Did you know that the UK recently launched a Marmite and peanut butter combo?
The jury's still out on whether Aussies (and, indeed, the rest of the world) will embrace the idea of nut butter mixed with Marmite or Vegemite. The idea may sound delicious to you—or make you crinkle your nose in disgust.
Not to worry! There are plenty of delicious peanut and almond butter snacks out there that everyone can agree on. In this post, we'll give you some fun ideas for tasty, nutritious almond butter recipes everyone in your family will love.
And while we're focusing on almond butter snacks, these recipes work equally well with peanut butter or your other favourite nut butter! (We don't discriminate when it comes to nuts, and neither should you.)
Read on to learn more . . . and then get snacking!
Delicious Almond Butter Snacks
Almond butter doesn't just taste great. It's so good for you too!
Loaded with vitamins, minerals, and protein, almonds pack a powerful nutritional punch in a small package. This is one tasty treat you can enjoy with zero guilt!
Here's a roundup of some of our favourite almond butter snacks.
1. Breakfast Sweet Potatoes With Almond Butter
We call them breakfast potatoes, but let's be honest—it works just as well for dessert too. You can eat this amazing almond butter treat anytime, day or night.
To start, you'll need sweet potatoes, a banana, and a few spoonfuls of almond butter. You'll also want to grab some chia seeds, cinnamon, and a pinch of sea salt.
Bake the sweet potatoes as you normally would, slice them open, and let your imagination run wild. We use half a banana, a tablespoon of almond butter, and a teaspoon of chia seeds, but feel free to tweak the recipe to suit your taste.
Bonus tip: If you're not vegan and want some extra protein, throw a dollop of Greek yoghurt on your potato too. Vegans can substitute any non-dairy yoghurt.
2. No-Bake Sweet & Chewy Almond Butter Bars
We've already written an ode to peanut butter cookies, but we're working on an ode to these almond butter bars too. They're that good.
Start with a cup of rolled toasted oats. You'll need 1/2 a cup each of almond butter, honey, sliced almonds, puffed rice cereal, and puffed quinoa or millet. Jazz it up with 1/4 cup of your favourite dried fruit (blueberries, apricots, cranberries, etc).
Heat the almond butter and honey together and combine with the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and press the mixture evenly into the pan. Refrigerate for at least an hour, cut into squares, and voila!
Once you taste these almond butter bars, you'll never buy the prepackaged kind again.
3. Almond Butter Chicken of Tofu Salad
Not all almond butter recipes are sweet. Here's a savoury one that's sure to tickle your tastebuds. (And if you're vegan, feel free to substitute tofu in place of the chicken!)
Combine 2 cups of shredded chicken or tofu with 2 tablespoons each of olive oil and almond butter. Stir in a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and dijon mustard.
Combine this mixture with a cup of chopped celery and 1/2 cup of chopped red onion, grapes, or raisins (or all three). Top with toasted almonds and serve in lettuce wraps or between your favourite sliced bread.
Sound too good to be true? Here's the full recipe.
4. Almond Butter "Quesadillas" With Pomegranate
They're called quesadillas, but we think they're closer to a crepe—a divine crepe bursting with nut butter and tart fruit.
Start with 2 large tortillas or wraps (wheat, corn, or whatever you prefer). Spread 3 tablespoons of almond butter on each tortilla, along with a sliced banana and 1/3 cup of pomegranates.
Heat some coconut oil in a skillet and get ready to make the magic happen. Fold your stuffed "quesadillas" in half and cook them for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the almond butter starts to ooze out.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and you're ready to eat these awesome dessert quesadillas...or crepes...or whatever you want to call them!
5. Sweet Potato Fries With Spicy Almond Butter Dip
Need to add a little spice to your life? Here's an almond butter recipe that's sure to make your taste buds dance.
Start by making homemade sweet potato fries, if you're feeling inspired. We've found that sweet potato chips work just as well too. Or you can skip the chips and just use a spoon.
At any rate, the almond butter dip is the star here, so let's focus on that. Combine a cup of almond butter with olive oil, lime juice, garlic powder, and onion powder.
Soak 5 dried chillies (with the seeds and skins removed) for 10 minutes or until nice and soft. We like Arbol or chipotle peppers, but you can adjust your chilli choice to suit your preferred heat level.
Combine your dip ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and scallions and reach for those sweet potato fries or chips, because you're about to eat every single bite.
Here's a full description of this zesty recipe.
Which Almond Butter Recipe Will You Try First?
So, which of these almond butter snacks sounded best to you?
Was it the almond butter quesadillas with pomegranate? The almond butter chicken salad? Or the sweet potato fries with spicy almond butter dip?
We don't know about you, but after all this talk of how to eat almond butter, we're feeling pretty hungry over here.
It's time to take some of these awesome nut butter recipes and try them out in your kitchen. You can even try all of them—we promise not to judge.
One thing we do promise is that every jar of our premium nut butter is creamy, delicious, and 100% natural. Click here to find the perfect almond butter to use in your new favourite recipe!