I talked all about my love for peant butter in my last post, but not only does peanut butter make me happy, other nut butters do as well. A scoop of almond butter, cashew, or sunflower seed butter is pretty amazing to me as well, and when I want something a little rich but don't want dessert it does just the trick!
It was amazing! Seriously, when eating nut butter like that I feel like everything is right in the world no matter what is really going on. I have a feeling I will be buying much less nut butter in the future.
Makes about 2 cups
2 cups raw macadamia nuts
2 cups dried unsweetened finely shredded coconut
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp maple syrup (or to taste)
1/4 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread macadamia nuts out on one sheet pan and the coconut on another. Place in the oven and roast the nuts for about 10-15 minutes until golden, and the coconut for about 5-7 (watch it closely as it burns quick). Remove from oven and let cool. Place nuts, coconut, vanilla, maple syrup, and sea salt in a food processor and process until smooth. Pour into a container and let cool. Store in the fridge for about a month.