Legendary Foods Nut Butter Review

I recently was so honored to have received some nut butter samples from Legendary Foods to try! If you guys haven’t heard of this brand its because you can’t find it in stores but you can order them off their site! A few things I noticed and liked about this brand is that they use minimal ingredients, use raw almonds, and sweetened with stevia! I am not a huge fan of artificial sweeteners so I was really happy to see they use stevia to add some sweetness. Because they don’t have a bunch of additives or preservatives, you must refrigerate it after opening but the consistency doesn’t harden or change!

The first one I tried was Apple Pie.

 

 

​Can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact some smart human out there decided to combine nut butter and apple pie? Like move over Einstein because we have a new genius. Not only did the smell make me weak in the knees, the CREAMINESS when I dug my spoon into the newly opened jar…. speechless. Kind of seems like how apple pie would taste if broken down into a spread, with little pieces of apples mixed in. I definitely gotta say this is my favorite of all the flavors.

Pecan Pie


Is it even legal to sell such amazing tasting nut butter? Because if so, we live in wonderful times. My second favorite of the samples for sure. Just as creamy as the rest with little pecan pieces in a lightly sweetened almond butter. There is just something about pecans that I just love….. ❀

 

 

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip


OHHMEERRGERDD. 10/10

 

 

 

 

 

Peanut Butter Cup

It’s as if someone had granted my very wish of combining my favorite flavors into one. So. Much. Yes. Imagine a Reese’s cup in liquid form. Yes, that good. Best paired with banana, on oatmeal, on yo pancake stack, and straight into the mouth πŸ˜‰

 

 

 

 

Blueberry Cinnamon Bun


This one was a little different than expected… I really thought it would have a sweeter, more cinnamon flavor. This is cashew based and while still super creamy, it just was missing something. I definitely liked it on my oatmeal and it was not bad at all! Just not as delicious as the rest.

 

 

 

Overall, I was very pleased with all the flavors and wish they would keep popping out new flavors because I eat nut butter every day! Ya feel me? I am not affiliated with Legendary Foods but I still highly recommend anyone trying them out if you wanna spice up your life πŸ™‚

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

I know, it’s summertime. And I was craving something pumpkiny- sue me. Haha, but in all honesty, can’t a girl get her pumpkin spice on all year round? Throw in some chocolate chips and peanut butter and you got yourself one damn delicious bread.

Recipe:

  • 1 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup peanut protein
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine all the dry ingredients, except chocolate chips, in a large bowl and mix until combined. Then add in the wet ingredients and mix together with a mixing spoon. Add in chocolate chips. The batter should be very thick but you can add more milk to loosen. img_3793

Spray a loaf pan and pour in the batter. Bake in oven for about 30-35 minutes depending on your oven and how moist you want it. I personally stuck to the lower end of the cooking time because I was afraid it would dry out. However, when you insert a toothpick in the center it should come out clean!

Somehow I managed to have self control and let it cool 1 hour before cutting or removing it from the tray. I recommend sticking it in the fridge in an airtight container to last you up to a week! (Although I highly doubt it will make it that long)

My favorite way to enjoy this bread is sliced thick and covered with peanut butter… but what else is new? πŸ˜‰

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Balls

I just posted the recipe on my Instagram page (@lil.emmy97) this week! I obviously had to make it official and put it on my blog so I never forget it πŸ™‚ 

I enjoy having these right before a early morning workout because I’m usually not really hungry first thing in the morning. These are also great after a workout because it has a nice balance of carbs, protein, and healthy fats! With the ground flaxseed, chia seeds, and almonds- these suckers are full of both omega 3’s and 6’s which are both important for a healthy diet. 

Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 60g rolled oats
  • 1 scoop vega vanilla protein & greens protein powder
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed 
  • 1 T. chia seeds
  • 3 T. blue agave syrup 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 
  • 1-2 T. Enjoy life foods dark chocolate chips 
  • Just a little bit of water to loosen- but not too much or else you will lose the thickness!

Just mix all ingredients together in a bowl and form into 15 balls!

My whole family and I loved them so this recipe will for sure be continuously used πŸ˜‰

What is your favorite little snack?

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

The other day I got busy in the kitchen because for some reason it has been raining nonstop where I live and there’s not much to do in my town… Since I like to snack for days, these made a boring day a little better πŸ™‚ Sometimes I like to play around with recipes and see how they turn out and I think the proportions came out just right. I think I could even add a little more nut butter to the mix and they would have come out like fudge!

nobakeHere’s the recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 1/4 cup peanut butter*
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 2 scoops (about 1/2-2/3 cup) vanilla or chocolate protein powder
  • 1/3 cup honey or blue agave syrup
  • optional: dark chocolate chips in batter, coconut for topping

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together except for topping.

In a 8X8 inch pan, press mixture evenly and top with coconut. Place in the fridge for at least 20 minutes to stiffen the mixture and cut into 9 squares!

This can also be made into energy balls and works the same way πŸ˜‰

*Can sub almond butter for peanut butter if allergic or for preference. I used chunky peanut butter because chunks… πŸ™‚

chocolateThese are best kept in the fridge for up to two weeks! They get hard in the fridge so letting it thaw 10 minutes makes it easier to nom on πŸ˜‰

Chocolate Pumpkin Bowlcake

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I am a HUGE fan of mugcakes! I love them warm, cold, but of course covered with toppings! But sometimes, a mug just isn’t big enough for me. I made this amazing big “bowlcake” that made the perfect night snack. I also like eating these for breakfast if I don’t want to make pancakes or waffles.

Recipe:

  • 1/3 cup oat flour (can sub all-purpose or whole wheat)
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 T greek yogurt
  • 3 T egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Optional: cinnamon, chocolate chips, dried fruit, etc.

Mix the dry ingredients first, then add the wet and stir until no clumps.

Microwave for about a minute or until it looks cooked through. Don’t overcook!! I personally recommend leave the middle a little under cooked so it becomes like a soft, molten cake πŸ˜‰ The best topping you can find is some kind of nut butter. It is the icing on the cake! Hmm, I am feeling like cool whip or ice cream would be amazing too…. The options are endless!

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Just look at that those melted kisses…. ❀

 

Pumpkin Double Chocolate Squares

I am one of those typical white girls that loves anything pumpkin. Pumpkin candles, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin errything! So why not combine pumpkin and chocolate for a yummy snack? πŸ˜‰ I even added oats…. ya know fiber.

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Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup brown or coconut sugar
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 T cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 T flaxseed (whole or ground is fine)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • about 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans
  • white and dark chocolate chips

Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350 F.

With a mixer, combine pumpkin and sugar until pasty. Then add flax, vanilla, spices, salt and beat again until fully combined.

Now sift in the oat flour, oats, almond flour, and nuts and mix until there is no clumps.

When you transfer the mixture to the lined pan, make sure to press down on it so it’s nice and even. Top with white and dark chocolate and lightly press it into the dough.

Bake for about 15-17 minutes. (depends on the oven)

Cool at least for 20 minutes in the pan before cutting. πŸ™‚

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cookies are one of the most wonderful creations. Who can agree? πŸ˜‰ I had a LOT of extra peanut butter and time on my hands to use so my baking addiction found me. I adapted this off several old recipes and pleasantly surprised how well they turned out. You could easily not add the chocolate chips but what fun would that be? When chocolate meets peanut butter, it makes your taste buds go crazy πŸ˜€

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The recipe is simple:

  • 1 1/2 cup peanut butter (I used toffee n cream by the Lion’s Choice)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2-3 tsp vanilla extract
  • dash of cinnamon
  • a little over 1/3 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, add all ingredients except chocolate chips and mix really well until everything is combined. Fold in chocolate chips.

The batter is really thick so use a small spoon to scoop it out into balls on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-11 minutes and allow to cool on cookie sheet at least 5 minutes. Enjoy!

I love this recipe because you can add different flavors of chocolate chips and it will always be delicious!

*You can substitute blue agave syrup if you don’t have honey.

 

Banana MugcakeΒ 

When it comes to baking, you need a really moist ingredient such as pumpkin, yogurt, applesauce for it to come out nice and moist. I hate trying out recipes and it coming out so dry you can’t swallow. Well, I haven’t used banana as much which is why I gave it a shot. This recipe is easy and doesn’t require and protein powder.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 2 T powdered peanut protein
  • 1/2 mashed banana, 1/2 for topping
  • 6 T egg whites
  • 2 T milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 2 packets stevia

First combine the dry ingredients together. Then mix in the wet. Stir together until there aren’t any clumps.

Make sure the bowl is a pretty good size or else it might overflow. Microwave for 1:30-2 minutes.

I topped mine with banana, peanut butter cookie dough, nuts n more toffee crunch peanut butter, and chocolate shavings!

Chickpea Cookie Dough

Cookie dough is one of my favorite things ever. I like it as a flavor for bars, in icecream, and just to eat! That’s why I whipped up this yummy treat for my crazy sweet tooth πŸ˜‰

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup powdered peanut protein**
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Dark chocolate chips

Blend chickpeas and almond milk in a food processor until smooth. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix with a spoon. That’s it!

**If you don’t want a peanut flavor just sub out for vanilla protein powder. I love this as a topper for anything or just to eat when I have a sweet tooth πŸ™‚

Warm Oatcake

This is a bit of a change up from my usual cold oatcake. Sometimes some warm oats sound good and this came out like a cake! Not dry, doesn’t deflate, and no flour(for those gluten intolerant humans)!

Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 T greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder 
  • A little milk to thicken, not too runny
  • Sweetener of choice

Mix together everything in a medium sized bowl. Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds. Plop onto a plate or eat out of the bowl and top with the good stuff. 
This is a half eaten one… Whoops. But it was amazing. I used Pescience snickerdoodle whey and topped it with almond butter!