result is thermo-fucking-nuclear. I believe I may have actually removed part of my fingerprint doing a dip test, and there is skin in my mouth that feels like it may be permanently blistered. How d’ya like my perseverance though – burnt my finger but still put that molten lava into my mouth regardless. Such is the commitment to the cause of a nut butter slut.

So if, like me, you’d do thoroughly indecent things for good nut butter I seriously think you need this one in your life,  just try to avoid a trip to A&E in the process! 

Get this stuff

1 C macadamias

1 C cashews

1 C shredded coconut

35 grams cacao butter

1 T stevia, coconut sugar, rice malt syrup, maple syrup or your sweetener of choice

1 tsp vanilla paste

1/2 tsp pink salt

 

Do this with it

Pre-heat the oven, spread the nuts on a tray and very lightly roast them until they’re just starting to go light brown. This should take a maximum of about 10 minutes and you should definitely keep a close eye on them as they can go from ‘Ooooh perfect’ to ‘Oh. Fuck’ in a matter of minutes.

roasted nutsI’ve been warned about throwing super hot nuts into the blender as the heat can warp the jug so I generally let them cool for a few minutes first. Then toss them in along with all the other ingredients and blitz until you have a smooth, creamy mixture. I’ve found this mixture reaches that gorgeously runny point a lot faster than other nut butter due to the oiliness of these particular nuts and the cacao butter so it should be somewhere between 2 and 5 minutes depending on how high powered your blender is.

 

And that’s it. Pour into a jar and do your best not to consume the whole lot in one sitting because this stuff is seriously, ridiculously good. So velvety smooth & creamy, total unadulterated food porn, there’ll definitely be no question of spitting or swallowing here!

Supercharge it and sex it up with optional extras

At the risk of messing with a very good thing I spent some time playing with the recipe and came up with a few variations that make awesome into extraordinary.

  • Give it a protein boost by adding 2 scoops (about 60 grams) of vanilla or coconut flavour protein powder, my favourite is True Protein Raw Coconut WPI 
  • Change up the flavour by adding 1 Tbl dark cacao or cocoa for chocolate or spice it up with 1 tsp of golden latte spice mix or turmeric for a mellow yellow superfood boost. I’m in love with Golden Grind’s Coconut and Cacao version – it’s pretty fucking special!
  • Dollop small teaspoonfuls onto a lined baking tray or plate and whack them in the freezer for about half and hour to make supercharged nut butter buttons, perfect for an instant mid-afternoon fat and protein hit – no spoon required!

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3 thoughts on “Salted Caramel Macadamia, Cashew & Coconut Butter – Nut Butter Slut Heaven

  1. Coconut butter is super simple to make. It is coconut oil on steroids!Coconut is one of my ultimate favorite foods, I love nearly everything with added coconut. Coconut crusted chicken, coconut ice cream, coconut protein shakes, coconut bars, coconut squares.Thanks for sharing your views with us.

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