February 28, 2017

Once Again Nut Butter and a Delicious Cashew Butter Banana Bread Recipe

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When I was a little girl, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were one thing that I had my fair share of. To this day, I'm still a fan. In fact, I think I like them even more now than I did back then. Many moons ago, I even broadened my horizons by trying all sorts of other seed and nut butters–fast forward today, and they've been a staple in my home ever since. One of my son's lunchtime favorites is a nice sunflower seed butter sandwich, and I personally love a good slab of almond butter on some whole wheat toast. Yum!






Just recently, I was introduced to a variety of nut and seed butters from Once Again Nut Butter, and I have to say that I'm hooked. They're an employee-owned business, located in Upstate New York and have been manufacturing nut and seed butters since 1976. One of the things that I personally enjoy about living here in Upstate NY, is the heavy emphasis on agriculture. Not only is it nice to try great food products that are made right here in our own area, but I can also support a local business at the same time.




Once Again nut and seed butters are all gluten-free certified, non-GMO Project Verified, certified organic, vegan, and kosher. Being organic and GMO free are two very important aspects for me, since I personally like knowing what's in my food and have been making more of a conscious effort to do this, especially after becoming a mother. Another great thing about Once Again Nut Butters is that they are as natural as can be, with the least amount of added ingredients. See for yourself, below:


Ingredient List:
  • Once Again Sunflower Seed Butter: organic sunflower seeds, organic sugar cane, and salt
  • Once Again Cashew Butter: organic cashews and organic sunflower oil
  • Once Again Almond Butter: organic almonds
  • Once Again Peanut Butter: organic peanuts

It's a breath of fresh air not having to read a laundry list of ingredients. With three ingredients or less–I don't think it gets any better than that!





You really can't beat the great taste and how nutritious they are. They make a wonderful go-to snack. Spread them on some whole grain crackers or even use them as a dip for your favorite fruits and vegetables (I personally like dipping carrot sticks in peanut butter). Of course, you can get those creative juices flowing and use them in some of your favorite recipes. Need some ideas? You can't try this oldie, but goodie, Slow Cooker Peanut Chicken. If you're looking for a tasty side dish, instead, why not try my easy Green Bean Stir Fry. Not a fan of peanut butter? No worries, because both recipes would also go great with Once Again Cashew Butter!




Maybe you have more of a sweet tooth or prefer baking? You should definitely try one of my favorite banana bread recipes. Since this recipe is so versatile, you can experience with whichever type of seed or nut butter you like. I personally like using cashew butter. Either way, this comes out so moist and delicious, you can enjoy it as a yummy breakfast treat or as a snack for pretty much any time of the day.





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CASHEW BUTTER BANANA BREAD


INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 Ripe Bananas
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Flour
  • 1/2 Cashew Butter (like Once Again Cashew Butter)
  • 1/2 Cup of Melted Butter or Margarine
  • 1/2 Cup of Milk
  • 3/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda


DIRECTIONS:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (for a metal pan) or 325 degrees (for a glass pan)
  • Mash bananas in a large bowl until you get a good mushy consistency
  • Mix in the melted butter and nut butter
  • Mix in the milk, brown sugar, salt, and baking soda
  • Mix in the flour until everything is combined evenly
  • Pour everything into a greased loaf pan
  • Bake for 45 minutes to an hour (oven baking times can vary)


You can also vary this recipe up by adding in raisins or nuts, which I also like to do sometimes. Just throw them in right before pouring the mixture into the pan. Also, if you are not a fan of cashew butter, you can substitute with another nut or seed butter of your choice.




Although I enjoyed each one of the four Once Again Nutter Butters that I've tried, I have to say that their Cashew Butter and Sunflower Seed Butters are my personal favorites. You really can't beat that creamy consistency. As far as taste, well that's tough, because they are all delicious! Plus, they're healthy–offering an extra source of protein, iron, and healthy fats.


Whoops, I almost  forget to formally introduce you to "Rocky"
the official Once Again Nut Butter Mascot since 1981!



Whether you prefer using nut and seed butters for snacking, cooking, baking, or in a simple sandwich, Once Again Nutter Butters offers a great selection of healthy GMO free products that will appeal to everyone's taste buds.


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6 comments:

brendashandmade said...

It is nice to have a product with such a simple list of ingredients. I've never tried any other kinds of nut butters, other than peanut butter, but those flavors sound really good. They would make a nice snack. Your banana bread looks delicious!

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Thank you, Brenda. This bread is quite yummy with a nice hot cup of coffee! All the different nut and seed butters have something to offer, depending on your taste preference. Almond butter usually has more of a delicious roasted taste, similar to peanut butter. Sunflower seed butter and cashew butters are in similar realms (at least in my opinion), very creamy and with a subtle flavor that is so tasty!

brendashandmade said...

Thanks for letting me know the differences, Kelly. I always wondered.

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Anytime! :-)

lula ruger said...

I love this recipie We really like the organic-nut-butters We are from upstate NY and have tried all of them Thanks for posting

Kelly (Our Everyday Harvest) said...

Hi Lula...it's always nice getting a visit from a fellow New Yorker. :-) So glad you enjoy them!

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