Maple Mystery Butter

I couldn’t stop saying….

M-m-m-m-m-m-maply goodness

as I was slathering this nut butter on a handful of crackers last night.

Be still my heart.

No fats were harmed in the making of this nut butter

Did you know?

Roasting nuts at temperatures higher than 170F causes damage to their delicate fats? When the fat in nuts are damaged, they produce free radicals that can cause lipid peroxidation aka the oxidizing of fats in your bloodstream that can trigger tiny injuries in your artery walls. This peroxidation is the first step in the buildup of plaque and cardiovascular disease.

It’s crushing, I know. [Crushing… get it? Nuts? I crack myself up]

Thankfully, all we have to do is roast our nuts in temperatures lower than 170F and we’re fine ‘n dandy!

Maple Mystery Butter
Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free, Refined sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free
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Serves: 400mL of nut butter
Maple-infused nut butter, a combination of almonds and cashews for creamy, spreadable maple goodness
  1. Preheat oven to 170F and line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicon baking mat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the almonds, cashews, and maple syrup. Spread the nut mixture out onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes, stirring once half way through.
  3. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  4. Place roasted nuts and oil into the bowl of your food processor and process until drippy, scraping the bowl as needed. This should take between 6-8 minutes.

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I’m so happy to hear that I’m not the only one with an obsession love for putting sauces, dips, and dressings on my veggies. Whatever gets us to pack on the veg is fine by me!

Exception: if you consider a deep fried pickle 1 serving of veg [which I did at one point in my life], I have to tell you… it’s not a “vegetable” :(. It does however, make for a really great treat!

I know… I was crushed too.

Another thing that’s crushed me? [in a good way] Yesterdays workout.

I was surprised at how fatigued I was after this. I think I’ll give it another try tomorrow.

What’s the last strength training workout you’ve completed? Care to share the details?

What’s your favorite resource for workouts?
I’m currently trying to build myself a strength training plan and would love your suggestions!

Do you make your own nut butter?

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  1. Hi Leanne. Weight Training workout, some tips to help you. This is keeping in mind your female and your age.
    1) Workout 2 body parts, either 3 alternate days a week, (or alternate days) or 1 body part 5 days/week ie Mond – Frid
    2) I usually do in a 5 day chest, back, should, arms (bic, tric), legs
    3) keep reps 10-15 and sets 12-15 per body part (4 x 3-4 exercises, with1 Body Parts/day) or same reps and 9 sets (3 exercises, 3 sets) for 2 BP/day
    4) Try to get some one to show you good form, because doing the exercises wrong can injure you and you won’t progress properly.
    5) Don’t at first go too heavy but eventually when everything is right you will need to go reasonably heavy (no lower than 6 reps every now and then) to get body adaptation (BA)
    6) Weight training for women like keto is also a hormone stimulating endeavour, so part of BA process is increasing those hormones that increase muscle density (ie growth hormone and IGF-1) and decreasing those that store fat (eg insulin) Note: testosterone does not increase in women doing WT.
    7) Your keto diet will work well when you weight train. The only thing I would watch is CHOs, as some people need more carbs than others to have energy for the workout, especially when the intensity rises. You shouldn’t need to worry about this now. Having 1 high carb meal a week can help but this depends on you, how much carbs you have day to day, the amount of glycogen your body stores and how efficient you burn ketones.
    Hope this helps. GP

  2. This recipe looked so yummy I tried making it tonight. I’m not having much luck getting it to the drippy stage. I’ve followed your instructions but after 8 or so minutes it is steal looking like very fine almond meal. It still tastes great, but I don’t know if I should start adding extra oil or syrup? Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!

    • Hi Canali! I don’t like using olive oil in my nut butters because of the light olive taste… but any type of nut oils would work, too!

  3. I am allergic to Cashews :( Is there an alternative? Thanks! I love your blog and recipes!!!

    • Hi Chris – I’m sure you could use any nut you’d like. I really like walnuts and pecans in this!

    • It’s pretty challenging to make nut butter without a food processor, but you could try your blender if it’s a pretty good model. Good luck :)

  4. I’ve soaked my raw almonds in water…is it still okay to bake them? Do I need to wait until they are dry? Thanks for you help! :-)

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