5 Quick Things to do with Almond Butter
I have always been a bit of a fan of peanut butter, so when I saw a huge tub of almond butter from Discount Supplements, provider of supplements for vegans, I thought it would be a great alternative, especially as almond butter is higher in monounsaturated fats, fibre and vitamin E than peanut butter. So here are my 5 good things to do with almond butter.
Straight onto bread, toasted or otherwise. If you are a fan of a peanut butter and jam sandwich, then I promise almond butter and jam is just as good. Toasted muffins for breakfast are a good way of increasing your protein intake.
A Quick Snack
Ever heard of “Ants on a Log”? Basically spread the almond butter onto a piece of celery and top with raisins, for a quick, healthy snack. Chewy, crunchy, savoury and yummy!
If you fancy something other than celery for a quick snack, why not use raw vegetable sticks and use them to dip into a dip made of 3 tablespoons of almond butter, 1 cup of Greek yoghurt, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and half a teaspoon of cinnamon?
If you want something sweeter, you could try these sweet quesadillas. Heat up a large non-stick frying pan. Meanwhile spread one tortilla with almond butter and top with a mashed banana and broken pieces of chocolate. Place another tortilla on top and then heat in the frying pan, turning once, to ensure that both sides are browned.
Now I know baking is far from being a fast process, but these almond butter cookies really are quick and easy to make. Preheat the oven to 180°C then all you need to do is mix 200g of almond butter with 175g caster sugar, then add an egg and continue to mix until you form a dough. Take pieces of the dough (roughly the size of a cherry tomato) and place on a lined baking tray. Press the cookies down with the back of a fork and then bake for 12 minutes and cool for 10 minutes on the tray before transferring to a wire rack. If you really don’t want to wait that look for the cookies to bake, the cookie dough really does taste delicious too!