Thursday, June 17, 2010

Nutty for Nut Butters

It's Thursday...question day!

What is your favorite nut butter?  And how do you like to eat it?  If you have a delightfully nutty recipe, please share!  (I realize seed butters are becoming popular, as well, so feel free to discuss those, too.)

Adam and I have grown quite fond of cashew butter.  It's creamier than peanut butter and so delicious.  Our weekday morning breakfast consists of a bowl of oats, seeds, dried fruit, etc. - topped with a generous helping of cashew butter :)  We usually buy East Wind Community cashew butter.  Lucky for us they are located in Tecumseh, MO, which makes it a "small footprint" buy AND it tastes wonderful!


Sarah Jane said...

nut butters rock my world. I like making my own at places that have it (whole foods, mamma jeans) and also have tried the eastwind brand - very good. I love almond butter with honey on whole wheat bread! (but maybe vegans don't eat honey? I don't know!)

Jacklyn said...

I haven't tried a nut butter yet ( mostly because they're a little on the pricey side ) but reading this makes me want to. I might just have to pick me up a jar Sunday

Kelly said...

I love almond butter, too! And peanut butter is a staple no matter what! I am now a proud owner of a Vitamix blender and I can supposedly make nut butter in it--though I have yet to try. When I do, I'll be sure to post about it!

Amanda said...

I love pretty much any nut butter you pass my way. I recently tried Artisana's walnut butter and it was amazing!

Mihl said...

I started to make my own peanut and cashew butter in the food processor. It is so much easier than I thought. I also bought some macadamia nuts and plan to process them into butter, too.

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Capability Green said...

Pumpkin seed butter! Obscure but I'm allergic to most nuts now so I found this as a replacement. Makes for scrumptious granola.

Penny said...

Cassie, I love cashew butter. Have you tried the Cashew Butter and Cardamom Cupcakes from Vegan with a Vengeance? Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!

Cassie - Vegan Fox said...
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Cassie - Vegan Fox said...

Sarah: Nope, no honey here ;) But I bet it would be good with other liquid sweeteners.

Jacklyn: I think you're going to have to try some! You missing out on some tasty treats. Let me know what you try and like, if you do!

Kelly: I'm a little jealous of your vitamix, haha. We still have yet to decide on a blender.

Amanda: Walnut butter sounds pretty interesting.

Mihl: That's exciting! I'm really impressed. We will have to have a go at making our own. We did try making cashew milk and that turned out well :)

Capability Green: You've both caught my interest! I haven't tried pumpkin seed butter yet, but now I will have to. Let me know if you recommend any particular brands.

Penny: I haven't made those cupcakes and now I will have to! They sound incredible! Thanks for mentioned it, not sure how I passed that one up.

Ksenia said...

I've never tried cashew butter, but I adore cashews, so I'm sure I'd love it :D Actually, the only nut butter I've tried is peanut butter O.o All the others are quite expensive here (even peanut butter is not easy to find!)

I should try to make them myself someday :)

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