10 Almond Butter Snacks


10 Almond Butter Snacks

10 Almond Butter Snacks

I am a huge fan of anything slathered in peanut or almond butter — baby loves it too. In fact, one of my favorite snacks is a spoonful of peanut or almond butter and a frozen banana. I could eat that for almost any meal. After I posted how to make almond butter last week, I thought I would show you 10 fun and easy desserts/snacks you can make with your almond butter. Most of which have a banana in them as well. Such a good combo! All these recipes are really simple — just the way I like it :).

***Many of the recipes call for peanut butter but you can switch it up and use almond butter instead.  If the recipe says that it is paleo it is assuming you use almond butter :).

 

Almond Butter Fudge

Maple Pecan Fudge (paleo, vegan, gluten free)

No explanation needed — fudge is all I have to say. I haven’t tried this fudge yet, but I plan on making it as soon as I go to the grocery store and pick up some bananas. I have been going through bananas at a crazy rate. I eat one before I bike or run every morning and usually another one sometime later in the day.
Open-faced banana almond butter

Open-faced banana almond butter or peanut butter sandwich (paleo, vegan, gluten free):

Is this not a brilliant, simple idea? One of my favorite things to do is freeze bananas and then dip them in peanut or almond butter. It is a frozen, creamy treat. I love this idea of making bananas into an open-faced sandwich.

 

Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas

Frozen chocolate banana bites (paleo, gluten free, vegan):

Oh my goodness, possibly the best treat ever. Just slice a banana, put nut butter in the center, freeze them hard and dip them in chocolate. So easy.

 

Green Smoothie with Nut Butter and Bananas

 

Green Smoothie with Nut Butter and Bananas (gluten free, paleo and vegan if you use almond butter)

This post isn’t really a recipe but more the ingredients for the smoothie — Greek yogurt, spinach, peanut butter or almong butter, and bananas. A creamy green smoothie. You can use almond milk, peanut butter, bananas and spinach as well — both are good.

 

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Breakfast Cookies (gluten free if using gluten free oats, vegan)

These are the best breakfast cookies (gluten free if using gluten-free oats) I have tried.  My kids loved these. They aren’t super sweet, but are filling and really tasty.

 

peanut butter roll ups

Banana Dogs (vegan if you omit the honey)

Another one of my kids’ favorites, banana dogs (vegan if you omit the honey). Easy as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but something a little different to switch it up.

 

Chocolate Nut Butter Bars

Chocolate Nut Butter Bars (gluten free)

These chocolate peanut or almond butter bars (gluten free) remind me of Rice Krispie treats in a way. They are really chewy and the layer of chocolate on top makes them a little too good. This is a good treat to take to a party.

 

Almond Butter Banana Ice Cream

Banana almond butter ice cream (paleo, vegan, gluten free):

I have yet to try this recipe, but I am a huge fan of banana ice cream. It is so creamy and easy to put together. This looks extra amazing.

 

Peanut Butter Quesadillas

Banana chocolate quesadillas:(gluten free if using a gluten free tortilla, vegan if using vegan chocolate chips)

Easy dessert — banana, chocolate chips and nut butter all wrapped up in a gooey quesadilla.

 

Protein Bar Recovery

Perfect Recovery Bar (vegan, gluten free if using gluten-free oats)

This recipe was developed by my friend who is a personal trainer. It is the perfect recovery bar with the right amount of carbs and protein to recover fast. You can eat them even if you aren’t working out. I would make them for my kids after swimming lessons, so we call them swimming lesson bars.

Here is another variation of the Perfect Recovery Bar:

Banana Protein Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C oats
  • 1 banana mashed
  • 1/3 C nut butter
  • 1/4 C maple syrup
  • 1/3 C mini chocolate chips or chopped walnuts or both
  • 1 scoop good-quality protein powder (I used Gnarly chocolate)
  • 1/4 C chopped walnuts (optional but good)

Preparation

Mix all together. The batter will be sticky but after it sits for a minute they aren’t sticky anymore.

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16 Responses to 10 Almond Butter Snacks

  1. Lane Kennedy says:

    I’m thrilled to see all of these recipes. I am the same with almond /peanutbutter, I LOVE IT!! I’ve recently begun eating sunbutter too. I’m gonna try them for sure, thank you. Thank you!

  2. Amy says:

    is this safe for someone who ha peanut allergies this almond butter? I have never heard of it before. thanks
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  3. Oh my those all look delicious….especially the frozen banana/chocolate/almond butter one :)

  4. Andrea says:

    I am allergic to bananas. I’ve noticed that banana is used a lot in natural recipes for a natural sweetening agent, but also to provide its unique texture. Because banana provides so much bulk, I’ve struggled to come up with a suitable substitute. Any suggestions?

    • Desi says:

      Oh that is tricky Andrea! Apple sauce might work? It is sweet and it would provide bulk? Not sure if it would work in all recipes though but in the breakfast cookies I am almost sure it would.

      • Andrea says:

        Thanks for the response! I’ll have to give applesauce a try. :) Maybe I’ll adapt for the extra bit of fluid in applesauce.

  5. Debbie says:

    Hi Desi,

    I have another recipe for you. 3 ingredients for 3 pancakes. Take 1 large banana, 1 tblsp almond butter, 1 egg. Mix together. Heat up a small fry pan with coconut oil. Using a large tablespoon place batter in pan. Cook on low for 3-4 minutes. Flip. Cook the other side. Repeat. Eat as is or top with a drizzle of pure maple syrup. Enjoy!

  6. Kate says:

    These look wonderful! However, the link to the “Perfect Recovery Bars” sends me to the recipe for the Scotcharoos. Can you post a link to the recipe for Recovery Bars? Thanks!!

  7. I haven’t tried the recipe yet. My grandson is staying this week and we were going to bake, make jigglers, and frozen yogurt pops. I should have copied the ones I wanted to use while I was collecting them. Now, I have to go through all the files and copy them.
    My organization skills suck since becoming “senile”.
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  8. Pamela says:

    I’m SO excited to try these! My daughter is PICKY and I might just get her to go for some of these!

  9. Desi says:

    Hi! Yes look under the recipes category.

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