Apricot Almond Butter Breakfast Bars

Apricot Almond Butter Breakfast Bars

almond_butter_bars_1

I never intend to stockpile nut butter; it just happens.  I buy a few jars of nut butter on sale.  Then my brother gives me nut butter as a present.  Then a friend hands off a flavored nut butter that she doesn’t like.  Then I win a giveaway.  Next thing you know, I’ve got 10 jars of nut butter and only one mouth to feed.  If you (like me) ever find yourself with an accidental stockpile of nut butter, bake a batch of these bars!

apricot almond butter breakfast bars

Read more

Top Ten Tuesday: Nut Butter Brands

Top Ten Tuesday: Nut Butter Brands

It’s November, and you know what that means…

Yes, I made myself a sweatshirt to celebrate the occasion!
National peanut butter lovers month!

img_0921
Y’all, I eat a lot of nut butter.


And by a lot, I mean at least 4 ounces a day.


In fact, I decided to pay attention to my nut butter intake one day, and I made this food pyramid to properly display how much nut butter I eat.

katsfoodpyramid

When you eat that much nut butter, it is great to try different flavors and brands. 👍


I have dedicated every Tuesday of November to peanut butter, and I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite nut butter brands with you.


*This post was not sponsored in any way.  All opinions are my own.

Ten Fourteen Best Nut Butter Brands

1) Blindspot Nutbutters

Flavor Recommendations:  Squirrely Tale (the best nut butter in the world), Super Squirrely, Butterscotch Peanut Butter, Nut’n But Nuts, Cinnamon Roll

2) Bliss Nutbutters

Flavor Recommendation: Cinnamon Chia Seed

3) PB & Co.

Flavor Recommendations: Mighty Maple, Cinnamon Raisin, Pumpkin Spice, White Chocolate Wonderful

img_1079
4) YouFresh Naturals

Flavor Recommendations:  Glazed Donut, White Chocolate, Cookies and Cream


5) Justin’s

Flavor Recommendations:  Natural Almond


6) Skippy

Flavor Recommendations:  Salted Caramel, Super Chunk, Natural Creamy


7) Jif

Flavor Recommendations:  Cinnamon, Cashew, Whipped


8) PB Crave

Flavor Recommendation: Coco Bananas

9) Smuckers

Flavor Recommendations:  Natural Chunky


10) Peter Pan

Flavor Recommendations: Simply Ground

11) Crazy Richards

Flavor Recommendation: 100% Peanuts Creamy

12) Earth Balance

Flavor Recommendation: Natural Creamy with Flax


Some generic brands I like are :

  • (13) Simply Nature [Flavor Recommendations: Cashew, Sunbutter (add honey, cinnamon, and vanilla protein powder)]
  • (14) Peanut Delight [Flavor Recommendation: natural creamy]

For the record, I have a list on my desk of over 15 nut butter brands that I want to try.  The list includes (but is not limited to):

  • Nuttzo
  • Wild Friends
  • Barney Butter
  • Nut Butter Nation
  • Maranatha
  • Big Spoon Roasters


What is your favorite nut butter brand?  Have you tried any of the brands on my list?

Homemade Almond Butter

Homemade Almond Butter

almondbutter

I am under the impression that if something can be homemade and you have the time to make it, it should be homemade.

Today I challenged myself to make almond butter, and it turned out delicious.  All you need is a food processor, almonds, and about 10-15 minutes.

Since this butter is homemade, you can determine how crunchy you want it.  To store it, simply put it in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator.

 

Homemade Almond Butter

Ingredients:

  • Almonds

Directions:

  • Place almonds in food processor and pulverize for 10 minutes.
  • There is no need to stop the food processor at any time unless the sides of the bowl need to be scraped.
  • Eat and enjoy!