Nut Butter Recipes: 9 Things You Should Add Nut Butter To
…because sometimes you need new ways to incorporate your nut butter obsession into breakfast, lunch, dinner, second dinner, and elevenses (and rice cakes just aren’t going to cut it). Here’s a roundup of nut butter recipes from sweet to savory to just plain strange to help you live our your peanut-butteriest dreams.
So eggs with nut butter sounds really weird if you think too hard about it (but then again, eating eggs at all seems really weird if you think too hard about it). Here’s the deal: Whisk up some egg whites with a little vanilla and cook them really thin, like a crepe. Fill the middle with berries, chopped apples, or even some dark chocolate chips. Drizzle with almond butter. Boom.
We’re not suggesting you just dip your cauliflower in almond butter (although by all means, give it a shot and let us know how it goes). We’re talking Tandoori Roasted Cauliflower with Almond Butter. Check it out here.
3) Grilled Cheese:
It’s pretty hard to improve upon a tried-and-true classic, but it turns out, nut butter somehow does it. You can stick with old school cheddar cheese, but we’re all about getting a little creative. Brie cheese, apples, and almond butter? Yup. Peanut butter, pickles, and cheese? On board. Cream cheese, dark chocolate, berries, and almond butter? Don’t tempt us. But please do.
We all have that one uncle who is adamant that peanut butter is delicious on pizza (or is that just me?), but in this recipe, sunflower butter is truly a complement to crispy crust, chicken, soy sauce, cilantro, and more. Check it here.
Peanut Butter on burgers is just a logical next step after ketchup and mustard, right? Right? Spread it on a beef or turkey burger with all the classic toppings like lettuce, tomatoes, even mayo. Bonus points for bacon.
The key here is the sauce – juice from half a lime, a tablespoon of soy sauce, a dash of chopped garlic, a couple teaspoons of sriracha, and some warmed peanut butter. Try it with tofu, shrimp, or even beef, then top with chopped cilantro and onion. Not feeling quite as adventurous? Try covering a tortilla with your favorite nut butter and fill it with sliced bananas, berries, mango, and pineapple. It still counts as a taco if it’s in a tortilla. That’s the rule.
Sesame Almond Butter Zoodles because who doesn’t love the word “zoodles?” We were skeptical at first too, but just give it a try, and if you hate it, there’s always these insanely yummy zucchini almond butter brownies to fall back on. That’s right, we found you not one, but two zucchini almond butter recipes.
8) Salad Dressing:
One part sunflower butter, one part allllll the herbs. Replace the seeds and agave with sunflower butter and make veggies great again. Recipe here.
9) Chicken Wings:
Let’s face it – chicken wings have just been waiting for an option that doesn’t involve mild, medium, hot, or barbecue. That option is here and its name is Spicy Peanut Sauce. Yes. Please.
As a bonus, try snacking on some nut butter with orange slices, dates, or even cucumbers. Do you have an unusual go-to nut butter recipe? Let us know your favorites!
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