There's just something about nut butters. Nummy nummy! They hit the spot and add a nice boost of protein to smoothies, baked goods, just straight from the spoon.
My mom is always frustrated by the various nut butters she picks up at the grocery store but one she had never tried was Once Again Nut Butters.
I admit to not even noticing my favorite grocery store carried Once Again Nut Butters until #MomsMeet offered us a chance to review their butters.
Since being conscious about getting more protein in our meals we've been eating more nut butters, peanut butter in particular so I was really eager to try these butters.
Once Again Nut Butters shipped me a package of their top 4 nut butters to try out along with a bag, a stuffed version of their cute mascot, and puzzle workbook (all commandeered by my daughter). My husband was pretty excited since he's been eating PB and J sandwiches for breakfast lately.
Some Details About Once Again Nut Butters
In addition to some other goodies I received 4 jars of Once Again Nut Butters:
- Once Again Sunflower Seed Butter is made with Organic Sunflower Seeds, Organic Sugar Cane and Salt.
- Once Again No Stir Peanut Butter is made with organic peanuts that are dry roasted and milled, organic palm fruit oil, organic sugar, and salt.
- Once Again Almond Butter is made with only organic almonds.
- Once Again Cashew Butter is made with organically grown cashews, and expeller-pressed organic sunflower oil.
Once Again Nut Butters uses a little raccoon named Rocky as their mascot. At their New York site they found 4 baby raccoons.
How I Used My Once Again Nut Butters
While it was tempting to just dip my spoon in these jars of nut butters and go to town instead I've been making good use of these butters working up a couple of recipes I would like to share with you.
The first is my Mother's Flax Seed Balls. She eats one of these each day to get in her daily dose of flax. I've edited her recipe to include yummy Once Again Cashew Butter. I thought the inclusion of some satisfying yummy Cashew Butter would give these balls a nice flavor and put them in the category of something I could grab for breakfast on the run. I was right.
The second recipe is one called Groundnut (Peanut) Stew Over Rice. I really don't remember eating this in Nigeria but my mom says we did. It's a yummy hearty stew that makes a great meal. My dad likes things really hot so be sure to add plenty of red pepper if you can handle it.
In addition to making recipes with my butters they come in handy as a quick snack. My father visited us recently and arrived on a middle of the night flight. Having not eaten since his departure that morning he was a little hungry but didn't want a full fledged meal. Some sourdough bread and Once Again Peanut Butter hit the spot and he went to on get a good sleep.
The beauty is how creative you can get with these butters. There are several recipes on the Once Again Nut Butters website if you find yourself stumped about how to use these butters.
And before you head on to the recipes please not that you can connect with Once Again Nut Butters at these places…
Cashew and Flax Seed Balls
- 1 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 cup White Flour
- 1 cup Ground Flax Seed
- 1/3 cup Coconut Sugar
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup Cashew Nut Butter
Measure all dry ingredients and mix them together.
Mix the oils and the Cashew Butter into the flour mixture as if it were pie crusts.
When you have mixed in all the oils and Casher Butter sprinkle 1 to 3 tablespoons of water on top and mix it together. If it does not start to hold together continue mixing in a tablespoon of water at a time until it does come together and you can form balls with the mixture.
Roll into balls using about a tablespoon of the mixture for each ball. Bake on parchment paper at 350 for 30 minutes.
Groundnut (Peanut) Stew Over Rice
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- 1/4 cup parsley fresh
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
- cayenne pepper to taste
Brown chicken in olive oil. Remove, set aside, and keep warm. Add onions to pan and saute until limp. Add salt, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and peanut butter. Stir in chicken stock, cooked chicken, and parsley and set to simmer on med low heat until sauce thickens slightly (don't let it turn into a lump).
Add a bit more chicken stock if sauce is too thick for your liking.
Serve over white rice or yams.
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