J is for ?

J is for ?

It’s the weekend πŸ™‚ Yay… although after the weekend school is back so that’s a shame πŸ™ I just love the school holidays, all the time spent together chatting, playing, baking, learning, days out and lax bedtimes! πŸ™‚ I’ve just realised this challenge is a lot tougher than I thought! No longer can I photograph my dinner and post it the next morning, or even make a yummy cake and share it with you! I have to think carefully, plan and post to the letter! πŸ˜› πŸ™‚ This morning we counted and realised we’re not even half way through yet (yes we were alphabet counting not thinking of the date)! Anyway, today finds us on

Juice was my first obvious choice, closely followed by jam but I thought its my chocolate or cake day! What can I do! I evenΒ had a look in a couple of books but only found foods preceded by girls names! Also, I had friends round all day yesterday and I have friends over again today so no time to be making blog food! (only for us eating later of course)! I’m thinking chocolate mud cake πŸ™‚ would go down well with the children that are coming! Anyway… back to ‘J’ πŸ˜› πŸ™‚ My son is telling me what I’ve made is not what I say it is… but then is it ever! πŸ˜› So, I’m sticking with the plan and I’ve made

Jolly Jam! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Jolly Chocolate Jam to be precise! πŸ˜› πŸ™‚

It’s chocolatey! It’s spreadable! It’s sweet! It’s sticky! It’s a cake filling! It’s a porridge topper! That makes it jam yes? πŸ˜› Of course it does! Oh… and its sugar free, dairy free, gluten free and RAW! (yes, thinking of you M)! πŸ™‚

Let’s make jam! πŸ™‚

Gather

  • 75g cashews
  • 40g almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons cacao
  • 5g coconut oil melted
  • 30-40ml unsweetened carton coconut milk
  • pinch of salt (I use pink Himalayan)
  • dusting of cinnamon

Prepare

  1. Blitz the cashews until they are a fine powder, then blitz some more until the oils are released and you start to get a thicker paste.
  2. Add the almond butter and cacao and mix well.

    Mix some more and it will become oilier.

  3. Stir in the melted coconut oil.
  4. Pour in the coconut milk a bit at a time and mix well to check the consistency. It should be thick but spreadable.
  5. Add your salt and cinnamon and mix in.

    Taste test and adjust as necessary.

  6. Enjoy!

Serve & Store

  • So many uses for this! Use wherever you would use jam! πŸ™‚
  • Spread it on bread
  • Dollop it on pancakes
  • Fill your cakes
  • Dunk your churros
  • Eat it straight out of the jar! πŸ™‚
  • Store covered in the fridge (it will harden slightly due to the coconut oil but will soften quickly)

No Comments

  • Beth Lapin 11th April 2015 at 11:59

    Now you’re talking — chocolate anything works for me!!!

    Beth
    BethLapinsAtoZblog.wordpress.com

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    • Life Diet Health 11th April 2015 at 12:04

      πŸ™‚ Chocolate bananas are my favourite at the moment (also with cashews)! Or my rosemary and salt crystal chocolates Yum πŸ™‚

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  • basilandoil 11th April 2015 at 15:33

    YUM!

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  • Delicious Peace of Mind 11th April 2015 at 18:01

    Mmmmm, thinking about when to make this and how (with what) to eat it… Well, on some nice raw crust for example… Or just with a spoon, right out of a jar! πŸ™‚ That is until we buy that blasted dehydrator for raw pancakes, crackers and breads πŸ˜€ I would maybe omit cinnamon, but add a vanilla bean powder. Raw nutella, anyone? πŸ™‚ Lovely recipe as always, darling! πŸ˜‰

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    • Life Diet Health 11th April 2015 at 19:57

      Milica ☺ Thank you ☺ How about slathered over some bananas????
      Vanilla bean ‘powder’? Ooo… You have something I’ve never seen!?

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      • Delicious Peace of Mind 12th April 2015 at 18:44

        Of course, bananas! How didn’t I think of that? Silly woman! πŸ™‚ Really, vanilla bean powder? Just crushed vanilla beans.

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        • Life Diet Health 13th April 2015 at 11:33

          That’s really quite exciting! Another thing to add to my list… I think my blender would make a paste out of my pods!

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  • pinkiebag 11th April 2015 at 20:00

    Yum, great idea, thanks for sharing.

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    • Life Diet Health 11th April 2015 at 20:18

      Thank you Chloe πŸ™‚ Check out some of my other posts… lots of dairy free recipes on here for you! πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • Random Musings and Wanderlust 12th April 2015 at 03:27

    It’s chocolate, so of course it’s the JAM!! And it’s gluten free!! Yippee πŸ™‚

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  • Silvia Writes 13th April 2015 at 20:57

    Sounds delicious, and the pictures had me go searching for chocolate anything in my kitchen. πŸ™‚ Great post, very upbeat.
    Best,
    Silvia. @
    Silvia Writes

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    • Life Diet Health 13th April 2015 at 21:40

      Hello Silvia and welcome to Life Diet Health. Thanks for your comments πŸ™‚ Yum yum chocolate! πŸ™‚

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  • Sophie33 17th April 2015 at 17:49

    Waw, this healthy chocolate cashew jam sounds very appetizing, appealing & stunning! You are so clever! On my list to make tomorrow! x

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    • Life Diet Health 19th April 2015 at 09:49

      Thank you Sophie. It is so yummy… kind of finger-licking yummy! Oh and open the fridge what can I eat ‘how about some jam’ yummy! πŸ˜› πŸ™‚

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