When it comes to making various kinds of spreads for an infinite number of desserts, I've become almost obsessed with macadamia nuts. Luckily, I've found a local importer from which I can buy huge amounts of nuts at a really nice price!
This Homemade jaffa chocolate butter is thus based on macadamia nuts.
Because they add the least net carbs, taste delicious, and are, most importantly, a source of healthy fats. If you wish, you can use any other type of nuts.
In the recipe below, I used orange oil to add the most fragrant orange flavor to the butter. I buy the oil at a local organic store, but it is not available at all times. If you can't find the oil where you live, I guess orange zest from an organic orange fruit should do a fine job.
Oh, and as for the Jaffa Chocolate butter itself - if you've ever been a fan of orange-chocolate combination (Jaffa Cakes, Jaffa Cakes for example), you should love this recipe!
Jaffa Chocolate Butter
- 10.5 oz macadamia nuts
- 1 pinch salt
- 6 tablespoon powdered erythritol - (or to taste)
- ½ teaspoon orange oil - (or approx. 2 tbsp. orange zest)
- 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
- Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).
- Toast macadamias in the oven for 10 minutes. Stir once to prevent burning.
- Let them cool before processing.
- Place the toasted macadamias into the bowl of an s-blade food processor. Add a pinch of salt. Start processing.
- Pulse for a couple of minutes until the nuts turn into runny butter. You might need to scrap the sides of the bowl every now and then.
- Add in orange oil, cocoa butter, and erythritol. Pulse for another minute or so. Use your taste buds to see if you need to add in a bit of anything.
- Use it immediately or store in a fridge for up to a month.
MORE HOMEMADE NUT BUTTER RECIPES TO TRY!
If you love this low-carb keto recipe, I recommend you also try:
Fat: 7.4 g (of which Saturated: 1.3 g),
Total carbs: 2.8 g,
Fiber: 1.4 g,
Net Carbs: 1.4 g,
Protein: 2.9 g
There is a difference between between cocoa powder and cocoa butter, right ? So which one of the two do you use in this recipe?
Do you mean cocoa and cacao powder? The word "cacao" usually stands for less processed "cacao" products (cacao beans, cacao butter, cacao nibs, etc.) before they are processed into a "cocoa" powder. As for the "cocoa powder" I like using Duch cocoa powder. Hope this helps a bit.
This is spectacular! I made the full batch to use in your Jaffa Cake (in the oven now) and am so glad there's plenty leftover for me to nibble on, it is delicious! Can't wait to have it over a slice of roasted keto bread, or on waffles. Happy days 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, I only added more cocoa and some Stevia drops to suit my taste.
This stuff can be quite addictive, right? Thanks for the feedback, Anu. 😉
Can I ask what you would put the Jaffa butter on/ in?
My Sweet Keto says
Sure. I use it on pancakes, as an ingredient in a recipe that calls for nut butter (particularly Jaffa cake recipe) or just eat it off of a spoon instead of a fat bomb. 🙂