Apple and Peanut Butter Snack Ideas

Apple and Peanut Butter Snack Ideas

Apple and peanut butter are a perfect match! if you are looking for healthy snack or lunch ideas why not go to this perfect pairing.  Apples are one of the best fruits to eat and Betsy’s Best Cinnamon peanut butter is non-GMO, low in sugar, and super tasty.  In fact, all of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters are non-GMO, low in sugar, and loaded with all-natural flavor.

Apple and Peanut Butter Sandwich Snack Treats

A sweet treat that is fun to eat!  They may look deceiving, but throw out the bread and use fruit instead!  These gluten-free goodies will fool the kids but keep them satisfied.  We don’t want to fool you, these are for adults too!  You can use any nut butter of your choice to create the flavor you desire.  Trust us, they are as fun to make as they are to devour!!!

Apple and Peanut Butter Sandwich

  • 1 apple, cored and sliced in circles
  • 2 T Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butter of choice
  • 2 T Granola

Take 2 slices of the apple and apply Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butter to 1 side of each apple.  Sprinkle granola on one slice and sandwich together with the other slice.

Apple and Almond Butter Cookies

  • 1 AppleApple and Seed Butter Snack Ideas
  • 2 T Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter
  • Sprinkles or dark cacao nibs
  • Slice apple horizontally in 1/4” slices, but do not remove the seeds or the core.  Spread Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter over the top of each slice and sprinkle with sprinkles or cacao nibs!
  • Cashew Butter Doughnut
  • 1 Apple
  • 2 T Betsy’s Best Gourmet Cashew Coconut or Cashew Cardamom Butter
  • Sprinkles

Core apple and slice horizontally in 1/4” slices.  Spread Betsy’s Best Gourmet Cashew Butter over the top making sure not to cover the hole.  Add sprinkles!

5 Unique ways to cook with Peanut Butter

5 Unique ways to cook with Peanut Butter

Most people have mastered how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, spread peanut butter across a cracker, or slather it on an apple. For most, peanut butter has mainly been used as a topping or a spread to compliment a food. So why is peanut butter rarely a featured ingredient or the highlight of a dish?

Learning how to cook or bake with peanut butter is easy because it can literally be added to any kind of dish. From sweet to savory, it will compliment just about any recipe and highlight a whole new flavor to any dish. The added cinnamon in Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter adds a new flavor profile that can bring depth to a banana bread, round out a BBQ sauce, or sweeten a dressing. Cooking becomes fun when you learn new ways to use a food. A common staple in the house, peanut butter will give your cooking a whole new twist! Try these 5 ideas the next time you are searching for something unique, and use your peanut butter for a new cooking technique.

#1 Marinate those Meats—From BBQ, Honey Mustard, Satay, or Teriyaki, add a spoon of Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter to your sauce or marinade for a roasted butter flavor.

#2 Baked Goodness—A dollop of Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter in a bread or muffin recipe, or a crumb topping, adds some sweetness with spice and makes everything nice!

#3 Dressed for Success—Give a vinaigrette dressing a twist with a stir of Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter in a balsamic, honey mustard, or ginger dressing.

#4 Breakfast Butter—Forgo the butter and spoon Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter on oatmeal, smear on pancakes or waffles, top on French toast, or blend in a smoothie for a great morning meal.

#5 Spoonful of LOVE—For those of you who hate to cook, all you need is a spoon and a jar—no other ingredients needed! We get caught with our spoon in the jar on a regular basis, so no judgment here.

National Peanut Butter Day

National Peanut Butter Day

Hip Hip Hooray, it’s National Peanut Butter Day!!! This is a day for all of you peanut butter lovers to  celebrate! The golden color and savory flavor from the natural peanut offers a taste that has been desired for years. Although almost every other type of nut has been turned into a butter at some point, peanut butter will always have its mark as the original nut spread. Did you know peanuts are actually a legume? It’s true, but we’re happy this bean of sort is not one you cook with ham. The nutty flavor of peanuts goes well with so many different foods.  Whoever had the creative idea to take the peanut and grind it into a butter should be given an award…bread and jelly just wouldn’t be the same without the creamy spread of peanut butter!

The Perfect Way To Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day

At Betsy’s Best we appreciate this amazing nut and all of the incredible health benefits it provides.  Fiber, vitamin E, protein, vitamins and minerals….all packed in a tiny nut. Betsy, the creator of Betsy’s Best, is a registered dietitian and diabetes educator, so she understands the health benefits of peanuts. When she created Betsy’s Best she decided to take this original nut spread to the next level by adding other functional food ingredients to dress it up and put it in the spotlight. Cinnamon, chia seeds, organic honey and pink Himalayan salt took an already amazing butter and made it out of this world with a flavor and texture that has not ever been experienced before.  If you have yet to taste the pizzazz of this peanut butter creation, then grab a spoon and dig in to see for yourself.  It will be hard to stop at just one bite and trying it is the perfect way to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day!

From toast to smoothies to a marinade for your chicken, the versatility is what makes peanut butter not just a spread but a unique ingredient to enhance any recipe.  If you need creative ideas visit betsysbest.com for over 200 recipes that feature Betsy’s Best. Now go grab the champagne and toast to peanut butter, the number one nut butter in the world! Happy National Peanut Butter Day!!!

Here are 16 reasons to eat more peanut butter!

Why Do Americans Love Peanut Butter?

Betsy's Best Gourmet Peanut Butter with cinnamon, chia seeds, organic honey, and Himalayan pink salt

When we think of America, we think of the American flag, the Statue of Liberty, the land of the free and the home of…peanut butter!

Peanut butter is as American as Ballpark hotdogs, apple pie, and classic Coca-Cola.

First introduced at the 1904 St. Louis World Fair, Americans have loved peanut butter ever since. Peanut butter was a vital source of protein for American soldiers in both World Wars. Early on it was used as a satisfying source of nutrition for America’s elderly population. But, American kids loved it, too! After all, didn’t we all grow up eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (well, almost all of us)?!

Since most of the world’s peanuts are grown right here in the U.S., it is no wonder that this roasted little nut blended its way into our hearts. Even President Jimmy Carter was raised on a peanut farm!

Although peanut butter is as American as red, white and blue, there has been a shift in the peanut butter world. Peanuts now compete with almonds, cashews, hazelnuts and seeds as other nut and seed butter combinations emerge. They are really only copying what the peanut started, but they will never steal the spotlight.

If you admit to being a true lover of peanut butter, you are not alone. If you hide your peanut butter jar so nobody else can eat it, you are still not alone. Us peanut butter lovers are out there saluting that tasty little nut while savoring its flavor. On a spoon or on a sandwich, it doesn’t matter—we love peanut butter! So, the real reason why Americans love peanut butter is simple. It is deliciously AWESOME!

And we might be a bit biased, but we think Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter is the the best!

 

The PB&J Goes Gourmet – Join the Photo Contest

Join the peanut butter and jelly (PB&J) goes gourmet photo contest.  This gourmet PB&J features Betsy's Best, chocolate chips and fresh strawberries on whole grain toast

Known as the All-American food and probably the most popular sandwich combo with kids, the peanut butter and jelly (aka PB&J) sandwich is still a winner. I remember this as the first meal I learned to prepare as a child, and I am sure many of you share the same story. 

In fact the PB&J sandwich was the inspiration behind developing the Betsy’s Best brand. My daughter was a picky three-year old, and she refused to eat the all-natural peanut butter I’d bring home from the store. As a frustrated mother and unsure of what she would take to school, the hunt began for a nut butter she would eat. No jar I brought home would temp her taste buds. Out of desperation to create a peanut butter and jelly sandwich she would enjoy, Betsy’s Best peanut butter was developed. Now it is shared by all….including my daughter.

Even though I am grown up now, I am still in love with my childhood favorite, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I know others agree.  Some foods you just don’t grow out of.  Heck, even many National Basketball Association players enjoy a PB&J sandwich before games!  However I discovered that my taste buds matured as an adult, and I’m finding really creative ways to enjoy my favorite combo.

This summer I want to celebrate and shed light back on the peanut butter and jelly sandwich that we all loved as children.

Why does PB&J have to be just for kids?

Why not make a grown-up version for all of us to enjoy?

I encourage you to put on your thinking caps and think outside the box on some creative ways to enjoy PB&J. Try a different nut butter or even a seed butter. To make a  crazy jelly combo, add bacon or herbs and seasonings for a real twist.

Join our PB&J Photo Contest

Snap a picture of your creation and send it to us to be entered into the Betsy’s Best PB&J Gourmet Photo Contest.  You might even win 12 jars of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters. Join us in the fun. Feel like a kid again and take a bite out of your All-American favorite sandwich!

Join the Betsy's Best PB&J Goes Gourmet Photo Contest

Prizes:

1st Place: (1 winner) A year’s supply of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters (12 jars)

2nd Place: (1 runner-up) Six jars of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters

3rd – 10th Place: (8 winners) One  jar of their favorite Betsy’s Best 

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