- 10 dated, pitted
- 2 dl natural cashewnuts
- 2 dl natural walnuts
- 1 dl chia seeds
- 3 tbsp cacao powder
- 2 tbsp coffee, cooled
- 1 tbsp macca root powder
- a pinch os sea salt
- a dash of ground cinnamon
Spread and Topping Ingredients
- 1/2 dl coconut oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp cacao
- 1 tbsp honey or agave if you want to
Directions for the dough
In a blender, mix the cashew nuts and walnuts. DO it in batches. Otherwise, it clumps up and you get nowhere. 🙂
In a food processor such as KitchenAid with a sort of dough hook, add the dates, coffee, and salt. When they have turned into mush, add the cacao powder. Pause the food processor to do this. Otherwise, you will be in a cloud of cacao. 🙂 Then add in the cashews, walnuts, and chia seeds. As chia seeds absorb moisture this will make the dough thicken over time.
You can also pause your food processor to help it out a bit by scraping down the dough that has gotten stuck on the sides of the bowl.
Pause again and add the cinnamon and maca root powder. When all is combined taste test your dough and see if it is to your liking.
Directions for the Spread
In a separate bowl, blend cacao and coconut oil together. If you need to you can heat the coconut oil slightly to make it runny and so easier to mix. Taste test! Depending on how you like the balance between the sweetness of the dough and the sweetness of the spread, add honey or agave to your spread.
Proteins and fats are more complicated for your body to break down. It makes the energy of these foods release slowly into your bloodstream meaning that they elevate your blood sugar slowly over a longer period of time than sugars and simple carbs. If you have an even blood sugar level, no severe spikes or dips, it makes you crave sugar less and it makes it more enjoyable to go about your day.
Cinnamon makes your blood sugar elevate at a slower phase. To have an even blood sugar level makes your energy stable throughout the day I have read.