This is my special “Bet You Thought It Was Caramel” Butter Recipe. It is pure heaven. It really tastes like caramel. If you like your apples dipped in a nut or seed butter, this brings it to a whole new dessert like level. Everyone I serve this too goes crazy over it. If you decide to try anyone of my recipes, try this one. It is perfect and detectable every time. I give this to Mya as an afterschool snack, sometimes in her lunch, and I always put it out for guests along with my appetizers, even though it taste more like dessert. The recipe below makes a bowl you can serve with up to 3 apples. If I am just using one, I cut it back to 1/3 of this recipe.
“Bet You Thought It Was Caramel” Butter
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (almond, sunflower, or any nut or seed butter )
- 1 tbsp. agave nectar (helps it caramelize)
- 1/8 cup almond milk (any non-dairy milk of you choice)
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. almond milk, reserved
Although I am not a big microwave fan, this method makes it perfect. I never tried it any other way.
In a microwave safe bowl, combine the nut butter, agave, 1/8 almond milk and cinnamon. No need to mix, just put the ingredients in a bowl and then place them in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir vigorously. It will begin to change consistency and look caramelized, when that happens, add the additional 2 tbsp. almond milk, and stir again, now it gets creamy and caramelized. If it is too thick because your microwave cooks hotter, add a little more almond milk. Now taste. HEAVEN.
Serve with apples, carrots, celery, or anything else you can dip in caramel. We have even made this and put on ice cream and poured it over our plain morning oatmeal. Give it a try, I promise you will love it. If you do make this, please let me know by writing a comment.
Also on the side bar, there is a non-dairy milk poll. Be sure to vote for your favorite.