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Almond Butter Toast Two Ways

Next to binge-watching Netflix, almond butter is probably my biggest vice. In her book, Not That Kind of Girl, which I recently finished (and loved, by the way) Lena Dunham talks about finishing an entire jar of the stuff in a single night, and I don’t find it hard to imagine accomplishing that feat.

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I’m not going to lie to you: if left alone with a jar of almond butter and a spoon, I could probably finish that puppy in two days. Or two hours.

Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating just a little bit. But the creamy richness and the fact that its billed as the “healthy alternative” to peanut butter make it that much easier to justify eating too much. Almond butter can be a great addition to a healthy, balanced diet, but it should be enjoyed in moderation. Think with a banana or on toast, like in this recipe, as opposed to out of the jar a la me or Ms. Dunham.

This recipe is great because it’s hearty and filling enough that it doesn’t leave me sneaking to the fridge late at night for another spoonful. Warm, nutty, and just the right amount of (a sweet, it works as breakfast on the go, or as a quick lunch or snack.

Note: I’ve chosen banana and raspberry here, but don’t let that stop you from experimenting with other berries or kinds of fruit. I’m willing to bet it would be great with blueberries, apple slices, or even mango or kiwi in the summer. Also, feel free to add a sprinkling of chia, flax, or hemp seeds to boost your nutrients and add texture and depth. Experiment with different combinations and comment down below with your favorite!


 

Almond Butter Toast Two Ways

For the raspberry toast:

  • 1 slice Mestemacher Fitness bread or your choice whole wheat or multigrain bread (GF if necessary)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons smooth natural almond butter
  • small handful fresh or thawed frozen raspberries, preferably organic
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flake

For the banana toast:

  • 1 slice Mestemacher Fitness bread or your choice whole wheat or multigrain bread (GF if necessary)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons smooth natural almond butter
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flake

Lightly toast the bread.

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While the bread is toasting, rinse and dry the berries, if using, or slice the half banana and set aside.

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Spread the almond butter on the bread in one even layer. Sprinkle the raspberries on top, if using, or place banana slices on toast. Sprinkle the coconut flake over everything to finish, plate and serve. Enjoy!

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