Hey Friends! How’s it goin?
Yesterday was a big day for me. I bought myself a new toy for the kitchen and made nut butter for the first time. Specifically, this Coconut Mocha Cashew Butter.
You may or may not know that Target Canada will soon be no more. After just two years, they’re closing their doors. I’m can’t call myself a die hard Target fan, but I am going to miss it. I’ve gotten some really great stuff from there in the last couple of years.
Their workout clothes are always on point and they’ve got great inexpensive handbags and shoes. And a lot of my very small makeup collection also comes from Target. But, as great as those things are, my things from Target were picked up from the homeware/kitchen section. I have so many gadgets and food props from Target and I LOVE them all.
I’ve been surviving with a mini food processor/food chopper for the last year or so and I managed to make some amazing things with it, like this sweet potato pizza crust and these black bean brownies. But, it either isn’t powerful enough to make nut butters or I’m too impatient to stand around holding down the pulse button down forever. Since the entire reason I bought it in the first place wast to make my own nut butter, I’ve been thinking of upgrading since the day after I bought it.
So, when I heard that Target’s clearance sale was starting yesterday, of course I had to go see if I could snap one up on sale. And that’s why yesterday – after only 8 hours of sleep in the last 48 hours – I dragged my butt out of bed at 8:30am, grabbed some sustenance at Starbs (aka all the coffee) and headed to Target with some friends just half an hour after they opened. #dedication
By the time we got there, the only available trollies had to be dug out from under mountains of snow, the line to pay was already 50+ people deep and some shelves were looking a little bare. But, I was able to find a large food processor that I liked – along with a couple other things for the kitchen – and was out of Target in about 90 minutes.
Of course, once I got home, I had to make some kind of nut butter. My little food chopper and I have been attempting to make this cashew butter for a while now so I was pretty excited to really test it out. It’s creamy, salty-sweet, full of delicious mocha flavour and – best of all – ready in under 20 minutes.
So, basically dessert in breakfast form. Sale or no sale, should have invested in a more powerful food processor before now because I would have saved myself hours of lost sleep this morning AND I could have been enjoying the amazingness that is this coconut mocha cashew butter for months. #priorities
- 2 cups cashews
- ¾ cup shredded coconut
- 2 tbsp chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp coffee grounds
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp coconut extract
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- If your cashews are not pre-roasted, preheat oven to 350F and roast in an unlined baking sheet for 10 minutes
- Add cashews and coconut to food processor and process until a mealy consistency is reached
- Add coffee, cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt and process until smooth (5 - 10 mins)
- Add in maple syrup chocolate chips, extracts and coconut oil and process until smooth and creamy.
What about you?
Do you have a food processor? Have you ever made your own nut butter? What your favourite flavour of nut butter? Are you a fan of Target?
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