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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Lemon Squares

Lemon Squares

Healthy, energy boosting lemon squares anyone? Toasted coconut and lemon are two great foods for summer snacks.  Whether you are a kid or an adult you will love these delicious coconut cashew butter lemon energy bites.  Make a bunch and pack them on your long bike rides or hikes.  If you are just relaxing or heating healthy at work they are a great snack and it’s vegan-friendly, too!

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

2 T shredded coconut

Zest from 1 lemons

1/2 fresh lemon, juiced

1 T Agave

Shredded coconut to garnish

Step By Step Lemon Square Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Add all the ingredients to a bowl and stir until combined. 

Step 2: Flatten all ingredients into a cookie sheet and cut into squares.

Step 3: Store in the fridge, covered, for up to 1 week.  

Step 4: Enjoy!

Yield 6 lemon squares.

Boost your energy while enjoying a yummy and healthy lemon square.  Lemons are among the best fruits to eat and their flavor is so refreshing.  Combined with cardamom and cashew butter this gourmet treat will be among your favorite healthy baking recipes!

More of Betsy’s Yummy and Healthy Baking Recipes

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...

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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...

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Lemon Squares

Healthy, energy boosting lemon squares anyone? Toasted coconut and lemon are two great foods for summer snacks.  Whether you are a kid or an adult you will love these delicious coconut cashew butter lemon energy bites.  Make a bunch and pack them on your long bike...

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

With this peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe, two of America’s favorite coolies come together in this delicious recipe from Betsy.  That’s right, peanut butter and chocolate chips together in one amazing cookie; And, its not any bland old PB. It’s Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter.  We promise you’ll #TasteTheDifference!Consume as a side or turn into a snack, you will find this recipe keeps you coming back. it!

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 Cup Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

½ cup butter, I prefer salted, at room temp

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup white granulated sugar

1 large eg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 all-purpose flour

2 T coconut Oil

1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Directions:

Step 1With an electric mixer or by hand, mix the butter, Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar together.

* If you don’t use salted butter Betsy recommends adding 1 tsp of Himalayan pink salt.

Step 2: Add oil, vanilla, salt (if needed) and egg and stir to combine.

Step 3: In a separate bowl add flour and baking soda to combine and add to butter mixture and stir until incorporated with an electric mixer or by hand.

Step 4: Stir in the chocolate chips.

Step 5: Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 6: Let cool and Enjoy!!!

These peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are going to be really, really good, but please let them cool down before you gobble them up. BTW, this is the perfect recipe for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Please let us know what you think in the comments below.
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Mom Minded for Mother’s Day 2018

Mom Minded for Mother’s Day 2018

What goes on in the minds of mothers would be an interesting study.  As a mom myself, I know my head is swimming with a million things to do and somehow finding ways to balance it all–family, work, house, cooking, shopping, laundry, walking the dog, carpooling, coffee, coffee, coffee…oh yea, sleep.

As I know, moms are always on the go and often put themselves last.  As children, we don’t see everything that goes into the daily routine of being a mom.  We take it for granted that mom somehow is always there for us.  That is unconditional love, the forever hug, a sense that somehow mom always has our back.

Even as adults we still need our moms and hopefully develope an appreciation for all the hard work that went into those child-rearing years.

This Mother’s Day make mom feel special and create a memory that will last beyond a day.  Sure a gift or flowers is one way to show appreciation, but finding a way to touch her heart and show her just how much we appreciate her love is even better.

Here are some unique ways to show her you care:

Wellness Walk– Fortunately Mother’s Day is in the spring and the weather should be delightful!  Find a park, wellness trail, garden or a river walk and share the beauty of the great outdoors with her.

Legacy Box– Take all those photos and videos of your cherished time together as you were growing up and help her preserve those memories.  Don’t stop with the past but continue to add to the legacy box with new cherished memories.

Plant an Herb Garden– A bouquet of flowers is short lived but a pot of herbs is a gift that keeps on giving.  If your mom has a green thumb and loves to cook, a potted plant of fresh herbs is one way to show you care.

Movie Memory– If you live afar and cannot be with your mom for Mother’s Day, create a movie montage for her to cherish now.  Remember watching those old movies of your mom and you when you were growing up?  She is likely to cherish watching a movie of you now.  Tell her a funny memory from when you were little, or remind her of your most treasured moment with her.  Sometimes all a mom wants to hear is how much you care for her.

The Gift of Good Health– Investing in your mother’s health is the perfect payback for all of those years she made you eat your veggies!!!  Give her a gift certificate to Whole Foods, a meal delivery service for a week or a jar of Gourmet Nut and Seed Butter like Betsy’s Best!!!  I had to add that one idea in there!

So spread the love this Mother’s Day with a gift from the heart.  I know I am “nuts” for my mom and thankful for all that she has taught me.  I am sincerely appreciative of all her love and continued support as I learn the ropes of being a mom myself.

I wish every mom a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Sincerely,

Betsy Opyt

2015 Florida Young Mother of the Year

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