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Chocolate Chili Almond Butter Toast

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Blue Diamond AlmondsA sweet and savory Chocolate Chili Almond Butter Toast combination that is perfect for breakfast, brinner, or an in-between snack!

chocolate_chili_almond_butter_toastWhoa, whoa, whoa!  Chocolate, chili, and almond butter all in one recipe post title?  Things are getting pretty cray cray up in here, now aren’t they?

chocolate_chili_almond_butter_toast 2But before you think I am a total nut (pun intended), hear me out.

chocolate_chili_almond_butter_toast 4I cannot quite put my finger on when and where I first happened upon the chili pepper sauce and nut butter combo, but it is a thing.  And it is kind of a big thing these days.   I have seen it in countless magazines and on Instagram.

Naturally, since I love both sriracha sauce and nut butters, I have been quite intrigued with the idea ever since I first stumbled across it.  I am not afraid to try crazy food combinations, so the idea did not scare me off.  In fact, it instantly shot up to the top of my list of foods I needed to try.

chocolate_chili_almond_butter_toast 5Right around the time that sriracha sauce and nut butter became BFFs, Blue Diamond sent me a package of their Dark Chocolate Oven-Roasted Almonds.  We all know that almond butter and chocolate pair well together, and cocoa has been known to make an appearance or two in chili soup recipes, so I decided that combining chocolate, chili pepper sauce, and almond butter could be a damn good thing.  Sometimes I really like the way my brain thinks.

chocolate_chili_almond_butter_toastI could not just mix the three together in a bowl and eat it (though thinking about it still sounds delicious to me), so I went out and splurged on a nearly $11 loaf of grain-free coconut flour bread.  Ridiculous?  Not if it had tasted good.  But guess what?  I didn’t love it. Or even like it!  Thank goodness for Whole Foods’ return policy and my stockpile of gluten-free bread in my freezer that I am working my way through.  This toast had to happen one way or another.

chocolate_chili_almond_butter_toast 6Chocolate Chili Almond Butter Toast
Vegan + Gluten-Free Option

Serves 1

Ingredients

2 slices of your favorite bread (gluten-free or grain-free, if desired)
2 TB almond butter (crunchy and creamy both work)
1/4 cup Blue Diamond Dark Chocolate Oven-Roasted Almonds
1 to 2 TB Sriracha chili pepper sauce

Directions

1. Toast bread to desired crispness.  I like my toast golden-brown and slightly crispy.

2. Spread both slices of toast with almond butter.

3. Top almond butter with dark chocolate almonds.

4. Drizzle Sriracha chili pepper sauce on top.

chocolate_chili_almond_butter_toast 8I ate my toast for breakfast alongside crispy fried eggs, but a slice of this Chocolate Chili Almond Butter Toast would also be perfect for brinner, or an afternoon or evening snack.

chocolate_chili_almond_butter_toastDoes it sound a bit strange?  Absolutely.  I am not going to deny that.  But good things do not normally come to those who do not take risks.  And this toast combination, my friends, was a bit of a risk.  Luckily for all of us, it was a risk that paid off.  This Chocolate Chili Almond Butter Toast is nutty, savory, sweet, spicy, crispy, filling, and just downright delicious.  If you take one risk today, it should be making this.

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What is the craziest toast combination you have ever come up with?
Have you tried the Sriracha and nut butter combo?

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make Clean Eating Veggie Girl possible!

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  • Jennifer F May 26, 2015, 6:10 am
    wow, crazy but possibly quite genius idea! BTW, love those chocolate almonds, how they aren't dipped which means they can keep the bag in my purse on a hot day! Jennifer F recently posted...Last Minute Ideas for Grill – Burgers, Bananas & More Recipes!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 26, 2015, 7:26 am
      Thanks, Jennifer, for not thinking I'm a total nut on this one! ;) And yes.. those almonds are crazy good!
  • Lauren Allen May 26, 2015, 8:03 am
    Isn't Blue Diamond the best?! I love their products, and those chocolate covered almonds look amazing! Lauren Allen recently posted...Sweet Corn Tamale CakesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 26, 2015, 8:49 am
      They are the best!! They come up with the most creative flavors!
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul May 26, 2015, 8:35 am
    Those almonds sound yummy!! Do you think this would be too spicy for me? Erin @ Her Heartland Soul recently posted...Iced Almond-Lemon Loaf Cake RecipeMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 26, 2015, 8:53 am
      I'm not sure... sriracha can be kind of hot, but I honestly didn't notice that heat of it as much since it was balanced out with the AB and chocolate almonds. Maybe there is enough saltiness/sweetness to where you would be okay with the heat!
  • Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat May 26, 2015, 8:39 am
    This is such an interest combination Hannah, but I love it! Very creative! Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat recently posted...Recipe FavsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 26, 2015, 9:01 am
      Thanks Holly! It is definitely interesting, but it totally works!
  • Leah May 26, 2015, 9:28 am
    I am not a sriracha fan, but I can get on board with the rest of it! :) Leah recently posted...Strawberry Rhubarb Rustic TartMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 26, 2015, 10:19 am
      Bummer about the sriracha, but that is the beauty about this toast. It would be perfect with just the AB and the chocolate almonds. You can never go wrong with nut butter & chocolate.
  • Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog May 26, 2015, 11:07 am
    I have never ventured into this flavor territory, but I think I need to! Sounds intriguing... Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog recently posted...CurrentlyMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 26, 2015, 11:43 am
      It is a whole new ballgame! You should definitely give it a try :)
  • Mags May 26, 2015, 2:26 pm
    This recipe incorporates pretty much all of my favorite things in the world. I need to try this ASAP! Mags recently posted...Paranormal Investigation at the Hanover TavernMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 26, 2015, 2:39 pm
      It sure sounds like you need to! Also, I like the way you think. AB, chocolate, and sriracha are all amaaaazing things!
  • Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl May 26, 2015, 2:30 pm
    I'm a big chocolate fan, almond fan, and toast fan so this here is a triple threat knockout punch in my books!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 26, 2015, 2:40 pm
      It sounds to me like it is meant to be :) Let me know if you try it out!
  • Ashley May 26, 2015, 3:12 pm
    Strange can be a very good thing!! I haven't tried the nut butter / sriracha combo yet but now it is definitely on my list to try! This looks awesome and so right up my alley! Ashley recently posted...Roasted Broccoli and Grape Salad with BulgurMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 26, 2015, 5:29 pm
      It through we for a loop when I first saw the combination on Insta and in magazines, but it just REALLY works. I hope you try it!
  • Ariana May 26, 2015, 8:00 pm
    Say whaaat?! Sriracha and almond butter? Sounds crazy, but I love both and I bet they would actually compliment one another quite nicely! I've seen those dark chocolate almonds lately so I neeeed to get my hands on some to try this out! Thanks for sharing! Ariana recently posted...Inspiring Humans: June JamesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 26, 2015, 8:39 pm
      You sure do, Ariana! I bet you would love them! And then you could try this crazy combo ;)
  • Linz @ Itz Linz May 26, 2015, 8:44 pm
    WOAAAAAAAAAAH CRAY CRAY!!!!!! ;) although i'm not surprised it was good - blue diamond almonds are good all the time! :) Linz @ Itz Linz recently posted...Chocolate Chip Banana Peanut Butter Protein WrapMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 27, 2015, 9:00 am
      They seriously are, aren't they? Any way you eat them is a good way!
  • Alexis @ Hummusapien May 26, 2015, 8:59 pm
    I. AM. DROOLING!!! Totally loving this sweet and savory combo. I could eat those almonds by the truck-full!!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 27, 2015, 9:01 am
      I could too!! I always have to grab a handful and put them away or I will eat the ENTIRE container in one sitting!
  • Mary May 26, 2015, 9:21 pm
    Dark chocolate almonds sound delicious. Hope I can find some in the local stores.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 27, 2015, 9:01 am
      I hope so too! I'm sure you would love them :)
  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health May 26, 2015, 11:13 pm
    Whoa! This is crazy but I love it! Leave it to you to come up with something so creative! :) Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted...Thai Sweet Potato Noodles with Crispy Baked TofuMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 27, 2015, 9:07 am
      Sometimes I wonder what is going on in my brain that I think of weird combinations like this one.. I'll take it though ;)
  • bethany @ athletic avocado May 27, 2015, 6:51 am
    This may sound strange, but it looks fantastic! cool flavors for the win!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 27, 2015, 9:09 am
      Thanks so much, Bethany! I hope you give it a try :)
  • Joanna @Makingmine May 27, 2015, 9:43 am
    This sounds absolutely crazy! But I bet it's really good!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 27, 2015, 1:26 pm
      You know me... always coming up with strange (but tasty!) ideas!
  • Nicole May 28, 2015, 2:00 pm
    Okay, this does sound strange, but sometimes those are the most delicious recipes. Going to give it a try. Plus, my husband loves srirachi so this would probably be a hit with him. Nicole recently posted...Tom+Chee Now Open in West Omaha – Home of the Grilled Cheese Donut! Plus, A Giveaway!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 28, 2015, 8:53 pm
      Sriracha and nut butter lovers are bound to love this!

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