Whether the variety is cashew, almond, peanut, or hazelnut, nuts are perfect for blending into creamy nut butters. Don’t stop at peanut butter; each nut butter type has a different taste and texture, and they are all delicious in their own way. First, try your hand at making your own cashew butter and almond butter, then use your new homemade creation for the recipes below.
1. Apple Almond Butter Pancakes
Almond milk and almond butter give these pancakes a creamy, nutty taste. Top with fresh apple slices and almond pieces for a beautiful garnish.
2. Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
A peanut butter and jelly sandwich is an easy meal to eat, but even easier is sipping all that nutty and fruity taste through a straw.
3. Raw Vegan Banana Hemp Seed Sushi Slices
This is a perfect way to perk up a sad banana. Roll it in nut butter, then roll it in hemp seeds. Cut into fun sushi slice shapes and you’ve got a healthy, powerful snack.
4. Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins
These muffins may be full of chocolate and peanut butter like a cupcake, but they’re just as good to eat at breakfast. Skip the guilt; these are made with whole wheat pastry flour and are far healthier muffins than many store brands you’ll find.
5. Raw Apple Sandwiches with Date Caramel + Almond Butter
Raw apple sandwiches are a fun snack that’s also incredibly healthy for you and easy to make. For breakfast, set up a DIY breakfast station. Let the kids have some fun assembling their own layers with different varieties of nut butters and apples.
6. Peanut Butter Spicy Noodles
Don’t forget about savory, more hearty meals to enjoy nut butters. This noodle dish has a delectable, spicy peanut sauce.
7. Pumpkin Nut Butter Cups
These nut butter cups are mouth-watering: two layers of raw cacao chocolate deliciousness envelop a rich, creamy layer of a pumpkin puree and almond butter mix. Just like pumpkin pie, the pumpkin filling here has cinnamon and nutmeg. Yum!
8. Raw Vegan Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge
Believe it or not, this chocolate and peanut butter fudge recipe calls for only five ingredients: coconut oil, crunchy peanut butter, raw cacao, dates, and unrefined sea salt.
9. Snickers-Inspired Chocolate, Caramel, and Peanut Butter Pie
Fans of the famous Snickers candy will love this treat, which contains no animal products like the candy bar does. First, start with a chocolate wafer crust, then layer on the thick chocolate ganache, then put an out-of-this-world chocolate peanut butter filling in. To finish, add a dark chocolate garnish.
10. Vegan Ginger Chocolate Cups with Sesame-Cashew Butter and Caramel
This recipe is like a giant peanut butter cup, except the peanut butter is tahini-cashew butter and there’s some added caramel. Yum!
Lead image source: Raw Apple Sandwiches with Date Caramel + Almond Butter