Yes friends, you read that right. Chocolate. Hazelnut. Tahini.
Basically what dreams are made of. With only five ingredients and 20 minutes you can have yourself the tastiest spread for your toast, fruit, oatmeal, pancakes or waffles.
Sound like a plan? Let’s do this!
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This combination was first introduced to me when I was tasting samples from a small tahini company here in Toronto. They had a version of this with a few questionable ingredients so I decided to try my hand at making my own. AND! let me tell you this is one of my favourite spreads. I love drizzling it on apples but really you can put it on ANYTHING!
Consider any of the following:
- banana bread
- a smoothie bowl
- a spoon
It is a pretty quick and easy recipe to make but I have a couple of tips that may help along the way.
- Do NOT to toast the seeds and nuts for too long. I found when I roasted them longer the toasted flavour was way too prominent.
- Next, use a high speed blender or a food processor to make this into a creamy spread. I like to use a high speed blender as it is a little quicker.
- Lastly, if you use a liquid sweetener like honey or maple syrup it takes longer to get the mixture creamy. If you taste it and add more sweetener it will get thick again before it gets drippy again so be patient!
Now go make the tastiest spread ever!
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Chocolate Hazelnut Tahini
A creamy, honey sweetened tahini with toasted hazelnuts.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 8 servings
- Category: Sauce
- Method: Blending
- Cuisine: paleo
2 cups raw sesame seeds
1/3 cup raw hazelnuts
2 tbsp raw light honey
3 tsp coconut oil
1 tbsp cacao powder
pinch sea salt
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Spread the sesame seeds and hazelnuts out on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 5 minutes. They should be fragrant but not brown. (I find if they are toasted too much that flavour takes over too much in this).
Remove the hazelnuts from the baking sheet and place in a clean tea towel. Use the tea towel to rub the skins off as best as you can. You won’t be able to get them all off. Add the hazelnuts to a high speed blender or a powerful food processor. Add the sesame seeds and all of the other ingredients.
Blend, scraping down as needed until a creamy, drippy spread is formed. This will take longer in the food processor so be patient. Taste and add more sweetener if desired.
Keywords: paleo, hazelnut, tahini, chocolate, honey