MaraNatha Nut Butter Giveaway


I recently received a fabulous surprise from MaraNathat Nut Butters, who sent me a package of their nut butters to try…let’s just say I had a wee bit of fun recipe testing with these tasty nut butters…

Macadamia Nut Butter

Sunflower Seed Butter

Honey Almond Butter

Organic Peanut Butter

Cashew Butter

My favorite nut butter? Hmmmm…that’s a tough one; I’d have to say it’s a close tie between the Macadamia Nut Butter and the Honey Almond Butter…they ‘knocked my socks off’ and I created delicious recipes from breakfast pancakes to dinner peanut sauce to decadent desserts…

There’s something special about nut butters…they’re not just for your typical PB&J…they compliment any dish and keep your meals exciting, as well as your taste buds yearning for more!

My favorite MaraNatha creation was born last night in my tiny lil’ kitchen…

I created a Macadamia Nut Butter Cookie that’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

Macadamia Nut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup MaraNatha Macadamia Nut Butter
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes
  • Egg substitute for 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. ground flax seeds
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup stevia

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.Β  Using hands, mix well.
  • Form into small balls and place onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and transfer to wire racks for cooling.
  • Enjoy!

And, now for the giveaway….Drumroll, please….

The nice folks over at MaraNatha have offered two sets of two coupons to 2 very lucky winners.

Here are 3 ways you can enter to win:

  • Leave me a comment on this post telling me your favorite nut butter recipe.
  • Link back to this contest on your blog.
  • Tweet: @Thehealthyapple is hosting a Maranatha giveaway.

I will pick 2 random winners on Wednesday, March the 17th at 5:00 PM EST.

Good Luck!

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73 Responses

  1. I love to add nut butter directly to my breakfast grains to give them extra creamy texture and nutty flavor.

  2. Honestly, I have not tried any nut butters. I know. I should be very ashamed. I’m sort of afraid to buy any b/c I hear how fantastic and addicting they are. So, alas, no recipe. However, if I were to win a macadamia nut butter, I think your recipe would be the first one I’d make. How’s that for an answer πŸ˜‰

    • Yummmy; thanks Heather…great answer! I hope you try the nut butters soon…they’re quite delishy…Have a great day!

      • I added the giveaway to my blog post today. http://ow.ly/1n7Bj

  3. I have never tried MaraNatha nut butters! My favourite recipe though is simply peanut butter and icing sugar mixed together, formed into balls and then dipped in chocolate and if you like, coated in nuts or coconuts!

  4. Oh, and I tweeted and will post about it on my blog this evening.

  5. Sweet! My favorite recipe is this chocolate almond butter “Reese’s” cup made with almond butter, crushed organic graham crackers, melted dark chocolate, and other ingredients.

  6. mmm…the honey almond sounds delicious!

    I love good ol’ no-bake cookies! Peanut butter, chocolate, and oats! You can’t go wrong!

  7. I LOVE maranatha nut butters…I recently discovered the no-stir chunky almond butter, and I seriously put it on EVERYTHING!

    My favorite (or I should say new favorite) nut butter recipe are the Oaties made by HEAB…sooo:
    toasted oatmeal, nut butter of your choice, agave nectar/maple syrup, chopped nuts/chocolate chips, mixed together and baked for 10 minutes. AMAZING.

  8. Ive never actually baked with nut butters….. typically I love them in a bowl of oatmeal or straight off the spoon! (Not much of a recipe I know, but so, so good)!

  9. my goodness what do i NOT like with nut butters?
    i would swim in them if i could!
    have to be my homemade vegan energy bar recipe is my fav with almond butter!
    love your blog!

    • Aw; thanks so much for your kind words, Kalli..so glad you are enjoying my blog! Have a great day…

  10. I love to stir nut butter into oatmeal, which I have almost every morning! I toast rolled oats in butter, then add boiling water and let them cook. When they’re done, I add milk, a pinch of salt, and whatever nut butter I have on hand. Sometimes half of a sliced banana, too. Mmm!

  11. Oh yes! I love using it in warm veggie sandwiches as a sweet sauce. So good!

  12. fun giveaway, amie! my favorite nut butter recipe is my vegan chocolate peanut butter bars! thanks chica, have a great day πŸ™‚

  13. tweeted πŸ™‚

  14. i love almond butter in my GM!
    spinach + almond butter + almond milk + banana

  15. ooh man, I love grilled banana wraps with a tortilla…good lord i could eat them every day for every meal!

  16. My face nut butter recipe would have to be a nut butter and banana sandwhich on whole-wheat bread. It’s the best way to eat nut butters!!

  17. My fave recipe is @fitnesista breakfast cookie recipe!!!

  18. What a wonderful giveaway – yippie, I have always wanted to try this brand of nut butter. I love nut butters on warm toast so it gets all gooey and then I sprinkle on ground flax seed and top with some homemade applesauce – yummy. I also eat straight from the spoon!!!

  19. my favorite… EASY!
    RIGHT OUT OF THE JAR!!!!

  20. i absolutely love nut butters with my oatmeal! it adds a whole new element to something so simple!

  21. I love any type of nut butter on my oatmeal!

  22. I don’t have lots of experience either with nut butters but I love peanut butter in my oatmeal so I think I’d start with that! Can’t go wrong πŸ˜‰

  23. Not a recipe really, but I love my almond butter mixed with some cinnamon and almond milk and drizzled over a sweet potato, utterly devine πŸ™‚

  24. i love love love maranatha pb and almond butter in Super Charge Me Cookies, from Eat Drink and Be Vegan. Their butters take these already fabulous cookies to the next level.

  25. […] The Healthy Apple –> MaraNatha Nut Butter […]

  26. I don’t really have a favorite recipe. I love it in my oatmeal, in my smoothies, with fruits & veggies πŸ™‚

  27. Linked on blog

    http://www.healingappetite.com/2010/03/new-york-new-york/

  28. Tweeted http://twitter.com/FitNP/status/10583350224

  29. […] lots of fun recipes to come this week.Β  I bought two jars of crunchy peanut butter and am entering this contest to win some more.Β  Maybe I can find a recipe for chocolate peanut butter cups?! Possibly related […]

  30. Almond butter chocolate rice krispy treats. Delish!

  31. Fun giveaway! My favorite nut butter recipe is almond butter + maple combo. It is so amazing!

  32. Tweet tweet! http://twitter.com/ThinspiredBlog/status/10589881179

  33. I love them as pancake toppings….making the pancakes is about as much “recipe” as I can handle on the weekends. πŸ™‚

  34. nut butters are good with EVERYTHING, but i must say that my favorite way to eat them is to use them as dips for fresh fruit. mm!

  35. I LOVE maranatha!! It is my faaaaaavorite brand of nut butter, ever!! πŸ™‚ I haven’t ever made nut butters, but I do want to try out making pecan butter in my food processor sometime! πŸ™‚

  36. I love to mix nut butters with maple syrup and cinnamon and then heat it up in the microwave and have it to did fruit in.

  37. I love to mix equal parts nut butter (almond is my current fave, but I’d LOVE to try macadamia), milk and cream cheese and pour the resulting icing on a bowl of hot oats or use it as a dip for fruit.

  38. Linked the giveaway in sidebar, Delicious

  39. Tweeted the giveaway

  40. I actually make a great sauce from a vegetarian cookbook that is peanut butter, cilantro, and a little vinegar. It sounds weird, but it’s awesome!

  41. I love to stir nut butter into my oat bran and smoothies.
    Thanks for having such a great giveaway

  42. i love making a peanut-style asian sauce for noodles

  43. My favorite way to use nutbutter is in my oats. But if I had to pick a recipe it would be pb oat bars. πŸ™‚

  44. linked back! http://mealsandmoves.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/dessert-before-dinner-sure-ok/

  45. […] and check out april’s giveaway here! and check out lara’s giveaway here! and check out amie’s giveaway here! Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)flashback friday round thirteen.guest post! marisa […]

  46. This cookie recipe sounds fantastic! And since I love macadamia nuts on their own, I’m sure they’re amazing in butter form!

  47. My favorite nut butter is (you have guessed) ” tahini”! But maybe that does not qualify as a nut butter?

  48. I just linked back on my blog. πŸ™‚

    http://faithfitnessfun.wordpress.com/2010/03/17/the-luck-of-the-shepherd-st-pattys-recipe/

  49. I just found your blog today and I’m really enjoying reading your posts!

    I love Maranantha…and the best nut butter recipe is, hands down, Averie from Love Veggies and Yoga’s pb cups! Sometimes ab cups as well, of course!

  50. I like to mix nut butter with maple syrup. Spread it on toast add butterscotch chips and dessert is served!

  51. I tweeted about this giveaway!

  52. I love eating nut butter all alone but there is nothing better than mixing some into a fresh hot bowl of steel cut oats with some cinnamon and vanilla. The oats melt the nut butter and just a little bit goes so far. It is by far my favorite combination but I’ll put nut butter on almost anything I eat!

  53. It must be my lucky day… I love Maranatha nut butters… awesome giveaway πŸ™‚

    • oops I forgot to tell you my favorite nut butter recipe… Almond butter in oatmeal or in Almond cookies.. πŸ™‚

  54. I twitted @NutritiousFood

  55. Hmm my favorite recipe…gosh I really just like eating it straight out of the jar. But if I was going to make something TOTAL no bake cookies!!

  56. tweeted @runtothefinish

  57. linked back! http://runtothefinish.blogspot.com/2010/03/time-change-or-sugar.html

  58. I LOVE MaraNatha butters! I just take a scoopful and eat it but I do enjoy a classic pbj sandwich. I’ve also made a chocolate peanut butter banana shake for my boyfriend once. He said it was really good πŸ™‚

  59. I linked back!

  60. […] In other news, check out TheHealthyApple’s MaraNatha Nut Butter Coupon giveaway! […]

  61. almond butter and apple slices…mmm…..!!

  62. OK, it isn’t really a recipe, but I like to eat it straight from the jar. If not, haha, then I like it on crackers – yeah, so simple, but soooooo good. I like the crunch with the rich almond butter flavor. πŸ™‚

  63. favorite nut butter recipe…take PB and jelly and mix with cottage cheese I LOVE this…also PB and banana or PB and apples…oh I just love it on everything!

  64. TWEETED! (onefitfoodie)

  65. I love making nut butter and chocolate muffins!

  66. Favorite nut butter recipe. Take a spoon, dip in the jar, and eat it plain!

  67. Does a pb&j sandwich count as a recipe? Well its certainly my favourite way to eat nut butter!
    Xxx

  68. I eat nut butter in the mornings atop greek yogurt. But I could eat it plain pretty much all day, everyday. πŸ™‚

  69. Oh, and I tweeted about your contest.

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