04 Dec Hemp Cinnamon Cocoa Butter
Our apologies in advance for what may become your next food obsession. If you’re a fan of peanut butter, you’ve got to try making cinnamon cocoa butter with hemp seeds. Cocoa butter made with hemp seeds can be paired with fruit jelly for a naturally-healthy sandwich. It can be spread over celery for a tasty snack, poured over noodles as an alternative to peanut sauce and you can’t go wrong smearing it over a piece of toast. The hemp cinnamon cocoa butter is tasty, yes, but it also may be a safe option for those who are allergic to peanuts. Hemp seeds are considered hypoallergenic and most people who are allergic to other nuts and seeds don’t have any reactions after consuming hemp.
Here’s what you’ll need to gather up to make your own hemp cinnamon cocoa butter:
1 ½ cups hemp hearts
3 tablespoons coconut oil or hemp oil
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon salt
If your coconut oil comes in solid bar form, also commonly referred to as coconut butter, you’ll need to melt it on the stove or in the microwave before blending it with the other ingredients. If you follow a completely vegan diet and therefore don’t want to use honey, use maple syrup instead for a sweetener.
Once you’ve got all your ingredients, toss them all into a food processor and blend the mixture on high for 20 to 30 seconds. You may find that it’s too thick. If so, add a little more oil. If it’s too thin for your taste, toss in a little more hemp hearts. Pour the mixture into a glass jar and fully tighten the lid. Keep the mixture in the refrigerator to help it harden. The butter will stay good if kept in your refrigerator for up to two weeks.