The magical combination of salty and sweet in a peanut butter with a nutrient boost from chia seeds and flax seeds.
Certain foods are so insanely tasty and comforting that they trigger obsessive thoughts and cravings. Peanut butter is one such food. If you put peanut butter on anything and everything, never tire of its creamy deliciousness, and are always ready for your next fix, then you’re a peanut butter addict and will love Sweet and Salty Chia Flax Peanut Butter. One spoonful of this delicious homemade nut butter and you’ll be on a healthy peanut butter high!
Sweet and Salty Chia Flax Peanut Butter is pictured above slathered on sliced apples, and shown below on a rice cake, but it’s equally delicious spread on sandwiches or muffins. It’s also a great addition to smoothies. I actually prefer to eat it by itself. A heaping teaspoonful is perfect for staving off those hunger pangs that can sometimes hit in the late afternoon.
The main reason you should eat Sweet and Salty Chia Flax Peanut Butter is because it tastes so good, but it’s nice to know that the addition of chia seeds and flaxseed meal to this nut butter make it even more nutritious than traditional peanut butter. Chia and flaxseed are high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, and contain B vitamins, vitamin E, and other essential minerals such as potassium, phosphorus and magnesium.
Store bought peanut butter often contains hydrogenated oils, refined sweeteners, and additives like mono and diglycerides. It’s always better to make you own peanut butter when possible – it only takes a few minutes and a handful of ingredients. If you do opt for store-bought peanut butter just make sure you buy one without any of the aforementioned ingredients and without too much added sugar. Sweet and Salty Chia Flax Peanut Butter is sweetened naturally, with maple syrup, but contains only 2g of sugar per serving which is far less than some popular store-bought brands. (Jif Natural Peanut Butter with Honey contains 5g of sugar per serving and Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter with Honey contains 4g of sugar per serving.) Beware – if you have a peanut butter addiction it may soon get worse!
- 2 cups/9½ ounces unsalted peanuts
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon golden flaxseed meal
- 2 teaspoons chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- Place all ingredients into a food processor and process for 3 minutes or until the mixture is the consistency of peanut butter.
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