{Sweet & Tangy | Almond Butter Upgraded!}

We all know how good almond butter is, especially over peanut butter. Here is a comparison chart

peanut vs almond

Here is a full length article on peanut butter vs. almond butter : http://www.livestrong.com/article/262281-the-benefits-of-almond-butter-vs-peanut-butter/

Both types of nut butters aren’t bad for you, but I personally prefer almond butter, it’s less “tacky” in my mouth, and I like the smoother taste.

I buy regular almond butter (nothing added to it) from Trader Joes. Then the magic starts. From the jar, I pour a little out into tupperware to start making my “custom” almond butter. To have something sweet on hand, I add a little Brown Rice Syrup to the almond butter, a pinch of vanilla extract, and mix everything about, and there ya go! Slightly sweetened almond butter.

Into another tupperware I will add a combination of dried cumin, lemon, salt, garlic, paprika, onion, parsley and mix it all around.  This creates a deep savory version, which I use as the binder for vegan sushi. IT IS SO DELICIOUS. I can eat this by the spoonfuls.

IMG_4341[1]So from one simple jar, I can make so many custom almond butter variations. You can use any type of almond butter you like, but of all the types I’ve sampled (Whole Foods, Justin’s, Wegman’s), I love Trader Joe’s the best. For me, it has just the right amount of crunch left in it, and the price is reasonable.

If you guys make any of you own almond butter concoctions, please let me know in the comments below!

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