Move over nut butter...it's oat butters time to shine!
A delicious blend of oats and nuts to make a butter to spread on fruits or bread or mix into your yogurt, oatmeal, or smoothies.
A versatile alternative to the typical nut butter. This oat butter has all the comforts of an oatmeal cookie with the baking or the guilt!
If you are an oats lover like me then you will love this variation of nut butter. This recipe can be adjusted to suit your palate. Switch up the nuts or spices to give it a unique taste each time you make it. You can even add some cocoa powder or dark chocolate chips and you have yourself a delicious chocolatey dessert.
Oats and nuts are a great source of protein and fiber. Combine this spread with some fruit and you have a healthy delicious breakfast or snack.
This is a quick recipe to whip up. It takes a few minutes in the food processor and will keep in the fridge for weeks. Honestly, I will be surprised if you have any left after a week.
Oat Butter Recipe
3/4 cup oats (rolled or quick oats will work)
1 cup raw almonds (any nut will work)
1T flax meal
3T maple syrup
2T coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp salt
1T shredded coconut (optional)
Place the oats in your food processor and blend until they are almost to a flour like consistency. Pour out the oats and set aside. Add the almonds or whatever nut you are using into the food processor and blend until the just start to take on a nut butter consistency. Stop the food processor and add in your remaining ingredients as well as the oats you processed earlier. Stopping to scrape down the sides as needed. Pulse until all of the ingredients are combined to your desired consistency.
Store in an air tight container for a month or two. If you store this in the refrigerator it will keep longer but it will be harder to spread. Take it out 30 minutes before you use it and it will soften up.
Any kind of nut can be used. If using a roasted salted nuts, omit the salt.
The oats can be toasted prior to processing for a bit more flavor.
Try other spices like adding a pinch of nutmeg. You could sub the cinnamon and cardamom for pumpkin pie spice for a taste of Fall.
For a chocolate flavor add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and an additional tablespoon of maple syrup.
If adding chocolate chips, stir them in at the end. Try to find dairy free chocolate chips.
Want to make something with your oat butter?
Try my Dark Chocolate Oat Butter Cups!
Let me know how you like this recipe and any changes you made. I would love to hear from you!