10 Recipes to Treat Mom This Mother’s Day

10 Recipes to Treat Mom This Mother’s Day

A homemade brunch is a delightful way to treat the mom in your life this Mother’s Day. As the most leisurely of meals, a shared brunch is the perfect way to spend time together while enjoying delicious foods, whether sweet or savory, light and healthy or perhaps a little bit decadent. This Mother’s Day, skip the crowded (and already fully booked) restaurants and instead prepare some tasty brunch dishes yourself. Whether it’s a lavish feast for the whole family or an intimate treat just for you and Mom, the following recipes are all ideal options.

1. Breakfast Crepes with Cardamom Cashew Butter Filling

Spread homemade crepes with a layer each of Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter and apricot preserves, roll them up and you have an elegant brunch treat Mom will love. Don’t be intimidated by the fancy French provenance of crepes – they’re just a very simple batter of flour, milk and eggs sweetened with a little sugar. Swirl a spoonful of batter around a hot nonstick skillet, flip it as soon as the first side is golden brown, and repeat. To make your Mother’s Day morning even easier, you can prepare Breakfast Crepes with Cardamom Cashew Butter Filling in advance and serve them cold or at room temperature. For a special touch, sprinkle the rolled-up crepes with a little powdered sugar and add some fresh berries on the side before serving.

2. Coconut Tapioca Pudding With Cashew Butter

With its tropical flavors and creamy, dessert-like texture, Betsy’s Coconut Tapioca Pudding With Cashew Butter will be a real treat to serve at your Mother’s Day brunch. Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter plus coconut milk and a touch of vanilla transform humble tapioca pearls into a rich, thick pudding exuding exotic flavor. Betsy’s cashew butter adds a decent dose of plant-based protein, making this dish much healthier and more substantial than a traditional tapioca pudding. Serve it in glass vessels to show off the nutty, pearly texture, perhaps Mason jars if you’re going for a rustic vibe or wine glasses for a fancier look. Top the pudding with fresh berries and a sprig of mint.

3. Betsy’s Best Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is the quintessential brunch dish, and this version elevates the classic version by adding a swipe of Cardamom Cashew Butter and a fried egg. For an even better Betsy’s Best Avocado Toast – the best of the best if you will – use thick slices from a loaf of rustic whole-grain bread fresh from a bakery. Make sure you find an avocado at its peak of ripeness, cook Mom’s egg to order, and sprinkle the arrangement liberally with Himalayan pink salt and freshly ground black pepper. You might even customize this dish further with a few slices of thick-cut bacon or turkey bacon.

4. Pink Pitaya Smoothie

For a truly memorable Mother’s Day brunch, even the drinks need to be a bit special. In addition to some great coffee, teas and perhaps a mimosa or two, we suggest the Pink Pitaya Smoothie, which along with being delicious is packed with nutritious goodness. Among its amazing ingredients are Greek yogurt, chia seeds, almond milk and Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter. The unexpected star of this smoothie is pitaya, a.k.a. dragon fruit, which gives the drink its incredible bright pink hue. Its tropical flavor is delightful and somewhat similar to kiwi or pear, and pitaya also boasts a hefty dose of fiber. Use fresh pitaya if you can find it; otherwise frozen cubes work just as well.

5. Baked Oatmeal with Gingerbread Almond Butter Topping

What could be better for brunch than a yummy recipe combining a classic breakfast dish (oatmeal) with a favorite dessert (gingerbread)? Betsy’s Baked Oatmeal with Gingerbread Almond Butter Topping showcases wholesome ingredients like rolled oats, applesauce and almond butter, making it a sweet treat that also packs in some valuable nutrients. A host of spices, namely nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger, give this baked oatmeal a warming flavor and an aroma that will waft though the house as it cooks. Serve the baked oatmeal warm or at room temperature for the best texture.

6. Betsy’s Best Mixed Berry Waffle

Betsy’s Best Mixed Berry Waffle puts a contemporary spin on a brunch classic, using a gluten-free flour mix to make sure Mom or any guests who don’t eat gluten can indulge as well. Sour cream and buttermilk lend these waffles a wonderful tang, while cinnamon peanut butter whipped into the mix makes them hearty, flavorful and rich with plant-based protein. Stack these waffles high with a mixture of fresh berries for a picture-perfect brunch dish, and offer some warm maple syrup on the side. Note: If you’re preparing waffles for a crowd and don’t want to play short-order cook, prepare a whole batch just before it’s time to eat and keep them warm in a low oven.

7. Crab Cakes With Lemon Cardamom Cashew Butter Aioli

No brunch spread is complete without a few savory items, and these Crab Cakes With Lemon Cardamom Cashew Butter Aioli definitely fit the bill. The crab cakes follow a traditional recipe, seasoned with Old Bay, parsley, dijon and a dash of Worcestershire sauce, while the aioli includes bright notes of lemon, ginger and a touch of cardamom from the gourmet cashew butter. Prepare appetizer-sized crab cakes to serve on a bed of arugula with aioli on the side, or larger ones to transform into an awesome Benedict. Simply set the crab cakes on toasted English muffins and top them with poached eggs and the aioli. Fresh tomato or avocado slices are nice additions too. If you prefer it, you can prepare the crab cakes the night before Mother’s Day, keep them in the fridge and cook them in the morning.

8. Avocado and Kale Smoothie Bowl

This recipe appeals to the clean-eating moms out there – the moms who insisted you eat your greens until you actually learned to love them. Now it’s your turn! Thank her for teaching you the foundations for healthy eating with a Mother’s Day brunch that features this Avocado and Kale Smoothie Bowl. It’s a delightful blend of healthy “super-food” ingredients, among them frozen banana, avocado, chia seeds, kale and toasted coconut cashew butter. You can adjust the consistency to your liking by adding almond milk, and serve it in small or large bowls or glasses. A high-powered blender is best for getting a super-smooth texture here, but you could also use a food processor or stick blender.

9. Smoked Salmon Wrap

Any dish showcasing smoked salmon always seems special, which makes this Smoked Salmon Wrap a choice recipe for your Mother’s Day brunch. Betsy uses gluten-free coconut nori wraps for this sushi-inspired treat, but regular nori sheets work too. Spread the wraps with a mixture of cardamom cashew butter and cream cheese with dill and chives, layer slices of smoked salmon inside and roll them up before slicing. This technique reveals a pretty spiral of pink salmon and herb-flecked spread inside all the slices, which you can arrange artfully on a platter for Mom to admire before she eats them. Consider a sprinkle of black sesame seeds as a fancy finishing touch.

10. Almond Butter, Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

If you’re seeking a brunch recipe that’s easy to prepare but looks impressive, as well as being delicious and healthy, look no further than Betsy’s Almond Butter, Fruit and Yogurt Parfait. It’s less a recipe than a simple set of instructions to layer a series of quality ingredients in a pretty glass vessel of your choice. Start with Greek yogurt, whether vanilla or plain, followed by Mom’s favorite jam and some fresh berries. Next add a layer of Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter and finally a generous scoop of granola. You can prepare these parfaits (minus the granola) the night before brunch if you want to save time in the morning.

Ready to Prepare the Best Mother’s Day Brunch?

We’re sure your mom will love any of these 10 great recipes just as much as she enjoys spending time with you on Mother’s Day. Choose one or more that you know will suit her tastes, and prepare it with confidence that the ingredients are healthy, wholesome and above all, delicious. It’s sure to be #Loveatfirsttaste.

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Betsy’s Best Avocado Toast

Betsy’s Best Avocado Toast

Are you ready to make the best avocado toast you have ever tasted?  Well, it’s super easy to do when you have the versatility of Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter in your pantry.  The healthy fats in both avocados and cashews will satisfy you all morning long.  With the amazing flavor of Betsy’ Best you’ll be craving your “avo” toast the very next day. #TasteTheDifference!

Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

1 whole avocado

1 Egg

1 Slices of Whole Grain Bread

Himalayan Pink Salt

Freshly ground pepper

 

Step By Step Avocado Toast Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Fry the egg in a skillet and break the yolk before turning it over.

Step 2: Pit and thinly slice the avocado. 

Step 3: Toast 1 slice of your favorite whole grain bread.

Step 4: Spread Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter onto the toast and place the fried egg on top. 

Step 4: Place the avocado slices on the egg. 

Step 5: Add salt and pepper to your taste preferences. 

Step 6: Sit down with a nice hot cup of coffee and enjoy!

Now that you are done eating your avocado toast, what did you think?  Is this the best avocado toast you have ever tried? For us, it was love at first taste and we hope it was for you, too!! Its flavorful, satisfying and healthy.

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Food to Fall For | Sweet Potato Toast

Food to Fall For | Sweet Potato Toast

As the weather transitions from summer to fall, so should your diet. We all require different nutrients in the fall/winter versus spring/summer. Cooler temperatures cause the body to crave warmth, so loading up on warming harvest produce and seasonings help prepare the body for winter.

Get Out Of A Diet Rut

An even better reason to change your food regimen each season is to get out of a diet rut. We are creatures of habit who tend to eat the same foods over and over again. Changing up your diet each quarter allows a new variety of nutrients and different taste bud experiences. Also, local produce is more available when eating with the season. Autumn is synonymous with apple orchards and pumpkin patches—a great weekend activity and the perfect time to pick your local harvest.

This fall, enjoy the changing of the leaves and the foods of the season. Your body will thank you!

Enjoy these fall harvest produce in your diet this season:

Apples, arugula, Asian pears, beet greens, beets, boo choy, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collard greens, corn, cranberries, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, grapes, green beans, kale, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, mushrooms, okra, onion, parsnips, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, radishes, raspberries, rutabagas, scallions, shallots, spinach, sprouts, squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, ginger, peppercorns, mustard seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and all spice

Sweet Potato Toast Recipe

Toss the bread and use sweet potato instead! These creative ideas will give a new and innovative way to make a superfood swap to your morning routine.

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 tablespoons Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut or Seed Butter
  • cinnamon, coconut, nuts/seeds or fresh fruit for toppings (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash the sweet potato and slice lengthwise into long slices about 1/4 in thick. Place on cookie sheet and place in the oven. Bake about 20 min or until just soft enough to pierce with a fork, but not too soft where it feels like mush. Remove and allow to cool. Top with Betsy’s Best and add your favorite topping.

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