Upgrade Your Almond Butter With These Creative Homemade Combos

Every Tuesday at our local farmers’ market, we stop by the nut butter stand and sample the new products. (Who doesn’t love a sample?!) The creative flavor combos inspired us to make our own mixtures. We took it to the HQ test kitchen and got a lil’ nutty with our fave ingredients! ;) These were super simple to whip together and totally Tone It Up Nutrition Plan approved. And bonus: you can tailor each one to your exact flavor profile. If you like it super creamy, blend for longer. Like something to crunch into? Decrease the processing time. If you don’t have a high-powered food processor, you can also buy pre-made, all natural nut butters and blend in the additional ingredients!

Get creative, girl; it’s totally up to you! ;)

Nutty Nutella

This chocolatey spread goes perfectly with some freshly cut strawberries and bananas.

Makes 1 jar. 1 Tbsp. per serving.

Ingredients:

1 lb hazelnuts

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

3 Tbsp. coconut oil

Pinch of sea salt

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Roast hazelnuts for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.

3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Pour into a food processor. You want the hazelnuts to still be warm so that they’re easier to blend. Blend them for 3-5 minutes or until smooth.

4. Add unsweetened cocoa, coconut oil, and salt. Blend until smooth.

5. Transfer to a jar and refrigerate. Will last up to 2 weeks.

PB+Dates

This is our new all-time fave spread. It’s delish and contains 4g protein per serving to keep you satiated ’til lunch time!

Makes 1 jar. 1 Tbsp. per serving.

Ingredients:

1 lb peanuts, shelled

1/2 cup dates, pitted

1 Tbsp. coconut oil

1 Tbsp. maple syrup

2 Tbsp. ground flax seed

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Pinch of sea salt

Directions: 

1. Add peanuts in a large food processor. Blend for 3-5 minutes, or until it forms a creamy mixture.

2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

3. Transfer to a jar and refrigerate. Will last up to 2 weeks.

Creamy Cashews + Almond

Have a sweet tooth? Grab a spoonful of this yum treat. The dried figs add a unique flavor to spice up your usual almond butter fix.

Makes 1 jar. 1 Tbsp. per serving.

Ingredients:

1/2 lb almonds

1/2 lb cashews

1/2 cup dried figs

1 Tbsp. coconut oil

1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup

2 Tbsp. chia seeds

Pinch of sea salt

Directions: 

1. Combine almonds and cashews in a large food processor. Blend for 3-5 minutes, or until it forms a creamy mixture.

2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

3. Transfer to a jar and refrigerate. Will last up to 2 weeks.

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COMMENTS 18

  1. I can’t wait to try all of these!!!
    Do you still have to bake the nuts in the PB + Dates and the Creamy Cashews + Almond?

      1. I made the nutella last night! I made half a batch because I was afraid of either a) messing it up or b) eating all of it if it turned out good. :) It turned out really well, but I found I had to add a tsp of honey to sweeten it just a tad. Thank you, TIU girls, I love Nutella and I am so excited to have a healthy sub now!

  2. Oh, thanks so much for these recipes! I love my nut spreads, but it can be challenging to find a good quality healthy product that’s also reasonably affordable – looking forward to trying these, thank you :)
    Ps. Am super excited about your Nutty Nutella!

  3. I made the PB+Dates today. Has an amazing flavor and the dates add a nice richness. I think this is going to be my new favorite PB! I can’t stop eating it straight out of the jar!

  4. I can’t wait to try these nutty spreads. I love nuts and I love Nutella. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi!
      We used a food processor and it worked really well. A blender might work, but you may need a high powered one and to blend it a bit longer. Let us know how it works for you! :)

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