Double Chocolate Walnut Almond Butter

3 years ago I would have never thought my life would consist of the “nutty-ness” that surrounds me.

It seems like every day is a whirl wind of trying to accomplish everything I need to do, while being the best wife and mamma there is. I try my best to remain calm, cool and perfect. Nicely made bed, laundry folded (neatly) and put away, Baby Boo’s room clean and sparkly, and well, mamma showered and wearing makeup and actual clothes..not sweats.

How can I be perfect and accomplish everything?!?

I can’t! Which is why I have learned to embrace the “nutty-ness.”

In stead of dressing Baby Boo in the latest Baby gap fashion with the brightest pink flower head band…

We play dress up with Dada’s hats.

What kind of hat is that Dada?

Instead of cleaning up toys off the floor, we grab those toys and throw them out side, embrace the sunshine, and tan our pearly white leggies!

Pass the baby oil Baby Boo!

And then we get crazy when it comes to lunch. No fresh pureed carrots and sweet potatoes Baby Boo, let’s embrace this crazy and eat oranges!

Yes..Oranges.

Because eating oranges means we can make all the funny faces we want, especially when that sour taste reaches those newly sensitive taste buds of ours.

Keep up those faces Baby Boo! I’m not gonna tell you that your face is gonna freeze no matter how long you hold it. Just lies..Lies from people trying to be perfect.

And while you eat your sour oranges, Mama’s going to embrace that “nutty-ness” even more! No I’m not going to make some boring soup, or a plain old salad.

I’m gonna eat Nut Butter..

Perfect for the occasion don’t you think?

Double Chocolate Walnut Almond Butter

Although it taste sinful, this nut butter has extremely good for you ingredients. Walnuts are one of the healthiest nuts you can have. Rich in omega 3’s as well as perfect for lowing cholesterol. They also aid in reducing the risk of heart disease and inflammation. Almonds, also rich in omega 3’s, have an abundance of vitamins, and are great for your heart. Dark chocolate can help lower blood pressure, as well as an amazing source of antioxidants.

adapted from edibleperspective

Ingredients:

1 cup raw almonds

1 cup raw walnuts

2 tsp. organic pure cane sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

2 tsp. vanilla

2 TB dark cocoa powder

1/2 tsp. almond extract

3 Β large TB dark chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325. Place almonds and walnuts on baking sheet and toast for about 10-15 minutes, rotating every 3-4 minutes. Careful not to burn!

2. Once nuts are done, let cool then throw into food processor. Process until creamy, like a nut butter. This takes a couple minutes, but be patient. Keep scraping sides during processing.

3. Then add in sugar, salt, vanilla, and almond extract. process until smooth.

4. Then add in cocoa powder. Process until smooth. Then add in chocolate chips and process until creamy. The heat from the processing will melt the chocolate! πŸ™‚

5. Then take a large spoon and start eating! πŸ˜‰

Seriously…prepare for a food-gasmic feeling!

Super creamy, super chocolatey! It felt like I was eating frosting!

I have thrown this on EvErYtHiNg!! Including my face. All over. It wasn’t pretty.No Joke.

It is especially amazing in green drinks, especially THIS ONE

I think I can come to terms with all this “nutty-ness” and accept that it is perfectly okay! If being “nutty” means we get to kick off our heals and crawl around in diapers, then I’m DOWN. And I’m talking Baby Boo wearing diapers…not me. If I get to that point please intervene.

Hopefully we won’t get to that point, but if so, you must know that being a little “nutty” makes me extremely happy!

Because being perfect is just to dang hard.

Pass the frosting!!

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Comments

  1. I love being a little nutty too! That nut butter looks devine and sinful, but full of so much good stuff!

    Your lil one is too cute. Baby Boos faces make me smile πŸ™‚

  2. Your daughter is SO adorable!!! The nut butter looks fantastic. I love adding walnuts…makes it even creamier!

    • Thank you so much! I have already eaten the whole thing! Thanks to YOU of coarse πŸ™‚ You have the BEST nut butter recipes! As well as everything else you do is amazing!

  3. All those pictures of Baby Boo are gorgeous – but the fourth one is genius!
    And the nut butter?! I’m drooling… πŸ™‚

  4. Oh yum! I am swooning over it. You and your daughter are gorgeous too!

  5. Love dark chocolate nut butters. I have never tried the walnut and almond mixture. I love walnut butter on it’s own, I will have to try to mix them next time πŸ™‚

  6. You can link this yummy-ness on my blog. I love rading your comments πŸ™‚

  7. Ari your site, you, and your daughter and your food are all just gorgeous πŸ™‚

  8. AHAHA @ Baby Boo’s sour face. That is the cutest, funniest baby! Also, you look gorgeous, so you’re doing SOMETHING right!

  9. oh my. You are both so beautiful!! And the pictures!
    What a face your baby is making there. So cute. I must have looked at it for a couple minutes just oogling over the personality in that expression πŸ™‚

  10. Omg that almond butter looks delicious! I’ve never thought to add walnuts before to a nut butter. Must definitely make it even creamier especially with the chocolate. πŸ™‚

  11. I made this on Saturday. I have a pretty small, crappy food processor so it took quite awhile, but boy it was worth it! I had to add some coconut oil to get it creamy though… do you suppose it’s just cuz my processor? Maybe I should’ve just mixed it longer? You didn’t add any did you? And yours looks amazing and creamy… hmm.

    • yes it is def ok to use oil! I have a cuisinart 9 cup food processor so its a pretty tough bad boy. When I make nut butter I don’t have to use oil, but anything less strong takes a little longer, and some added oil. But I am glad it turned out in the end πŸ™‚

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