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Best Ways to Eat Organic Almond Butter

Posted by Naturally Nutty on 7/18/2014

Organic Almond ButterIf you want to get creative in the kitchen, try some of our popular almond butters?

Almond butter, for the uninitiated, is a delicious nut butter alternative to America’s ubiquitous peanut butter. This nice, thick spread offers a richer taste than peanut butter and blends well with sweet, savory, and neutral flavors.

Naturally Nutty’s almond butters are all carefully crafted in small batches, conforming to the highest standards in our American-owned and operated facility. We sell most of our almond butter flavors in 8 or 15 oz. jars, and some in 5 lb. tubs.

Our most popular almond butters include:

·      Organic almond butter, which blends the finest and freshest organic California almonds with organic flax and hemp seeds

·      Organic vanilla almond butter, which adds organic vanilla powder to our organic almond butter for a heavenly sweet indulgence

·      Organic cinnamon vanilla almond butter, which delicately flavors our almond butter with the robust flavor of organic cinnamon and organic vanilla powder, and also offers a powerful boost for health with chia, hemp, and flax seeds for protein, fiber, and antioxidants

·      Organic mocha almond butter, which combines all the benefits of our almond butter with the rich taste of organic fair trade coffee and organic cocoa powder

While we won’t dispute that spreading any of these delectable almond butters on your favorite whole grain or sprouted grain bread is as tasty as it is healthy, there are so many more possibilities than toast or a sandwich!

Use it for French toast with a twist if you feel like a breakfast or brunch that’s a little more posh. Simply spread almond butter and your favorite organic fruit spread or jam to make sandwiches, then dip them in an egg and milk mixture and cook on a hot griddle.

For a quick snack with real pick-me-up energy, try some almond butter as a spread or dip it with apple slices, bananas, or celery sticks. If you want a sweeter snack, roll your fresh or dried fruit in some almond butter and a bit of cocoa powder. Many customers report mixing it with cream cheese for veggie sticks or a bit of honey and cinnamon for baked goods.

Almond butter is also great in your favorite smoothie or curry sauce, and is a substitute for any cooking or baking recipe calling for peanut butter. It is extremely popular in cookies and granola bars, but you are only limited by your imagination!

If you enjoy dips, try changing things up with the rich taste of almond butter. It works beautifully if you substitute it for tahini when making a batch of hummus. Blend it into herb and garlic pesto for a nutty taste, or mix it into your favorite hot sauce to make it a little smoother on the palate.

Almond butter is also fantastic in sauces, from salad dressings to flavorful spreads for veggies like baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, or noodles made from zucchini or cucumber. If you are making soups or side dishes with root vegetables like squash or carrots, add a tablespoon before you mash or whip them for something a little different.

Have we inspired you to start using more almond butter? Try one of our special Naturally Nutty almond butters and check out our other seed and nut butters as well.