— Ed Northstrum
- 2 cups organic raw nuts
- Stevia, honey or maple syrup
- Vanilla or almond extract
- Cocoa powder or cacao nibs*
- Puree of dried fruit or dried fruit bits* (apricot, raisin, cherry, cranberry)
*The former creates a smooth spread, the latter chunky.
- To make the nuts more digestible, soak and dehydrate the nuts to extract phytic acids (compounds that bind minerals). Before grinding, soak nuts in water and cover for 8-12 hours. Dehydrate about 10 hours.
- To add a distinctive, warm flavor, toast the nuts before grinding. Toast nuts on a dry baking sheet at 400°F until nuts are fragrant and lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Watch closely; nuts easily scorch. Nuts should be cool to the touch before grinding.
Food processor or high-speed blender (e.g., Vitamix).
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