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Nutty for Nuts! Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter, Nut Nutrition 101 + 24 Healthy Nut Recipes

Low in sugar, and packed with nutrition and intense chocolaty cinnamon goodness, this Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter is super easy to make, and a lot more economical than store bought nut butters.Low in sugar, and packed with nutrition and intense chocolaty cinnamon goodness, this Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter is super easy to make, and a lot more economical than store bought nut butters!

Can I share a {not so secret} confession with you? I am nutty about nuts! And in honor of American Heart Month, I wanted to share with you everything about Nut Nutrition 101, a scrumptious recipe for Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter, AND a round-up of 24 of my favorite healthy nut recipes here on The Spicy RD.

So chill out with a handful of your favorite nuts, and get nutty with me!!

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And now for that Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter I’ve been telling you all about. Oh. My. Goodness!!!

Low in sugar, and rich in nutrition and flavor, this 5 ingredient Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter is super easy to make & much more economical than store bought nut butters.

Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter

Low in sugar, and packed with nutrition and intense chocolaty cinnamon goodness, this Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter is super easy to make, and a lot more economical than store bought nut butters!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw whole almonds
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil macadamia nut oil, or high oleic expeller pressed sunflower/safflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt or to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth consistency is achieved, scraping down side periodically as needed. Store in refrigerator until ready to eat.

Notes

Gluten-free, vegan, and very low in sugar at less than 2 grams per serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.6mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Low FODMAP, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword homemade almond butter
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When the chocolate craving hits, you'll love this healthy, low sugar Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter on top of apple slices!I dare you to spread some of this cinnamon chocolately godness on top of apple slices! Yum!!

Want more nutty goodness?

Of course you do!!!

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Are you as nutty about nuts as I am? Do you have a favorite nut, or do you love ’em all like I do? What’s your all-time favorite nut recipe??

15 thoughts on “Nutty for Nuts! Mexican Chocolate Almond Butter, Nut Nutrition 101 + 24 Healthy Nut Recipes”

  1. I love hot chocolate made with Mexican chocolate, but I’ve never had it with nut butter~this looks delicious!

  2. Hi, this looks so yummy! I can’t wait to make it! Just curious, do you know where you got the spoon in the pictures? Haha it’s just so cute!

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  4. I discovered almond butter when I got my blendtec, and I have it almost every day. But… with chocolate?? Oh my… I feel a new obsession coming on! And btw… I love your tweet funtction in the post!

  5. Loved loved this post.. so informative.. and the almond butter looks truly delicious!!.. Would love to try it..Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Fantabulous! Love this so much. I was thinking of making up something along these lines (similar anyway) but you have saved me the experimenting.And I love all the links to your other nutty recipes.

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