Breakfast Recipes with Almond Butter - We love breakfast and have compiled our favorite almond butter recipes from simple No Bake Bars for busy mornings to leisurely Almond Butter Pancakes for weekend brunch.
Breakfast might be the most important meal of the day but it’s also a tough one! We have to come up with healthy yet filling everyday breakfast ideas for kids before they head out to school or comforting on late Saturday mornings.
We’ve rounded up healthy almond butter breakfast ideas - Healthy, easy, everyday, no cook, vegan, fancy, gluten free and without eggs - we’ve got you covered! Let’s dive in!
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What is almond butter?
Almond Butter is a spread made from ground, dry roasted almonds (which are the seeds of the Prunus dulcis tree). It commonly contains additional ingredients like sweeteners, salt and vegetable oils to modify the taste and texture. It is typically spread on bread, toasts or crackers and used to make sandwiches like Almond Butter and Jelly sandwich.
Almond Butter Nutrition
Since almond butter is made from ground almonds, it has the same nutritional benefits as almonds along with some added salt, sugar and fats.
High in monounsaturated fats, it helps to lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol and aids in better blood sugar control. Also an excellent source of vitamin E, it may help stop plaque buildup in your arteries.
It is also high in iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and fiber. One serving (about 2 tablespoons) contains 180 calories with 6 grams of protein, 9 grams of fat and 70 mg of calcium.
Almond Butter vs Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter has been a staple in American kitchens for decades. Other type of nut butters like almond butter, cashew butter, sun butter, hazelnut butter started to gain popularity in the recent years.
All nut butters have the same amount of calories, about 185 calories per 2 tablespoon, whereas 2 tablespoon almond butter has about 25% more monounsaturated fat when compared to the same amount of peanut butter. Almond butter also has higher amounts of Vitamin E, iron and calcium when compared to its counterpart.
To sum it up, almond butter has slightly healthier nutritive value than peanut butter and is great alternative for people with peanut allergies. However, it tends to be more expensive.
How do you eat almond butter for breakfast?
From smoothies, simple toasts, overnight oats, granola, oatmeal topping, sandwiches, pancakes, bars, muffins to topping for pancakes, waffles or yogurt, almond butter is a versatile yet healthy ingredient for several breakfast recipes.
Baked Oatmeal is not too sweet and made with wholesome ingredients like oats, milk, banana & almond butter.
Chocolate Banana Date Smoothie
Easy to make with 5 simple ingredients, packed with nutrients, delicious and satisfying for breakfast anytime.
Crispy and chewy, these vegan breakfast cookies are made easily in one bowl and have a hearty texture.
Baked Oatmeal Cups
Grab and go version of baked oatmeal! Made with wholesome ingredients, these are freezer friendly.
Easiest healthy waffle recipe ever – just add all ingredients into a blender!!! Made with no added butter, oil or sugar.
Almond Flour Banana Muffins
Made without any oil, butter or regular flour! Soft, tender and made in less than 10 minutes without any mixer.
No Bake Almond Butter Bars
Healthy, Raw, Gluten-Free, Dairy Free and Vegan - Perfect treat when you are craving for something sweet yet guilt free.
Chocolate Almond Butter Overnight Oats
Chocolate almond butter overnight oats is rich, decadent, no cook, ready to go in the fridge yet HEALTHY!
Almond Butter Buttermilk Pancakes
Weekend mornings will never be the same again with this healthier almond pancake recipe that is delicious as well.
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