Cinnamon Almond Butter Carrot Cake

Cinnamon Almond Butter Carrot Cake

Easter and carrot cake are synonymous at Betsy’s house, and as the founder of Betsy’s Best there is plenty of almond butter in the pantry.  This week Betsy put carrot cake and cinnamon almond butter together in this delicious Easter recipe. Trust Betsy! The addition of an amazing gourmet nut butter into just about any cake recipe makes it a super moist treat the whole family will love. #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Carrot Cake Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar

1/4 cup agave nectar or honey

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg + 1 egg yolk

1 cup almond flour

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 cup carrots, shredded

1 cup pecans, chopped

Vanilla Creamcheese Icing:

1/2 cup salted butter, room temperature

8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp agave nectar

Carrot Cake Topping:

1/2 c shredded unsweetened coconut

4 drops liquid chlorella or green food coloring

Mini candy eggs for decorating

Step By Step Almond Butter Carrot Cake Recipe Directions:

Step 1Preheat oven to 350F.

Step 2: Using an electric mixer, cream together the Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter with Cinnamon, oil, coconut sugar, agave or honey, vanilla, and eggs.

Step 3: Add the flour, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder.

Step 4: Mix until everything is combined.

Step 5: Fold in the carrots and pecans.

Step 6: Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper and spread the batter evenly across the bottom.

Step 7: Bake for 30 minutes, until the top is browned.

Step 8: Remove from oven and allow the cake to cool in the pan.

Step 9: When the cake is room temperature, pull the parchment paper to transfer it to a cutting board.

Step 10: In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the icing ingredients.

Step 11: Whip it on high until fluffy, about 1 minute.

Step 12: Spread the icing on top of the cake.  In a plastic bag add the shredded coconut and green coloring.  Close bag and mesh with your hands to distribute the color and sprinkle on top and add candy eggs to garnish.

Step 13: Chill in the fridge for an hour for the icing to set before slicing them.

Step 14: Enjoy your cinnamon almond butter carrot cake and Happy Easter!

Recipe inspiration from: The Toasted Pine Nut

After hunting for Easter eggs and enjoying your favorite Easter dinner recipes top it all off with a healthy and delicious cinnamon almond butter carrot cake.  It’s a great way to sneak in a few extra veggies adter a morning of enjoying candy from the Eater Bunny.

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Cinnamon Almond Butter Banana Bread

Cinnamon Almond Butter Banana Bread

Betsy’s recipe for cinnamon almond butter banana bread is an instant classic.  This breakfast treat is gooey and loaded with scrumptious flavor.  Come on! How could anything with bananas and the best gourmet nut butter not be amazing? Trust Betsy! You are going to absolutely love her recipe.  

Bread Ingredients:

1/2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1 1/2 c flour

1 1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp sea salt

1 egg or 2 egg whites

1 c mashed bananas

3/4 c sugar

1/4 c oil

Bread Topping

1/2 c oats

1/2 c flour

1/2 c sugar

2 T butter or coconut oil, softened

1 tsp cinnamon

Step By Step Almond Butter Banana Bread Recipe Directions:

Step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Stir to combine. 

Step 3: In a separate bowl mash bananas and add sugar, Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter, oil and eggs and stir to combine. 

Step 4: Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and gently stir until moistened careful to not over-stir. 

Step 5: Spray loaf pan with cooking spray and pour in mixture. 

Step 6: In a separate bowl add topping ingredients and stir until crumble forms. 

Step 7: Add bread topping to the top of the banana bread mixture and bake in the oven for 40 min or until knife comes out clean.

Step 8: Enjoy your cinnamon almond butter banana bread!

Slice your cinnamon almond butter banana bread and serve it up at your next brunch or family breakfast.  If their fans of banana bread they are bound to rave about your baking skills.

Did you know Betsy is a registered Dietitian? Read her blogs posts about the health benefits of natural almond butter.

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Pink Pitaya Smoothie Recipe

Pink Pitaya Smoothie Recipe

Betsy’s pink pitaya smoothie recipe is a breakfast treat to be reckoned with!  Featuring all the health benefits of pitaya, greek yogurt, and almond butter this smoothie is loaded with nutrition. Even better, it is full of amazing flavor thanks to Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter.  Trust Betsy! You simply do not want to substitute in another brand of AB. If you do, your drink will not taste nearly as good. #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Smoothie Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1 pitaya smoothie pack or 1 cup of pity cubes

1 cup greek yogurt, plain

1 cup almond milk

1 Tbsp chia seeds

Step By Step Pink Pitaya Smoothie Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Add ingredients into your blender

Step 2: Blend until smooth

Step 3: Garnish with blueberries.

Step 4: Enjoy your pink pitaya smoothie!

 Pitaya, also known as Dragon Fruit, is a wonderful and very nutritious fruit.  Now grown, all over the world, it features a sweet earthy flavor reminescent of a mild watermelon.  Blended with Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter we bet our Pink Pitaya Smoothie recipe will become on of your favorites.

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Baked Oatmeal with Gingerbread Almond Butter Topping

Baked Oatmeal with Gingerbread Almond Butter Topping

Funding delicious yet healthy Holiday desserts can be a real challenge.  Betsy, our in house registered Dietitian is also a gourmet foodie.  Her baked oatmeal with gingerbread cinnamon almond butter topping is a dessert you can enjoy guilt free.

Oatmeal Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1/2 c rolled oats

1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp cinnamon

sweetener, such as 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup or pinch stevia

1/4 cup applesauce (or pumpkin or mashed banana)

1/4 cup milk of choice, creamer, juice, or water

heaping 1/16th tsp pink salt

Gingerbread Topping:

3 T Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter

3/4 tsp molasses

Dash nutmeg

Dash ginger

Step By Step Baked Oatmeal & Gingerbread Topping Recipe Directions:

Step 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2: Combine raw oats, spices, applesauce, Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter, salt, and liquid.

Step 3: Pour into a small baking pan, loaf pan, or 1-cup ramekin (or, for mini boats, two 1/2-cup ramekins).

Step 4: Cook for 15-20 minutes, or more until it’s firm.

Step 5: Meanwhile mix all of the gingerbread toppings in a bowl and stir to combine and set aside.

Step 6: When the baked oatmeal is finished cooking set your oven to “high broil” and coat the top of the oatmeal with the gingerbread topping and cook for 1-2 more minutes (or simply just bake longer, but broiling gives it a nice crust).

Step 7: Remove from oven and garnish with a gingersnap cookie and cool whip.

Step 8: Enjoy your baked oatmeal with gingerbread almond butter topping!

Optional topping: gingersnap cookie, cool whip, additional almond butter

After you make Betsy’s baked oatmeal with gingerbread almond butter topping please let us know where it stands on your list of favorite Holiday desserts.  Was it #LoveAtFirstTaste?

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Betsy’s Best Offers Unique Nut Butter Gift Packs in Time For The Holiday Season

Betsy’s Best Offers Unique Nut Butter Gift Packs in Time For The Holiday Season

Betsy’s Best is now offering two nut butter gift packs for the Holiday season.  The variety 5-pack gift box features every Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butter, while the two-jar gift tube includes the best selling Cinnamon Almond Butter and Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter.  Both gift sets also include unique and tasty recipes.

Naples, FL — Holiday shopping for the perfect gift for family and friends just got a lot easier.  Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters is pleased to announce gift packs featuring their delicious and all-natural spreads are now available on Amazon Prime.

Betsy's Best 5-Jat gift box of gourmet nut and seed butters makes the perfect Holiday, birthday, or anniversary present.Betsy’s Best is offering two unique and convenient holiday gift options.  The 5-jar nut butter gift pack features all of the Betsy’s Best gourmet nut and seed butters in an attractive gift box. The two-jar gift tube is ideal as a gift for co-workers, teachers and friends or as a stocking stuffer and includes their two best selling butters – Cinnamon Almond Butter and Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter. The nut butter gift packs also contain holiday recipes that both kids and adults alike will fall for.  Hand-crafted by founder and CEO Betsy Opyt, her recipes will provide inspiration on how to create simple-to-prepare healthy meals and treats that feature Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters.

“I always love to give the gift of good health during the holiday season”, says Betsy.  “I’ve been giving my gourmet nut and seed butters as gifts for a long time now.  They are low in sugar, non-GMO, preservative free and packed with superfood ingredients that are as tasty as they are good for you. This year, we’ve created a special and easy way for everyone to give the gift of good health with our new Betsy’s Best seed and nut butter gift packs.”

Available while supplies last, the gift sets have been introduced just in time for the winter holiday season. Food gifting has become an increasingly popular gift option over the past decade.   Market research firm Packaged Facts reported food gift sales in the US will approach $20 billion in 2018, with more than half of purchases occurring for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

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