Maple pumpkin almond butter is the ultimate fall spread – requires only a handful of ingredients and it takes less than five minutes to make. Spread this nut butter onto all the fall things.Last weekend, Steve and I took a trip to Vermont to see the fall foliage and it totally got me in the fall spirit. Also forced me into a little bit of the winter spirit as believe it or not it snowed while we were there (EEK!). We hiked. We drank warm apple cider and ate cider donuts. Picked out some pumpkins. And brought back some maple syrup from a maple syrup shack. Coming off this quintessential fall weekend, I decided to make a nut butter that screamed fall with maple and pumpkin flavors.This month’s recipe redux theme is nutty nut day because National Nut Day is tomorrow, October 22nd! So we were challenged to get nutty and create a nut-centric recipe.
I originally planned to make this almond butter from scratch using roasted almonds but I learned the hard way that once you’ve got your creamy almond butter in the food processor you don’t want to continue processing in the pumpkin because you will just get a greasy blob of a mess. I was so disappointed and for a second thought that I wouldn’t be able to contribute to recipe redux this month because of my #recipefail and the fact that I was out of almonds. But then almond butter to the rescue – I remembered I had a full jar of almond butter in the pantry so I decided to make the recipe using pre-bought nut butter. If you decide to make this recipe from scratch, just remember to fold the pumpkin into the almond butter and don’t add it to your food processor or blender.I love this recipe because it requires a total of five ingredients and takes less than five minutes to make. Plus, it’s packed with protein, vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fats. If you’re anything like me than you probably love the taste of pumpkin butter but pumpkin butter is typically loaded with sugar and doesn’t contain any satiating nutrients. This pumpkin almond butter is a much healthier alternative with some staying power that you can spread on anything you would use pumpkin butter for.In fact, here are some ways you can enjoy your Maple Pumpkin Almond Butter:
- Spread it on toast
- Stir it into oatmeal
- Use it as an apple dip
- Spread it on top of waffles
- Spread it on a sandwich
- Use it in fall baking recipes or a dessert
- 1 cup creamy unsalted almond butter
- 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/8 tsp salt
- In a medium mixing bowl, add almond butter and fold in pumpkin, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and salt until combined.
In celebration of National Nut Day, I’m including some of my favorite nutty recipes below:
Spicy Peanut Tofu and Bok Choy Rice BowlChocolate Peanut Butter Hemp Heart BitesSriracha Almond Crusted TilapiaNaturally Sweet Vegan Nutella Roasted Apricot Almond SmoothieAlmond Butter and Jelly Energy BitesCollard Green Wraps with Tofu and Thai Peanut Sauce
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