Struggling with an insatiable sweet tooth? Here's a dessert-like indulgence you can enjoy at just about any point in the day -- without an ounce of guilt. This sweet nut butter dip is just the right balance of creaminess and crunch, great to eat as a breakfast, mid-day snack or nighttime treat. Pair it with tart apples or salty pretzels to create a robust flavor profile you really won't be able to get enough of.
Creamy, Crunchy Nut Butter Dip
Recipe by Cara Tannenbaum and Andrea Tutunjian, authors of In A Nutshell: Cooking and Baking with Nuts and Seeds
Makes 3 cups
2 c. reduced fat Greek yogurt
1 c. natural nut butter (almond, peanut or cashew)
4 Tbsp. maple syrup or honey
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. (2.5 oz.) chopped nuts (almonds, peanuts or cashews)
Sliced apples or bananas, and/or salted pretzels
Combine the yogurt and the nut butter in a small mixing bowl and stir well.
Mix in the maple syrup, vanilla and nuts, reserving a few of the nuts to sprinkle on top. Serve immediately with apples, bananas and/or pretzels.
Wrap any leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to one week.
Craving something more salty than sweet? Try these Smoky Paprika-Baked Garbanzo Beans.
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