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10 Sweet and Savory Healthy Almond Butter Recipes

May 24, 2024
Courtesy of FoodieCrush

You know almond butter is good for you — it’s full of healthy fats, fiber, and protein. Plus, it’s delicious, and its relatively neutral flavor means you can use it in a wide array of recipes. It’s also a snack-time hero, adding bulk to smoothies, or pairing with a piece of fruit to make it more satisfying. We love it in both sweet and savory dishes. Here are some of our favorite almond butter recipes — so grab that jar out of your pantry and get ready for some truly delicious and healthy meals, snacks, and treats. 

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1. Chicken Satay with Almond Dipping Sauce

Chicken Satay with Almond Butter Sauce

Courtesy of FoodieCrush

Two keys to this dish: The flavorful marinade for the chicken, and the rich, almond butter-based dipping sauce. Make the sauce spicy by adding red pepper flakes or sriracha, if you like. You can also swap tofu, pork, or beef for the chicken.

Try this recipe from FoodieCrush.

2. Almond Butter Tofu Stir-Fry

Almond butter tofu stir-fry

Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

Pre-baking the tofu before marinating it makes it extra crisp. The marinade features almond butter, tamari, maple syrup, and chili-garlic sauce, so it’s creamy, tangy, and spicy. After stir-frying, serve the tofu and blistered green beans over rice.

Try this recipe from Minimalist Baker.

3. Simple Spicy Almond Butter Sauce

spicy almond butter sauce

Courtesy of Gathered Nutrition

This simple spicy almond butter sauce is super quick and easy (ready in 5 minutes!), and you can toss noodles in it, drizzle it over a grain bowl, dip spring rolls in it, and more. Make extras so you can grab it for everything all week.

Try this recipe from Gathered Nutrition.

4. Favorite Avocado Toast with Egg

Avocado toast with egg

Courtesy of Cooking for Keeps

Avocado toast with egg is a classic — and though it’s fantastic as is, it’s even better with a schmear of almond butter. Use a runnier almond butter (or warm it up if you keep yours in the fridge) to make spreading it on the toast easier.

Try this recipe from Cooking for Keeps.

5. Curry Sweet Potato Almond Butter Dip

Curry sweet potato almond butter dip

Courtesy of Food Faith Fitness

A good dip is such a gift — serve it at a party, or make it a meal by cutting up plenty of veggies to dunk in. This one is truly unique, with just 5 ingredients, including sweet potato, almond butter, and red curry paste. And if you have leftover cooked sweet potato (or canned), you can be enjoying in 10 minutes flat.

Try this recipe from Food Faith Fitness.

6. Easy Chocolate Date Bark

Almond butter date bark

Courtesy of Munching with Mariyah

We love the viral chocolate date bark — and this simple version, with almond butter and chopped almonds, is creamy, crunchy, and rich. Plus, between the almond butter and the dates, it’s rich in fiber and minerals. Once you make it, you’ll never want to be without a batch in the fridge.

Try this recipe from Munching with Mariyah.

7. Almond Butter Cookies

Almond butter cookies

Courtesy of Tastes Lovely

With just a few simple ingredients, you can have these homey cookies out of the oven in 20 minutes. They don’t require any special equipment, and they’re free of flour and refined sugar. These cookies are satisfyingly crisp on the outside and soft inside. Make them as is, or add a touch of cinnamon.

Try this recipe from Tastes Lovely.

8. Healthy Almond Butter Granola

Almond butter granola

Courtesy of Erin Lives Whole

Making your own granola seems like a big deal, but it’s actually so quick and easy. In this version, almond butter, honey, and coconut oil serve as the binders for oats and chia seeds, with a dash of cinnamon and vanilla for added flavor. Enjoy it over yogurt or munch on a few clusters by themselves as a not-overly-sweet snack. 

Try this recipe from Erin Lives Whole.

9. Dairy-Free Almond Butter Banana Nice Cream

Almond butter n'ice cream

Courtesy of The Real Food Dietitians

With frozen bananas and almond butter as the base, this dairy-free “nice cream” is so luscious, you’ll never miss the cream. Add a pinch of salt to bump up the flavor. Eat it right away as soft serve, or freeze it for a few hours for a firmer texture.

Try this recipe from The Real Food Dietitians.

10. Grain Free Almond Butter Pancakes

Almond butter pancakes

Courtesy of Detoxinista

Light and fluffy pancakes, with no flour or sugar — it sounds too good to be true, but it’s real. The secrets: Almond butter and applesauce, which give the pancakes body and a touch of sweetness. Plus, a stack of two has 12 grams of protein, just 12 grams of carbs, and 4 grams of fiber, so you’ll be full and satisfied with no carb coma.

Try this recipe from Detoxinista.

Read next: 5 Awesome Nut-Free Butters to Try Instead of Peanut Butter

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