February 19, 2016
Breaking news: We’ve discovered the one food that Paleo eaters, vegans, gluten-free gourmands, and raw foodies all love equally. It can be smooth or crunchy, sweet or a little bit salty—there’s a version to please any palate.
Guessed it yet? It’s almond butter! Packed with beneficial fats, fiber, and protein, it’s picking up steam as a health food du jour—soon, it might even rival coconut oil.
All the hype probably stems from the fact that almond butter is incredibly versatile. It can add a lovely nuttiness to tons of savory recipes, and works beautifully in Asian-inspired dishes like spring rolls or chicken satay. But almond butter really shines in sweets, whether paired with chocolate, fruit, or honey—here are a few of our favorites.
Snack time has never tasted so sweet. Assemble mini AB&J cracker sandwiches, then slather them in melted dark chocolate for an irresistible mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
Almond butter adds a hearty dose of protein to this oh-so-chocolatey smoothie. Though it tastes decadent, it’s nutritious enough to hold its own at the breakfast table.
Can’t get enough Reese’s? These homemade candies are meant for you. Free of refined sugar and dairy, they’re a healthier alternative to a classic candy.
Sweetened with honey instead of marshmallows and corn syrup, almond butter–infused popcorn treats are perfect for kids and adults alike. Wrap them up individually for adorable homemade gifts or party favors
We couldn’t be more into five-ingredient recipes. Almond butter and coconut oil help this refined sugar-free dessert solidify in the freezer.
Tart blueberries and spicy ginger root can easily overpower other flavors, but not almond butter, which adds the perfect amount of creaminess.
Think Rice Krispie Treats, but made with coconut cereal and almond butter and topped with rich dark chocolate. Enough said.
Photo credit: Paul Delmont
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