Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter

What’s better than homemade almond butter? I think caffeinated almond butter. Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter. Coffee-spiked almond butter dotted with little specks of heady vanilla, sweetened with brown sugar, and perked up with a pinch of coarse salt.

This is my kind of almond butter.

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I wish I’d thought of this dreamy combo all on my own, but, yeah. I didn’t. I was inspired by this incredible almond butter from Wild Friends. As soon as I set my taste buds on this stuff, I knew I had to make my own version at home.

Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter | Kitchen Treaty

A couple of days ago, I showed you how to make homemade almond butter. All you need are almonds and a food processor or strong blender! So easy, right? Well, the plain homemade stuff is plenty incredible. But when you stir in stuff like espresso, vanilla, and brown sugar … nirvana, my friends.

Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter | Kitchen Treaty

I like to spread this on toast or just eat it by the spoonful for a quick energy-boosting snack. Caffeine and almond butter. Nature’s perfect duo.

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Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter

Homemade almond butter spruced up with espresso, vanilla, brown sugar, and kosher salt. Snack of champions!


Ingredients:


  • 2 cups unsalted almond butter (from 3 cups raw almonds - here's how to make it)

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso granules

  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped and pod discarded (make some vanilla sugar with the pod!)

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


Directions:



  1. Place almond butter to a medium bowl and add remaining ingredients. Stir well. Taste and add additional salt if desired.

  2. Keeps refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.



For instant espresso granules, I buy Medaglia D'oro brand. Partially because it's usually the only kind I can find at local grocery stores, but I also just really like it.


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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.