Looking for an amazing power snack to help fuel you through the day? How about nut butters and apples? With such a wide array of apples and nut butters available, the flavor combinations are endless. One apple that we definitely suggest trying since the season is short are Rave® apples. Rave® apples are available starting in August and last through October and come off the tree weeks before many other apples varieties. They are outrageously juicy with a refreshing, snappy zing and taste best when they are eaten fresh. With their Honeycrisp parentage, each bite is super juicy and crisp and their sweet-tart profile tastes great with butters like Peanut Butter, Almond Butter and Chickpea Butter. Whether you like Rave® or our other World Famous apple varieties, check out our favorite apple and butter combinations below.
Macadamia Nut Butter
Macadamia Nut Butter is a great alternative to dairy spreads or other nut butter spreads. It is smooth, rich and tasty. Plus, macadamia nuts can be great for heart health due to their monounsaturated fat. Monounsaturated fats can help reduce bad cholesterol levels and they contain vitamin E, which can help slow the aging process of your body’s cells. Macadamia Nut Butter is available in or store or easy to make at home too! Check out this recipe. Best apples to pair with Macadamia Nut Butter: Gala, Piñata®, or Pink Lady®.
Sunflower Seed Butter
This type of butter is a healthy alternative for anyone who may suffer from allergies from nut butters. Sunflower seeds are packed full of good-for-you nutrients like Vitamin E and have less saturated fat than other nut butters. They are also chock-full of protein, healthy fats and magnesium which can help with bone health and keep blood pressure levels normal! Sunflower Seed Butter tastes like its primary ingredient – sunflower seeds! So, think earthy, toasty-like flavors. Best apples to pair with Sunflower Butter: Rave®, Honeycrisp, Gala, or Pink Lady®
Almond butter is becoming another staple nut butter that many enjoy for spreading, dipping or eating by the spoonful. Almond Butter has a thicker texture and offers a more mild flavor profile than other nut butters available on the market. Almonds are full of nutrients and are very filling – perfect for a power snack. They contain fiber, vitamins and antioxidants, so it’s a great and convenient way to treat your body to a little nourishment. Best apples to pair with Almond Butter: Honeycrisp, Fuji, SweeTango® or Pink Lady®
So chickpea butter is not as common as the others, but it sure does come with a power-packed punch! Chickpeas are SO good for you. They can improve digestion, help with weight management and are high in protein. Chickpea Butter is actually similar in taste to peanut butter. It is salty and it has a nice, smooth, creamy texture that is perfect for dipping apples. Best apples to pair with Chickpea Butter: Honeycrisp, Rave®, Fuji, Piñata®, or Pink Lady®