When it comes to breakfast, protein goes a long way. It’s important to energize and nourish your body with the ingredients it needs to get started after a slumber and for a productive morning.
Almond butter does just that. Base Culture’s almond butters are made with only one primary ingredient (you guessed it: almonds!) and contain 6 grams of protein per container. Featuring flavors from maple to cinnamon to classic original, incorporating a Base Culture almond butter in your breakfast recipes is a great (and delicious) way to start the morning with a protein punch.
Here are four great almond butter breakfast recipes that adhere to the keto and paleo diets.
- Almond Butter Berry Breakfast Bars
Breakfast bars are great to eat on the go on your busiest days. Bake a batch on Sunday and they will last you the entire week! This breakfast bar recipe from Paleo Running Mama includes a colorful and sweet berry mixture as a twist on the most classic breakfast bar, which is why we like it.
For the base layer, the only ingredients needed are Base Culture almond butter, eggs, almond flour, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Then, the berry sauce, made with pure ingredients such as chocolate chunks and your favorite fruits, is poured over the top. In total, this sweet recipe takes just one hour to make and will last you the whole week.
- Almond Butter Oatmeal
Or, well… “noatmeal,” because there are no oats involved! We love this recipe from Life Made Sweeter featuring an oatmeal made entirely from peanut butter, which you can substitute with Base Culture’s almond butter. Other ingredients include hemp seeds, coconut milk, flaked coconut, cinnamon, vanilla extract.
It’s prepared in five minutes on the stove top with easy stirring. Simply simmer the coconut, hemp seeds, water, and coconut milk, then stir in almond butter, vanilla, and cinnamon. Base Culture pro tip: Use our cinnamon almond butter to make the oatmeal extra flavorful.
- Almond Butter Banana Pancakes
Cue Jack Johnson’s “Banana Pancakes” for this delicious and healthy recipe. While this recipe is perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch at home, it can also be whipped up in no time on weekdays thanks to its preparation time of just under half an hour.
Whitty Paleo shared the recipe, which features ripe bananas, almond butter, eggs, baking soda, and coconut oil for frying. Mix together the ingredients in a large bowl, then pour into your desired pancake shape on a heated and coconut-oil greased griddle. Additional optional ingredients include honey and vanilla extract.
For extra protein, spread a thin layer of flavored almond butter on top. We suggest the maple flour - these are pancakes, after all!
- Almond Butter with Granola and Strawberries
Sometimes, less is more. For no prep time at all, keep Base Culture’s granola and your favorite almond butter flavors in the pantry. Base Culture’s granola is comprised of clusters of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. Mix the clusters with the almond butter, then serve with sliced strawberries or whichever fruit you prefer. This recipe is optimal for the mornings when you pressed the snooze button an extra time, or when you’re heading out for an early morning workout.
For whichever breakfast recipes suited your fancy, stock up on the Base Culture almond butter flavors as a store near you. To find a nearby distributor, simply plug your location into the store locator on the Base Culture website. A better breakfast is awaiting!