Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Simply Heavenly Maple Cinnamon Chia Almond Butter

Smart Sweet: Maple Cinnamon Chia Almond Butter
Posted by Jamie Schneider on December 28th, 2012

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 1
Serving Size: 16 oz. (500 mls)

If you love nut butters as much as I do then you will love this twist on typical almond butter. While almond butter is a good healthy fat option to add to celery sticks or sprouted breads, this Maple Cinnamon Chia Almond Butter packs even more nutritional punch thanks to the added chia seeds, hemp seeds, and cinnamon!

It’s great to have around the house for something savory and sweet and a great option to bring to the host of any get together or party.

2 cup raw almonds
2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½  teaspoon kosher salt
1 ½  teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1.) Preheat oven to 300F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a
large bowl, mix together the almonds, hemp seeds, chia seeds,
cinnamon, and maple syrup. Spread out almond mixture onto baking sheet
and bake for 30 minutes, stirring once half way through.
Note: Make sure the almonds do not burn. You will want to check them at 20 minutes. 

2.) Remove from oven and allow the almond mixture to cool for a few
minutes. Mix in food processor or high-powered blender for about 10 minutes, stopping to stir every 30-60 seconds as needed.
Note: If you find that the mix isn’t stirring easily then add in 2 Tbsp. of canola oil, or any oil of your choice.

3.) The mixture is ready once it’s smooth. Add in the vanilla and salt and blend until mixed well.

I found this on the web while looking for juicing recipes and I have to tell you it is so easy to make and tastes Simply Heavenly!!!  A real plus is there is no dairy and the chia swells up so that you hardly notice it.  I bet that you could also substitute walnuts  or cashews for the almonds.  Have a Simply Heavenly day!!!


Hey, new follower from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop. This looks awesome! Can't wait to check out your blog some more. :)


Thanks so much for your kindness Kristin!!! I followed you back I love your blog too and I am trying the avocado fries!!!!Have a Simply Heavenly weekend!!! :):):)

thanks for sharing i really like that idea and love the favor's of chia. thanks!

Thanks Deanna!!! I hope you enjoyed it!!! Have a Simply Heavenly Day!!! :):):)

Thank you Irfan!!! I hope you have a Simply Heavenly week!!! :):)

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