FINALLY! I’m super excited to share this gorgeous recipe!
You’re gonna love it! I swear I could just spoon the whole thing.
I can also feel it would be an amazing addition to cookies, which I will try – keep tuned @ninasempire for the results because I think will be AMAZING.
Who knows, perhaps I’ll come up with a cookie recipe including this precious gem. Would you like that? Let me know, I love getting feedback from you guys, it means a world to me!
So, I found myself the other day, mixing up my almond butter batch and doing my thinking while watching it come to life – yes, I do just stand there, watch it hypnotized, enjoying the smell. It’s like in the shower when you get all your best ideas.
Then it hit me – what if I added a bit of carob powder?!
I mean, lets get serious, carob is the best. It was totally worth the try.
Rushing to get all the stuff I imagined I’d need before the idea doesn’t leave my brain (it’s totally a thing!!), I brought up some carob powder, honey, almond milk and started experimenting.
After a couple of minutes of, 1 spoon this 1 spoon that, a miracle happened.. a delicious freakin’ miracle!
I was so excited I went straight to offering it to my daughter – turned out, she doesn’t get excited about food as much as I do, so she gave me a nope & continued playing.
Although I don’t see it used very often here in Germany, carob is actually a nutrient powerhouse.
What I love sharing with you ladies are calcium rich foods and carob is one of the best! One cup has around 350mg calcium – more than milk which has around 275mg.
Not only is it rich in calcium, but other minerals as well; magnesium, potassium, iron – all of which are super important for our well-being.
And my favorite – tons of fiber. A tablespoon has around 5g fiber which is insane. Daily recommendation is minimum 30-35g. Your digestion’s gonna love it!
Last but not least, tons of polyphenols; amazing antioxidant properties, wonders for our cholesterol levels and blood fats.
Also, it tastes kinda like cocoa, so I think we should use more of it.
Hello you delicious health!
Oh dear, oh dear, almond butter. I don’t know if I prefer making it or eating it, seriously. That smell.
Healthy fats, tons of vitamin E, fiber, what’s not to love?!
Since I discovered how awesome this combo is, it’s a regular on our table. So far I used cow milk, almond milk and oat milk – each of them was wonderful.
One tablespoon of honey is enough for me, but if you like your spread sweeter, feel free to add a bit more honey.
You’ll need to use roasted almonds. Roast them in the oven, at ca. 350°F (180°C) for like 10mins, but keep an eye on them – they easily burn, which gives them a bitter taste. After roasting, let them cool. This makes butter making much easier process.
- Carob: calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, fiber, polyphenols
- Almonds: healthy fats, vitamin E, folate, calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese & phosphorus
- Honey: a bit of minerals + vitamins, phenolic acid & flavonoids, enzymes
The left overs that you can’t scrap from your food processor? Drop a cup of milk of your choice in there, mix it up for few moments -> delicious drink!
CAROB ALMOND BUTTER
Magical bread spread that happens to be a nutritional powerhouse.
- ca. 2 cups (300g) roasted almonds cold
- 3 tbsp (ca. 40g) carob powder
- 0.4 oz (110ml) milk of your choice (here oat milk)
- 1 tbsp (30g) honey
Blend the roasted almonds in your food processor until they're butter. Should take around 10minutes.
Add carob powder & honey.
Add milk, but gradually - until you reach the consistency you like, for me it was at 0.4oz
Scrap it out in your container & enjoy!
BONUS: don't forget to add a cup of milk in the food processor & make yourself a delicious drink!
Are you also nuts about nut butters?
When you try the recipe, remember to share it on Instagram with #ninasempire – can’t wait to see your beauties!
Lots of love,