Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins

Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins

IfBetsy’s almond flour pumpkin muffins are a delicious fall treat. Why do we use almond flour to make our pumpkin muffins? Almond flour is gluten-free, high in protein, low in carbohydrates and easy to use! Almond flour makes these pumpkin muffins tasty, fun and a lot healthier than other muffins.

Muffin Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

2 ½ cup blanched almond flour

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp ground allspice

¼ tsp ground cloves

2 large eggs

1/3 cup pure maple syrup

½ cup pumpkin puree

¼ cup canola oil (or coconut oil, melted)

1 tsp vanilla

Muffin Topping:

6 Tbsp unsalted butter (or coconut oil)

¾ cup granulated cane sugar

1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon

Step By Step Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffin Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease mini-muffin tin. I

Step 2: n a large bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda, salt and spices.

Step 3: Stir until thoroughly combined.

Step 4: In a medium bowl, combine eggs, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, oil, vanilla and Betsy’s Best. Stir until smooth.

Step 5: Pour egg mixture into almond flour mixture, stirring until combined.

Step 6: Fill each muffin cup with roughly 1 Tbsp of batter.

Step 7: Bake 12-15 minutes or until muffins pass the toothpick test.

Step 8: Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat.

Step 9: Remove from heat. Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.

Step 10: After muffins cool, dip each one into butter, then roll in sugar mixture.

Step 11: Store in a lightly covered container to keep sugar mixture granulated.

Step 12: Enjoy your almond flour pumpkin miffins!

Enjoy a smarter sweet treat with our Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins recipe! Did you #TasteTheDifference with our gourmet almond butter as the secret ingredient?  Did you alter the recipe with some of your own great ideas? Where does this recipe fit on your list of best fall baking recipes?

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6 Healthy Holiday Habits

6 Healthy Holiday Habits

Are you wondering how to stay healthy over the holidays? This season, give yourself the best gift: the gift of good health!

Develop healthy habits that extend well beyond the holidays with these helpful tips to stay fit and healthy!

Six Healthy Holiday Habits To Develop

Habit 1: Picture your ideal healthy holiday

Who would you spend it with? What would you do? This season, try to recreate the image you just described. You’ll gain a healthier satisfaction from this accomplishment than you would from indulging in another piece of fudge or second serving of stuffing.

Habit 2: Keep serving sizes in mind as you fill up your holiday plate

Meat should be roughly 3-4 ounces (the size of a deck of cards), cheese – 1 oz (the size of 4 dice), bread – one slice/or half a cup (half the size of a baseball) and fats – 1 teaspoon (the size of your thumb).

Habit 3: Don’t deprive yourself over the holidays

Eat the treats you really enjoy and skip the ones you can live without. If you look forward to your mom’s Christmas fudge every year, have a piece or two of that – instead of the fruitcake you aren’t crazy about.

Habit 4: Choose a healthy alternative to traditional food and drinks

Low-fat eggnog tastes just as good as the loaded version. An even better choice is spiced cider or wassail. Steamed shrimp is also a delicious alternative for Swedish meatballs. And of course, the veggie tray is a much safer choice compared to the cheese and cracker platter – just watch the dressing!

Habit 5: Fill up on healthy food before a feast

Eat a healthy, balanced meal with plenty of veggies before heading to a holiday party where there will be many temptations. Also try to limit your alcohol consumption, there can be anywhere between 90-400 calories per alcoholic beverage!

Habit 6: Utilize the power of exercise

You can easily burn away those extra calories consumed at a big holiday meal. Suggest a family walk or bike ride around the neighborhood after dinner. You’ll burn calories, get some fresh air and spend time with your family doing something active.

Holiday gifts for good health can come in small festive bags.Bonus tip: Help friends and family stay healthy during the holidays too! Instead of bringing a plate of sweets or a gift basket loaded with high-calorie, sugar-rich treats, bring a few jars of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters. You can even put together your own gift basket with healthy treats and a few jars of Betsy’s Best. Or bring your hostess a jar! It’s a unique alternative to the usual bottle of wine and sure to make your hostess gift stand out from the rest.

Have yourself a very merry, healthy holiday season!

Betsy’s Best Eggnog Smoothie

Betsy’s Best Eggnog Smoothie

Eggnog is an iconic Holiday drink, so why not make an iconic eggnog smoothie? Betsy, a registered Dietitian, loves to eat healthy all year long, but great taste is very important to her.  We know it will be #LoveAtFirstTaste when you try this delicious Breakfast smoothie.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

½ cup cashews

1 cup water

1 Tbsp chia seeds

½ tsp vanilla

¼ tsp rum extract (or real rum to make a party drink)

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ cup dates (or 8-10 drops of liquid Stevia)

Dash nutmeg

Pinch sea salt

Step By Step Eggnog Smoothie Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Place ingredients in your blender.

Step 2: Blend until smooth.

Step 5: Enjoy your holiday eggnog smoothie!

We bet Betsy’s delicious eggnog smoothie recipe will be a hit throughout the Holiday season! Did you #TasteTheDifference?  Did you alter the recipe with some of your own great ideas? Where does this recipe fit on your list of best smoothies?

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