Grain-Free Creamy Almond Butter and Honey Apple Dip, Almonds Every Which Way

Concerned about damage to soil that cattle grazing can bring switch from cows to almonds.

In Almonds Every Which Way, More than 150 Healthy-Delicious Almond Milk, Almond Flour and Almond Butter Recipes ( Da Capo Lifelong Books, March 2014), Cheeky Kitchen Brooke McLay shows us ways to cut down on wheat and dairy products.

Here's a first dip into the book, a gluten free one

Creamy Almond Butter and Honey Apple Dip

(Gluten-free, grain-free, vegetarian)

Quick and easy to toss together for snacking, almond butter and honey mixed with yogurt make a great dip for apples, strawberries, or slices of bananas and kiwi. Little cubes of banana bread also pair well with this yummy dip.

3 tablespoons creamy almond butter
4 ounces cream cheese
¼ cup Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
¼ teaspoon apple pie spice
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into ½-inch slices.

Apple Dip

1. Whip the almond butter, cream cheese, yogurt, and honey together in a medium bowl and chill for 1 hour to let the flavors meld.
2. Sprinkle with the apple pie spice before serving. Serve with the apple slices for dipping.

Makes 8 servings

Per serving
(1/8 recipe)
Calories: 121
Calories from Fat: 72
Total Fat: 8.0g, 12%
Saturated Fat: 3.3g, 17%
Total Carb: 12.2g, 4%
Dietary Fiber: 1.9g, 7%
Sugars: 9.4g
Protein: 2.4g
Cholesterol: 16mg, 5%
Sodium: 63mg, 3%

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(* Recipe from Almonds Every Which Way by Brooke McLay. Reprinted with permission from Da Capo Lifelong, © 2014, Photo credit: Brooke McLay, Franklin Bennett, and Melanie North)

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