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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Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Clusters

Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Clusters

Enjoy your chocolate pumpkin seed clusters for breakfast, on-the-go or as a sweet snack.  With Halloween around the corner, Betsy’s recipe is so tasty your kids may even prefer her clusters over all those high-sugar candy bars.  

Cluster Ingredients:

1/2 Cup Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter

½ cup honey

1 Tbsp cacao powder

¼ tsp sea salt

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

1 cup pumpkin seeds (or seeds or nuts of choice)

2 Tbsp chia seeds

1 cup crispy rice cereal

1 cup gluten-free oats

½ cup dried fruit/berries of choice (optional)

Step By Step Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Clusters Recipe Directions:

Step 1: In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Seed Butter, honey, cacao, salt and pepper.

Step 2: Bring to simmer and cook 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat.

Step 3: Add pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, cereal, oats and dried fruit.

Step 4: Stir to combine.

Step 5: Place small drops on parchment paper and let cool before serving.

Step 6: Enjoy your chocolate pumpkin seed clusters!

Peaches and cream is such a treat! Combined with a PB&J it is a foodies delight.  Please let us know what you think in the comments below!

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Pumpkin Frosting

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Pumpkin Frosting

Betsy’s dark chocolate brownies with pumpkin frosting are a hit with all of her neighborhood kids. The cinnamon flavor matched with the pumpkin frosting makes her say “fall into fabulous” with this delicious healthy dessert! These brownies are an amazing gluten-free Halloween treat.

Brownie Ingredients:

1/2 C Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1 c almond flour

3/4 C cacao powder

3/4 C sugar

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp sea salt

3 eggs

1/4 C coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla

Frosting Ingredients:

3 T pumpkin

1/2 tsp vanilla

3 C powdered sugar

1/4 C coconut oil

cinnamon for garnish

Step By Step Dark Chocolate Brownies Recipe Directions:

Step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: In a large bowl combine almond flour, sugar, baking soda, cacao, and sea salt until blended.

Step 3: Add eggs, Betsy’s Best, coconut oil and vanilla.

Step 4: Beat until evenly mixed.

Step 5: Pour into a greased 8x8 pan and bake for 25-30 min.

 

Step By Step Pumpkin Frosting Recipe Directions: 

Step 1: In a separate bowl combine all ingredients for frosting and whip until incorporated.

Step 2: Place in refrigerator until brownies are finished baking and cooled.

 

Dark Chocolate Brownies with Pumpkin Frosting Final Step:

Frost brownies and garnish with cinnamon

Halloween is one of Betsy’s favorite time of the year.  Even though she eats healthy and stays fit, she still loves a delicious treat.  Her dark chocolate brownies with pumpkin frosting are a huge hit with kids and adults alike.  Make Betsy’s dessert recipe this Fall and enjoy!

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

Pumpkin Curry Soup with Seed Butter

Pumpkin Curry Soup with Seed Butter

What’s not to like about Betsy’s Best pumpkin curry soup? A simmering soup with scrumptious flavor, pumpkin and sunflower seed butter in an Indian curry makes a delicious combination. This filling pumpkin peanut butter curry soup recipe is loaded with beta carotene and fiber and will fill you up with flavor. We promise! You’ll taste the difference!

Soup Ingredients:

3 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter

2 Tbsp olive oil (or coconut oil)

1 small yellow onion, chopped (about ¾ cup)

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 apple, cored and cubed

3 Tbsp Thai red curry paste

2 cups vegetable stock

1 cup water

1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree

Sea salt, to taste

Fresh black pepper, to taste

Fresh parsley for garnish

Step By Step Pumpkin Curry Soup Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until tender but not brown (about 5 minutes).

Step 2: Add garlic, apple and curry paste. Cook until the curry paste is very fragrant, stirring constantly, about 3 minutes.

Step 3: Increase to high heat. Add stock and water. Once the liquid boils, reduce heat to medium-low, and partially cover the pan.

Step 4: Let soup cook until apple is very tender, about 10 minutes.

Step 5: Remove pan from heat and let cool slightly. Stir in pumpkin and Betsy’s Best Gourmet Seed Butter.

Step 6: Working in batches, transfer the soup into a blender and puree until smooth, about 1 minutes.

Step 7: Season with salt and pepper.

Step 8: Garnish with parsley. 

Step 9: Enjoy!

Yields 4 servings.

Betsy’s creamy pumpkin curry soup has a special flavor, making it a unique dish that your family will love. So, as the frost hits the pumpkin bring out this fall recipe and enjoy the flavors of the Fall season. Please let us know what you think in the comments below!

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How To Eat Heathy on Thanksgiving

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Knowing how to eat healthy on Thanksgiving can make this favorite Holiday even better! After all, a healthy Thanksgiving is for stuffing turkey, not your belly. The Thanksgiving meal is really not that bad when you think about some of the foods involved. It’s the over-sized portions that can be bad, and of course, tons of leftovers! At the end of the day, does it really feel all that good to be stuffed?  Instead, imagine a pleasant night of feeling healthy and filled with thanks!

Make this holiday stand out from the rest by putting your portion control knowledge to the test. Here are some tips and tricks to keep you fit during the holidays so you can spend your energy on what truly matters this season: family and friends.

Betsy’s 5 Best Tips For How To Eat Healthy On Thanksgiving:

Tip #1 Get Moving

Planning will help with this so make it a priority to fit exercise into your busy schedule; a little exercise is better than none. If you can’t make it to the gym, spend more time moving: go shopping, clean the house, or heck, wash your car by hand!

Bonus Personal Trainer Tip: aim to burn at least 100 extra calories a day. That’s as easy as three 10-min walks throughout the day, which is an accomplishable goal. The more you move, the better you’ll feel and the less you’ll be tempted to eat.

Tip #2 Aim for 5 a Day!

Fill up your stomach, not your calorie level, by loading up on fresh foods. If you focus on eating more fibrous foods you won’t have as much room for the holiday treats.
Dietitian Tip: eat your veggies first at meals to fill you up faster!

Tip #3 Don’t Temp the Temptation

Know your limits and have a plan of how much you will eat if you are going to indulge. Avoid the common pitfalls such as break rooms at work or the office candy dish.
Dietitian Tip: recognize which treats you’re most tempted by and try to find a healthier version. Be creative! Find healthy foods that spark your interest.

Tip #4 Never Go To a Party Hungry

Saving calories for the party could mean setting yourself up for a diet disaster. You’ll cringe when you start to binge as, naturally, your body is trying to make up for the calories not eaten earlier in the day.
Dietitian Tip: to win against the binge, eat a nutritious healthy snack such as Greek yogurt, Asian leaf wraps or an apple with gourmet peanut butter. When you get to the party you’ll be satisfied from your snack and won’t make a beeline for the buffet.

Tip # 5 Just say “NO”. Really, it’s OK!

We feel forced to eat more food during the holidays simply because people put it in front of us. If you’re already feeling full, train yourself to politely say, “No thank you, I’ve had enough. Everything was delicious,” or “I couldn’t eat another bite! Everything tasted wonderful.”
Dietitian Tip: for the relative that is relentless about making you eat and guilt-trips you out of saying “no”, suggest he or she fix a plate for you to take home.

If you do happen to indulge, don’t let the guilt hang over you or lead to more poor choices. Forgive yourself and be thankful. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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