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Apple Butter Spread (raw, vegan, nut,gluten-free)

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raw-apple-butter-spread1Apple Butter Spread is a great staple to have in the fridge.  It is wonderful on breads, crackers, in smoothies and even in porridge recipes.  Not to mention just eating it just by the spoonful when the munchies set in.
The ground chia really helps this spread to set up.   I used Pink Lady apples which really lends a scrumptious sweet taste.  So when you make this recipe just keep in mind that the type of apple that you use will effect the flavor.  You also may need to adjust the sweeteners that you use based on the level of sweetness of the apples.   Enjoy, amie sue

Ingredients:

  • 3 apples, cored, peeled, rough chopped
  • 2 Tbsp raw agave nectar
  • 2 Tbsp date paste or 2 Mejool dates
  • 5 tsp chia seed, ground
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground Ceylon cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground clove
  • pinch Himalayan pink salt

Preparation:

  1. In a blender combine the apples, agave, dates, lemon juice, ground chia, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Process until smooth.  The butter will thicken as it sits due to the chia.
  2. Store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 5-7 days.

Substitutions:

One of the greatest joys when creating raw food recipes is experimenting with different ingredients… a practice that I highly encourage.  Daily I get questions regarding substitutions.  Of course we all might have different dietary needs and tastes which could necessitate altering a recipe.    I love to share with you what I create for myself, my husband, friends and family.  I spend a lot of time selecting the right ingredients with a particular goal in mind, looking to build a certain flavor and texture.
So as you experiment with substitutions, remember they are what they sound like, they are substitutes for the preferred item.  Generally they are not going to behave, taste, or have the same texture as the suggested ingredient.   Some may work, and others may not and I can’t promise what the results will be unless I’ve tried them myself.   So have fun, don’t be afraid,  and remember, substituting is how I discovered many of my unique dishes.

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5 thoughts on “Apple Butter Spread (raw, vegan, nut,gluten-free)

  1. emma green says:

    this looks delicious! i’m going to try this and use it on my porridge :-)

  2. Olga says:

    Thank you for sharing your information with me and all the others who are trying to stay healthy.
    This morning I had one of your Fennel Citrus Smoothie.
    I added 2 Tbls. of almond butter but was afraid to add chia and flax seed too. Would it have worked?
    The smoothie was very good, even my daughter liked it.
    Thank you.

    • amie-sue says:

      Hi Olga…. Glad to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed the smoothie. Why were you afraid to add the chia seeds? They always add more nutrients! :) amie sue

  3. Joan says:

    Hi Amie Sue, thank you so much for this recipe. Looks delicious. I appreciate the love you put into your recipes. God bless.

    • amie-sue says:

      Good afternoon Joan,

      I am sorry that it took me a bit to respond to you. I have been on a “walk about” for the past 6 weeks (see blog posting). I am not fully integrating back into things but I wanted to start tackling some of the questions that have been collecting. :) All that to say, I appreciate your patience with me. :)

      Thank you so much. Your kind words really bless me. Have a wonderful day, amie sue

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