Pecan Pumpkin Butter

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Um…who doesn’t love any kind of nut butter right? Well in my abode we can’t even have it present because it will be gone before the day ends!

However, I found this lovely recipe that is more of a healthy treat than a “spoon in the jar and feel guilty” kind of deal. It is a quick & simple butter that is not as heavy as most nut butters. Delicious recipe for fall because it incorporates pumpkin – ahhh I love autumn squashes 🙂

On to this delicious nut butter…

  1. Soak 1C raw pecans for 4hours (drain & rinse)
  2. Combine the following in a food processor:  soaked pecans, 1C almond milk, 3/4C pureed pumpkin, 3T maple syrup, 2T chia seeds, 1T coconut oil, 1.5t cinnamon, 1/2t ground ginger, 1/4t ground nutmeg & the seeds from half a vanilla bean
  3. Blend til pecan pumpkin butter is smooth

Enjoy it by the spoonful or serve it with a sliced up apple!

Nutritional Info Per Tbsp (Serves 36): 36 calories – 3 grams of fat – 2 carbs – .5 grams of protein

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Almond Butter Rice Crisp Treats

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Talk about a high demand treat! My husband has been requesting these crisps for weeks & I finally decided to make a batch. Super simple to whip up – no cooking involved & it only took a few minutes to make! Oh yeah & did I mention chunky almond butter is involved!?!

Lets get to this amazingness…

  1. Line an 8×12 baking dish with parchment paper – set aside
  2. In a large pot over medium heat mix 3/4C chunky almond butter, 3/4C brown rice syrup & 1.5T Earth Balance original buttery spread – stir til combined
  3. Remove from heat & add 1.5T vanilla extract
  4. Stir in 5C + 1/4C gluten free rice crisps til all is combined
  5. Pour in prepared baking dish, spread evenly (press firmly with hand or back of spoon) then place in freezer for 5minutes
  6. While in freezer, melt 1C vegan chocolate chips in the microwave
  7. Remove baking dish from freezer, spread chocolate on treats & sprinkle shredded coconut on top

I decided to only coat half of the crisps with the chocolate glaze – but do whatever your lil’ heart desires!

Nutritional Info Per Square without Chocolate (Serves 24): 125 calories – 5 grams of fat – 17 carbs – 2.5 grams protein

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