Cocoa Almond Spread (Low Carb | Dairy-Free | Sugar-Free)

Cocoa Almond Spread (Low Carb | Dairy-Free | Sugar-Free)

This low carb, keto cocoa almond spread is easy to make and only requires 5 ingredients! It is chocolate-y, almond-y and ridiculously delicious!

My Love Affair With Nutella…

Back in the day, when I was 18, I travelled to India. I had a great time…however, it made me go off Nutella for the LONGEST time!

One of the days when I was there, I was craving chocolate BIG TIME, but the only chocolate-y thing I had was a jar of Nutella. So, I grabbed a flimsy, plastic spoon, and tucked in! My intention was to eat just a couple of spoonfuls to curb my sweet tooth, but no…my self-control went out the window and I ended up eating the whole thing!

It’s been 11 years…and finally, yesterday…I started obsessing over the idea of chocolate spread again! I ended up making this delicious batch of yumminess. I used the simplest ingredients and it was ready in less than 15 minutes!

Best Cocoa Almond Butter…

Why is this the best chocolate-almond spread ever? Well, because it is:

  • Simple!
  • Easy to make!
  • Low in carbs!
  • Perfectly sweet, without being sickly.
  • Great in the refrigerator for up to 3 months!
  • Delicious on it’s own and in SO many recipes!

5 Ingredients…

  1. Almonds – Technically, you don’t have to use almonds. You can substitute the almonds for macadamia nuts, for a creamier texture!
  2. Cocoa Powder – If you fancy a more chocolate-y spread, add 1-2 extra tablespoons of the cocoa powder…but, don’t go crazy with it, as it can turn end up slightly bitter!
  3. Powdered Sweetener – After conducting two experiments with this spread, on whether granulated or powdered sweetener tasted better…I can tell you guys that the powdered sweetener won my vote! However, if you do not have any on hand, feel free to use granulated sweetener instead.
  4. Coconut Oil – This is a gift that keeps on giving! It has so many incredible health benefits and is a fabulous ingredient…that no kitchen cupboard should be without!
  5. Salt – A little salt goes a long way, and it’s essential with all things chocolate!

Be Patient…

The only hard part of this recipe, is having patience! In order for the nutter butter to form a smooth consistency, it needs to be processed in a food processor, for at least 10 minutes (scraping down the sides every few minutes). Depending on your food processor, it may take up to 15 minutes. Even if it seems like it’s taking too long…keep going…it is worth it!

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Homemade Almond Butter

Flourless Double Chocolate Cookies

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Cocoa Almond Spread (Low Carb | Dairy-Free | Sugar-Free)

This low carb, keto cocoa almond spread is easy to make and only requires 5 ingredients! It is chocolate-y, almond-y and ridiculously delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: almond, butter, cocoa, keto, low carb, spread
Servings: 16 (1 tbsp)
Calories: 91kcal
Author: Anna – everydayketoreecipes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole almonds
  • 2-3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup powdered Monkfruit sweetener (or your favorite confectioner's sweetener)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Spread almonds on a lined baking tray and roast for 8-10 minutes.
  • Add almonds to a food processor and blend on high until almonds become finely chopped. Add cocoa powder, powdered sweetener, melted coconut oil and salt.
  • Keep blending until this spread has a smooth constancy. This usually takes between 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve straight away or transfer to an air-tight container, and store in the refrigerator, for up to 3 months!

Nutrition Facts: ~ Makes about 1 cup
Servings:  16 (1 tbsp)
Calories:  91
Fat:  8.5g
Carbohydrate:  2.7g
Fiber:  1.6g
Net Carbs: 1.1g
Protein:  2.6g

Nutritional Disclaimer
Please note, I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional information for this recipe is provided for informational purposes only. I aim to provide the most accurate information possible, but I advise you calculate the nutritional information yourself using your favorite nutrition calculator. Also, please note I remove the powdered sweetener from the carb count and net carb count, as it has shown that it doesn’t affect blood sugar levels.



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