Almonds are one of the first foods that human beings cultivated. Thus, when you find yourself eating almond butter straight from the jar with a spoon, you’re part of history! Even so, we’ve come a long way since we first crushed these yummy nuts with stones – isn’t it time for a more sophisticated approach?
Almond butter recipes to the rescue!
You can use all types of almond butter to prepare meals and snacks that bring this humble nut to the next level! One jar of this sweet and salty substance packs a nutritional punch that will keep you satiated all day! Are you ready to get started?
We’ve collected seven super simple recipes to help you transition from primitive to gourmet. Put down the spoon and keep reading to up your almond butter game today!
1. Almond Butter Cookies
Combine one cup of almond butter, six tablespoons of raw sugar, and 1 egg until a dough forms. Plop them down on a cookie sheet (one tablespoon per cookie is enough) and put them in a 350-degree oven for about ten minutes. Once they’re cool, you’ll have a three-ingredient (almost) healthy cookie!
2. Rise and Shine Sweet Potato
Bake a sweet potato using your preferred method – the microwave or air fryer will work great here. When it’s done, cut it open and slather on the almond butter! This is a healthy and filling breakfast, but add chia seeds if you want to up the nutrition and satiation game!
3. Nut Butter Quesadilla
Spread some healthy almond butter over one side of a flour tortilla, then add your fruit of choice. We love strawberries, pomegranate arils, or banana slices! Top it with the other tortilla, brown on each side in a lightly oiled frying pan, and slice into segments!
4. Almond Butter Chicken Salad
Instead of mayo, make a simple dressing using almond butter, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, and salt. Mix it with your chicken and any add-ins you like, such as celery, raisins, or grapes. Eat it in a healthy lettuce cup, or plop a dollop on some sandwich bread!
5. Almond Butter Fancy Toast
Toast your favorite slice of yeasty bread and spread almond butter on top while it’s warm. From there, the bread becomes your canvas! Decorate it with lovely seasonal fruits, nuts, granola, chia seeds, etc.!
6. Almond Butter Dip
Mix some almond butter into a little bit of non-fat greek yogurt for a high-protein dip! We love to eat it with apple slices, but any sweet-and-savory combo will hit the spot!
7. Sweet and Salty Smoothie
You haven’t lived unless you’ve added a tablespoon of almond butter to your blender while you make your morning smoothie! Our favorite simple combo is non-dairy milk, banana, and almond butter.
Make a Meal Out of Almond Butter
The caloric and energetic efficiency of almond butter make it a quick but nutritious meal all on its own! When you create these recipes for almond butter meals, you’ll make your heart, stomach, and tastebuds happy! What else can you concoct using this delicious and healthy superfood?
There is plenty of inspiration on the blog beyond almond butter options! Stick around for more posts about crafting healthy and delicious meals and snacks!