Raw Diet Recipe
Not at all like your typical Almond Muffins, these use almond butter, raw almonds, coconut and eggs.
1 cup almond butter
1 cup sliced raw almonds
1 cup pure coconut milk
2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
Beat all ingredients until combined and pour in muffin cups.
Cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
Make Your Own Almond Butter
Almond butter can be made from your raw nuts; however, roasting the nuts just prior to making the butter considerably enhances the flavor. To roast the almonds, spread them in a thin layer on a baking sheet at 300 degrees for about 20 minutes. Stir a few of times to assure even roasting.
To make your own homemade almond butter, you'll need:
1 cup roasted almonds
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon unrefined vegetable oil
Combine the almonds and salt in a food processor, blender, meat grinder or nut butter machine and process until the nuts are finely ground. Add the oil and continue processing until the butter reaches your desired degree of smoothness, adding more oil if necessary. For chunky butter, stir in 1/4 cup chopped almonds. Store, tightly covered, in the refrigerator. Makes about 3/4 cup.
Almond Butter Variations: Substitute Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts or macadamia nuts for the almonds. Or combine two or more of these nuts in any proportion.
Coconuts are one of the most nutritious of all fruits, but unfortunately in the United States they are also one of the most overlooked. Coconuts are not a traditional part of the American diet, but have been a staple food to many populations, such as island and Asian cultures, for centuries.