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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Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Cashew Butter

Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Cashew Butter

If you are a fan of classic desserts you are going to love Betsy’s coconut tapioca pudding recipe.  It’s a bit healthier than the original, but the taste is better than ever. After all, it features Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter. Trust Betsy! Your first spoonful will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Pudding Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

3 cups coconut milk or other milk alternative

1/4 cup small pearl tapioca (quick cooking)

2 Tbsp sugar (unrefined cane sugar or white granulated sugar)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Step By Step Coconut Tapioca Pudding Recipe Directions:

Step 1In a medium-sized saucepan, combine 3 cup of coconut milk and bring to a boil. 

Step 2: Bring the milk down to a simmer and add tapioca, salt, and Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butte. 

Step 3: Cook for 13-18 minutes until thickened. 

Step 4: Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and sugar. 

Step 5: Refrigerate to room temperature. 

Step 6: Serve your coconut tapioca pudding with fruit and additional shredded coconut.  Enjoy!

Betsy’s coconut tapioca pudding is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party.  With most people looking to eat healthy, you can serve this dessert knowing it is scrumptious and a healthier option.

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Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter Pie

Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter Pie

Are you looking for the best peanut butter pie ever? Well, you are starting to read some exciting words that are sure to have your mouth watering. After all, we have already said “peanut butter pie.” Secondly, we are sure this recipe will become one of your favorites. Using Betsy’s Best Gourmet Cinnamon Peanut Butter, Betsy has created an absolutely tantalizing, flavorful dessert. It is craveable, for sure. 

So, is this dessert going to blow up your calorie intake? Nope! Betsy, a registered dietitian has figured out how to cut the heavy calories and sugar. Peanut butter lovers, REJOICE!! Betsy’s Best PB pie will be #LoveAtFirstTaste and you won’t have to feel so guilty about satisfying your cravings!

Pie Crust Ingredients:

2 TBS Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

2 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 18 sheets)

3 Tbsp coconut oil

Peanut Butter Pie Filling

3 bananas

2 T vanilla yogurt or dairy free coconut yogurt

1 cup Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter

2 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp coconut oil

1/4 cup peanuts

Cream Cheese Topping

1-8oz pkg cream cheese or dairy free cream cheese, softened

1 c whipped topping or diary free coconut whipped topping

6 drops of liquid stevia or 1 pkg of stevia (optional) or 1/4 c powdered sugar

Peanut Butter Cups

3/4 c dark chocolate chips

1 Tbsp coconut oil

1/2 c Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter

Step By Step Directions For The Best Peanut Butter Pie Recipe:

Step 1In a food processor, pulse graham crackers until they are crumbs.  Transfer to a bowl.  Meanwhile combine coconut oil and Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter and stir to combine.  Mix with graham crackers until incorporated and press into a pie plate.  Place in the refrigerator to set while making the filling.

Step 2: In a blender or food processor add all of the filling ingredients except for the peanuts and blend until smooth and creamy. Remove pie crust from the fridge and place filling ingredients in the crust and sprinkle peanuts on top.  Place back in the fridge to set while making the topping.

Step 3: Clean out the blender and next ad all of the topping ingredients and blend until smooth.  Remove pie from the fridge and place topping on top.  Garnish with additional nuts or *Betsy’s Best peanut butter cups.

Step 4: – Make your homemade peanut butter cups: Prep a mini muffin tin with paper cups. Melt dark chocolate and coconut oil in a double broiler or in a pot on the stove at a low temp.  Stir constantly and be careful not to burn.  Once the chocolate has melted, place a small amount (1 tsp) in the bottom of the muffin cup.  Allow to cool or place in the freezer for a couple of minutes.  Top the chocolate with 1 tsp Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter then add 1 tsp chocolate on top.  Place back in the freezer to cool for another couple of minutes.  Pop them out of the muffin paper cups and enjoy!

Step 5: Chop your homemade PB cups and add to the top of the pie as garnish

Step 6: Enjoy your slice of the best peanut butter pie and be sure to share!

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Betsy knows the importance of healthy eating, but she has a sweet tooth, too! She also knows how to put together amazing dessert recipes that feature healthy ingredients.  After you try the best peanut butter pie you’ve ever tasted, we know you’ll be back here for more of Betsy’s scrumptious recipes.

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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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