Clean eating just got a whole lot better with these recipes with almond butter. Almond butter is packed with nutrients, and is delicious, too!
Sure, it’s good enough to eat straight from the jar. But adding almond butter to sweet and savory dishes is even better.
I’ve put together a list of 20 of my favorite ways to use almond butter. Ditch the toast and find a new use for this tasty spread.
From flourless cookies to stir-fry, almond butter is so versatile. These dishes are sure to inspire you to grab your favorite nut butter and get cooking!
1. Flourless Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are the quintessential of baked sweets. This classic cookie gets all the better when you can enjoy it with no guilt.
This recipe has just six ingredients, and is so easy to make!
Mix together almond butter, baking soda, vanilla, eggs, and brown sugar to form the dough.
The almond butter acts as flour and oil, making this recipe gluten-free and low-carb. Don’t forget to fold in the chocolate chips!
2. Almond Butter Bars
These bars are perfectly sweet and indulgent.
Can you believe something so delicious can be made with five ingredients?
Combine almond butter, eggs, maple syrup, baking soda, and chocolate.
After baking, resist the urge to dig in while it’s hot. Cooling allows the ingredients to set up for bite-size bits of joy!
3. Honey Cinnamon Almond Butter Energy Bites
No-bake bites are the perfect pick-me-up for busy afternoons. Heck, they’re even good for breakfast on the go!
Stir together a big batch of these almond butter bites for the burst of energy you need. They’re loaded with protein, fiber, and flavor.
You can make these bites with or without the chocolate chips. The honey and cinnamon provide a warm flavor that’s great on its own!
4. Breakfast Baked Sweet Potatoes with Almond Butter, Banana & Chia
Okay, I love sweet potatoes as much as the next healthy eater. But these sweet potatoes may just be life changing.
Baked sweet potatoes are best when packed with heavenly flavors. I’m talking almond butter, sliced bananas, and a sprinkle of chia.
If you’re looking for clean eating that doesn’t bore you, this is the recipe for you.
I could seriously eat this every day, and my body would thank me for it!
5. Cinnamon Pear Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are the ode to a busy lifestyle. Make Monday a day to look forward to by starting your morning out right.
It’s scrumptious, healthy, and oh-so-easy to prep for the week. Does it get any better?
It sure does. Almond butter and cinnamon pears are the cherry on top of creamy oats. Don’t forget the maple syrup and sea salt!
6. Pecan Pie Energy Bites
Okay, I know what you’re thinking. Almond butter can be used in pecan pie? I’m here to tell you it sure can.
These bites have the subtle sweetness of pecan pie, and an irresistible crunch. If that doesn’t light your fire, maybe nutrition and simplicity will!
Pecan pie protein bites are easy to make and keep in the fridge.
They’re even easier to love because they are healthy and keep you going all day!
7. Grilled Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate, & Pomegranate Sandwich
I’m skeptical to share this well kept secret, but you deserve a slice of heaven. And this decadent grilled sandwich is just that!
These sandwiches are healthy enough to be breakfast and indulgent enough to be dessert.
Burts of pomegranate layered with rich almond butter and dark chocolate.
If you happen to have leftovers, these make excellent French toast, too!
8. Vegan Soba Noodles (with Almond Butter!)
Asian recipes have perfected the art of balanced dishes. Comforting noodles, flavorful sauces, and veggies cooked to perfection.
Earthy soba noodles are the perfect pasta for almond butter sauce. Tossed with a variety of veggies, this dish is good to the last bite.
You can add tempeh bacon, toasted tofu, or beans for protein. Or, enjoy the noodles and veggies as they are.
9. Almond Butter Donuts
If you try any recipe from this list, let this be it! Do yourself a favor, and thank me after your first bite.
These donuts taste like dessert for breakfast. How can you say no to rich baked donuts drizzled with chocolate sauce?
If you’re like me, you won’t say no. In just 20 minutes, you’ll bite into warm and dense homemade donuts.
10. Vegan Breakfast Sandwich with Tempeh Bacon
Interesting combinations often provide the best results. After all, this is how we revolutionize the kitchen, right?!
Almond butter and avocado toast are good on their own, but better together! Add in kale and tempeh bacon and you have a masterpiece.
These ingredients may seem contrasting, but the mild flavors combine well together.
There’s a mild sweetness, savory tempeh bacon, and no guilt.
11. Homemade Granola
If you haven’t made your own granola before, start here! It’s so easy to make healthy, scrumptious granola in the comfort of your kitchen.
Stir together coconut, oats, nuts, and cinnamon. Then mix in coconut oil, maple syrup, and almond butter to form clusters before baking.
This simple granola is perfectly warm, crunchy, and scrumptious. You’ll wonder why you haven’t tried it sooner!
12. Almond Butter Quesadillas with Pomegranate
Is it a quesadilla if there isn’t cheese? Who cares when they taste this good?!
There isn’t much to making any quesadilla, and this recipe is just as simple.
Spread almond butter on your tortilla and fill it with banana and pomegranate.
If you’re not into pomegranate, this recipe is excellent with just cinnamon and bananas.
Experiment with your favorite fruits to make this your own!
13. Almond Butter Frosting
If you want a sweet and delicious finish to your sweets, this is it. It’s perfectly sweet and delicious right off the mixer.
Keep in mind, this frosting is not a buttercream. This is a rustic, creamy, and rich frosting that doesn’t pipe.
This tasty almond butter frosting is great on brownies, cookies, or chocolate cake! Slather it on and savor every bite!
14. Sweet Potato Almond Butter Muffins
Muffins just may be the way to my heart. There’s something so comforting about a healthy and hearty muffin to start the day.
Sweet potato puree makes for a moist and tender almond batter. Almond butter adds richness and a touch of sweet and salty.
This recipe is vegan as is, but can be adapted to fit your desires. Maybe even add some chopped walnuts or chocolate chips for an extra touch!
15. Spinach Smoothie
I’m a huge fan of adding in healthy components to my smoothies. Sure fruit smoothies taste good, but I like my smoothies to feel good.
This smoothie has some serious almond-butter-and-banana-sandwich vibes.
While the spinach makes a bright green smoothie, you can’t even taste it!
Hemp hearts are an excellent addition of protein and add a nuttier flavor.
A sprinkle of cinnamon is a welcome sweet and warm touch to this smoothie.
16. Almond Butter Brownies
I’m a sucker for a fudgy brownie. I don’t mind if I go back for seconds or thirds. Thank heavens for healthier brownies!
There’s no shame in the brownie lover’s game when you only need six ingredients! These are fudgy, fast, and simple. What’s not to love?
Pro tip: use a plastic knife to cut your brownies when warm. Okay, maybe not “pro.” But it saves you from waiting ages for your brownies to cool!
17. Almond Butter Tofu Stir-Fry
The secret to the tastiest tofu is baking first. Of course, adding in creamy almond butter sauce doesn’t hurt, right?
You marinate the tofu in the same sauce used on the veggies when stir-frying. This sauce is perfectly spiced and flavorful.
Serve your stir-fry on cauliflower rice and enjoy one of the most delicious vegan meals ever. Seriously, this tofu stir-fry could win awards.
18. Almond Butter and Jelly Smoothie
Okay, the title is a bit deceiving. This smoothie does taste like a PB&J, but the ingredients are better!
Clean eating is best when balanced. This recipe uses frozen berries and almond milk, so no surprise there.
But you add in a scoop of almond butter, hemp hearts, and frozen cauliflower.
The cauliflower flavor is masked by the berry and almond butter but adds a serving of veggies.
It has flavor, simplicity, and health all in one blender!
19. Almond Butter Thai Quinoa Salad
Quinoa salads are always dressed to impress. That is when you have delicious nutty Thai dressing and loads of veggies!
The sauce is the star of the show. It has balanced flavors with almond butter, tamari, sesame oil, lime, and rice vinegar.
All that tossed over fluffy quinoa and colorful veggies? Yes, please!
This scrumptious salad could be a meal on its own, or served as a side.
20. Almond Butter Sweet Potato Noodle Bowls
Meatless Mondays are reaching new heights with dishes like these.
Almond butter is a creamy addition to savory vegan dishes.
This recipe has three main components: homemade sweet potato noodles, creamy basil almond butter sauce, and grilled mushrooms.
Each element of this recipe is loaded with flavor, texture, and color. It makes for an elegant vegan dish you will crave!
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