Vanilla Brazil Nut Butter
This recipe is 1000% the most delicious way to eat a Brazil nut. I love Brazil nuts for their nutrition but I'm not a huge fan of the flavor so this recipe is the perfect solution!
Brazil nuts are extremely nutrient-dense and have a unique make-up of vitamins such as zinc, selenium, magnesium, antioxidants, and vitamin E that makes them particularly beneficial for anyone looking to support thyroid, heart, brain health and fertility. They are the most concentrated dietary source of Selenium which is essential for optimal thyroid function. Just 1-3 Brazil nuts per day will get you all the Selenium you need while avoiding any risk of toxicity.
This nut butter truly has a shortbread / pie crust taste to it. I like to eat it in my breakfast bowls with fruit and yogurt and it tastes just like a fruit crisp cobbler. YUM!
2 cups raw Brazil Nuts (can sub any nut you like here or do a nut blend!)
3 tbsp coconut oil
3 tsp maple syrup (could also sub 1-2 pitted dates) - can omit for no sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
A few dashes of sea salt - I give it a solid 5-7 shakes (~1/4 tsp)
To begin, roast the raw brazil nuts in the oven at 375ºF for 10 minutes and then leave till cool-to-touch.
Once the nuts are cool, place them in a food processor or blender and blend till smooth. This is best done in intervals as you may have to stir a few times between blends. The longer that you blend, the runnier the nut butter will be.
Once the homemade brazil nut butter is ready, store it in an airtight glass container. It will stay in the fridge for 2-3 months.
Brazil nut butter in a breakfast bowl with my easy chia flax seed pudding!