Chocolate Peanut Flax Butter

 Source: Chocolate Peanut Flax Butter, BlueSkyIdeas

Source: Chocolate Peanut Flax Butter, BlueSkyIdeas

This chocolate and flax peanut butter is our budget-friendly version of Bittersweet Flax Butter.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500 mL) roasted peanuts
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) roasted ground flax
  • 1 cup (250 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) sea salt
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).  Place peanuts on a cookie sheet and roast for 8-10 minutes, stirring once.  Remove peanuts from the pan and add them to food processor bowl.
  2. Using a food processor, process peanuts on low for 5 minutes.  Add 1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil and continue processing for another 15 minutes, stopping every 5 minutes to scrape down the sides of the bowl.  At the end of 20 minutes the nut butter should be smooth and creamy.
  3. Add remaining canola oil, flaxseed, chocolate chips, salt and vanilla.  Blend 1 minutes to combine.
  4. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two months. It probably will not last that long!

Cooks Note: For best results, it is important to use raw, unsalted nuts with no skins – you can rub the roasted nuts between a tea towel or rubbing them together in your hands to remove the skins.

 

Nutritional Analysis

 
 

YIELD: 2 cups (500 mL).

SERVING SIZE: 2 Tbsp (30 mL). Each serving contains 1 tsp (5 mL) of flax.

Per Serving
Calories 180
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 11 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 5 g
Sodium 40 mg
Potassium 173 mg