MaraNatha Nut Butter Giveaway

by Amie on March 16, 2010

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.  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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Candice March 16, 2010 at 11:06 am

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

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Heather (Where's the Beach) March 16, 2010 at 12:29 pm

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 ;-)

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The Healthy Apple March 16, 2010 at 2:03 pm

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

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Heather (Where's the Beach) March 16, 2010 at 11:43 pm

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

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Jen B March 16, 2010 at 12:33 pm

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!

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Heather (Where's the Beach) March 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm

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

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Yasmin March 16, 2010 at 12:47 pm

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.

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Teri [a foodie stays fit] March 16, 2010 at 3:19 pm

mmm…the honey almond sounds delicious!

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

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Haley March 16, 2010 at 3:33 pm

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.

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Heather C March 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm

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)!

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kalli@fitandfortysomething March 16, 2010 at 4:38 pm

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!

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The Healthy Apple March 16, 2010 at 5:09 pm

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

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casey March 16, 2010 at 4:57 pm

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!

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Allyson March 16, 2010 at 5:01 pm

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

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janetha March 16, 2010 at 5:06 pm

fun giveaway, amie! my favorite nut butter recipe is my vegan chocolate peanut butter bars! thanks chica, have a great day :)

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janetha March 16, 2010 at 5:10 pm

tweeted :)

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junghwa March 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm

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

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Emily March 16, 2010 at 5:29 pm

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

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ashley March 16, 2010 at 5:31 pm

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!!

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Ashley March 16, 2010 at 5:54 pm

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

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Cindy March 16, 2010 at 6:13 pm

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!!!

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amy March 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm

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

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kayla March 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm

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

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Kaley March 16, 2010 at 6:30 pm

I love any type of nut butter on my oatmeal!

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appalachianappetite March 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm

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 ;-)

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Keegan March 16, 2010 at 6:41 pm

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 :)

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kristin March 16, 2010 at 6:58 pm

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.

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Christel March 16, 2010 at 7:12 pm

I don’t really have a favorite recipe. I love it in my oatmeal, in my smoothies, with fruits & veggies :)

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Christel March 16, 2010 at 7:13 pm
Christel March 16, 2010 at 7:14 pm
Tasha March 16, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Almond butter chocolate rice krispy treats. Delish!

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Lara (Thinspired) March 16, 2010 at 10:04 pm

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

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Lara (Thinspired) March 16, 2010 at 10:06 pm
Carbzilla March 16, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I love them as pancake toppings….making the pancakes is about as much “recipe” as I can handle on the weekends. :)

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grace March 16, 2010 at 10:27 pm

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!

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homecookedem March 16, 2010 at 11:48 pm

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

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Rebekah W. March 17, 2010 at 1:47 am

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.

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marie March 17, 2010 at 2:12 am

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.

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} March 17, 2010 at 2:37 am

Linked the giveaway in sidebar, Delicious

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} March 17, 2010 at 2:37 am

Tweeted the giveaway

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Freya March 17, 2010 at 3:44 am

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!

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Sam March 17, 2010 at 11:35 am

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

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kk March 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm

i love making a peanut-style asian sauce for noodles

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Tina March 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm

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

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janetha March 17, 2010 at 2:43 pm
Can You Stay for Dinner March 17, 2010 at 2:48 pm

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

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tasteofbeirut March 17, 2010 at 3:06 pm

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

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Tina March 17, 2010 at 3:42 pm
Jessica (electropositive) March 17, 2010 at 6:44 pm

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!

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Tracey March 17, 2010 at 7:04 pm

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

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Tracey March 17, 2010 at 7:04 pm

I tweeted about this giveaway!

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Allison March 17, 2010 at 7:27 pm

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!

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Gelareh March 17, 2010 at 8:20 pm

It must be my lucky day… I love Maranatha nut butters… awesome giveaway :)

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Gelareh March 17, 2010 at 8:21 pm

oops I forgot to tell you my favorite nut butter recipe… Almond butter in oatmeal or in Almond cookies.. :)

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Gelareh March 17, 2010 at 8:23 pm

I twitted @NutritiousFood

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RunToTheFinish March 17, 2010 at 9:03 pm

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!!

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RunToTheFinish March 17, 2010 at 9:04 pm

tweeted @runtothefinish

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RunToTheFinish March 17, 2010 at 9:05 pm
jqlee March 18, 2010 at 12:28 am

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 :)

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jqlee March 18, 2010 at 12:28 am

I linked back!

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kerry March 18, 2010 at 1:24 am

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

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Sharon March 18, 2010 at 1:45 am

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. :)

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Naomi(onefitfoodie) March 18, 2010 at 2:24 am

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!

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Naomi(onefitfoodie) March 18, 2010 at 2:24 am

TWEETED! (onefitfoodie)

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Lisa March 18, 2010 at 5:43 am

I love making nut butter and chocolate muffins!

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sweetandsweat March 18, 2010 at 1:51 pm

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

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sarah March 18, 2010 at 6:25 pm

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

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Carrie March 19, 2010 at 11:04 am

I eat nut butter in the mornings atop greek yogurt. But I could eat it plain pretty much all day, everyday. :)

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Carrie March 19, 2010 at 11:05 am

Oh, and I tweeted about your contest.

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Tina Whitaker September 20, 2011 at 8:44 am

Almond butter protein shake: 1 scoop whey protein, 1 cupe almond milk, 1 banana, 2 egg whites, 1 huge scoop of almond butter!

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Amie September 20, 2011 at 9:47 am

Yummy; love it!

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