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almond butter ideas?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I have a jar of almond butter I bought in the organic section of my grocer, thinking I could spread it on things for my toddler. But he doesn't like it.

What do you all do with almond butter? Do you have any recipies for dinners or desserts using almond butter?
post #2 of 11

mmmmmm, almond butter

usually we eat it on bananas with a little honey. we went to raw foods recently so i've been using it in nutty dressing recipes too. it's really good with chunky fruity preserves on good bread - not the wonder stuff.
post #3 of 11
Yes - add it to a rich chocolate mousse recipe, and you can't go wrong. Of course, that's my solution for almost anything. Seriously, though, adding some almond butter to a rich, dark chocolate mousse is heaven. Take about 10 oz bittersweet chocolate and melt it with a tbs of butter and, oh, about 1/2 cup cream (the microwave on half power is great for this). Separate three egg yolks and save the whites. Whisk the egg yolks with about 1/2 cup brown (or white) sugar and then whisk the yolk mixture in with the hot chocolate mixture, taking care to make sure the yolks are quickly incorporated so they don't turn into cooked bits. Add 1/3 cup almond butter, and mix. Then beat the whites till they form hard peaks. Fold in 1/3 of the whites to the chocolate mixture to lighten it, then gently fold in the remainder. Pour into individual serving dishes and refrigerate (or, in a pinch, freeze if you want to speed things up) until chilled, and serve. All the amounts are approximate, so feel free to play with it.
post #4 of 11
I looooove almond butter! I eat it on apples, bananas, pears, waffles, toast, pancakes. I love an almond butter and jelly sandwich too!

I made a smoothie last night with bananas, choc soymilk, and some peanut butter, but I think almond butter would have been very yummy too since the taste isn't quite as assertive. Probably would have been richer and not so peanutty, kwim?

Oh, and it's good stirred into oatmeal too!
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
WOW. Those ideas sound sssssssoooooooo good! Thank you!

post #6 of 11
I use it lots too. On sandwiches for DD, in cookie recipes instead of peanut butter, on waffles with banana slices, on toast and

if you mix a little in with your hummus, it makes a really bold spread that tastes much richer. ( PB works for this too)

I also get into cashew butter ( $$$) for making some really yummy stuff too.....
post #7 of 11
I just came across this recipe yesterday, and it looks great. It comes from a children's book, The Story of Noodles.

Sauce:

2 green onions, whites only, chopped
2 small cloves garlic
1/2 c. smooth almond butter
1/2 c. light coconut milk or soy milk
1 T. lemon juice
1 T. soy sauce, or salt to taste

1/2 lb thin wheat noodles, fresh or dry
1/4 c. roasted nuts, for garnish
1/4 c. dried cranberries, for garnish (can substitue rainsins, grapes or any fresh berries)

1. Combine all sauce ingredients in a blender or food processor. Process until smooth.
2. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water to prevent sticking.
3. In a large bowl, toss noodles with sauce. Garnish with nuts and cranberries. Serve cold.
post #8 of 11
It would probably be delicious in place of peanut butter in a peanut butter cookie recipe.
post #9 of 11

I second the smoothie idea

It's REALLY GOOD in smoothies!
post #10 of 11
love the above noodle recipe

i was gonna say substitute it in a thai peanut sauce for peanut butter.

1/2 cup orange juice
2/3 cup almond butter
1/3 cup Mrs. Braggs, tamari or shoyu
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cayenne pepper
1/4 cup maple syrup
4 cloves garlic
1 ts ginger
post #11 of 11
sauce for baked tofu:
mix together almond butter, a dash of tamari, some water, crushed tomatoes, a little curry paste or sweet chilli sauce, a dash of olive oil and pour over tofu chunks in an ovenproof dish - bake for 30 mins in a mod oven (covered or uncovered)
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