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Almonds are one of the most nutritious nuts and this creamy homemade butter is a wonderful way to enjoy them while saving a few bucks. Kate, Recipe Hunter

Kate Swanson, NoshOnIt Recipe Hunter

THE RECIPE

Vanilla Bean Brown Sugar Almond Butter

Rich, creamy, and just sweet enough.

Almonds are one of the most nutritious nuts because, among other things, they are full of monounsaturated fats (the good fats that could help lower your LDL cholesterol) and Vitamin E. If you’re tired of eating them raw out of hand, almond butter is a wonderful and healthier alternative to your morning spreads for toast. Most of the store bought brands can be quite expensive and lacking in flavor (which they call “pure”) but this version is made extra delicious with the addition of fresh vanilla bean and just a few spoons of brown sugar for a bit of sweetness. And with only 4 ingredients, it couldn’t be simpler! Almond butter and homemade jam sandwich, anyone?

THE CHEF

Lauren Zembron

Food Blogger and Freelance Recipe Developer

Healthy Food for Living

Lauren Zembron

I strive to find a balance between the two basic food philosophies of ‘eat to live’ and ‘live to eat.’ I believe that food should be (and is!) one of the great pleasures of leading a healthy lifestyle.

You shouldn’t feel like you’re eating rabbit food while trying to live a healthy lifestyle and Lauren’s approach to cooking and food in general shows us that we can eat well and live well at the same time. Her recipes are fresh, healthy, and diverse while still being packed with flavor. She still lets herself indulge (in fact, she eats dessert every night!) but makes small, smart decisions along the way so she can still feel good about what she’s putting into her body. This is the definition of “feel good food” and we certainly feel good after trying her recipes!

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  • I can’t wait to try this…

  • Wow Noshky (that will be your nickname Mr. Recipe Finder). This was AMAZEMENT. I ended up eating 1/2 of butter throughout the day. Dangerous as Nutella but WAAAY better for you. Bravo !