Cranberry Nut Butter

I am not crazy about the cold weather…How about you?

Look who showed up this morning?

Yup…Mr. Jack Frost! Ugh….Image 1Last night we bought our Christmas tree.  Decorating the tree brings back so many memories of years gone by….when picking out the holiday tree took quite a while with 5 different personalities intent on finding the ‘right one’.  This year, it was just Russ, Brennan and I.  It took about 5 minutes to find the tree.  We did good…it looks great and certainly is getting us all in the holiday spirit!

This morning I was feeling a bit stressed.  My printer wouldn’t work {ugh} and my business voice message system needed to be upgraded {double ugh}.  I am not a fan of technology based problems and upgrades…It gets me frustrated.  But….in life we do have choices.relax:stress

So…I decided to take a break from my work and go for a run with my furry friend, Lucy.  Talk about a game changer…I went from grumpy to silly in no time at all.  Lucy has that way about her.  And exercise is such a great way to turn you from upside down…to right side up!lucy and kate

Today, I thought I would whip up some tasty nut butter.  I have a Vitamix {Thanks Russ!} and this thing whips up just about anything.  I am loving the new nut butters on the market with seeds, nuts, fruits, chocolate….so fun.ready to blend

Today, I made a cranberry, almond, walnut and peanut butter blend.  I topped some on my rice cakes…and it made a great post workout snack. If you have a heavy duty mixer that can make nut butters…I say give it a whirl.  There is nothing quite as tasty as freshly made warm nut butter.  Really it’s great!nut butter

Cranberry Nut Butter (FODMAP friendly)

Ingredients

  • Limit to 1-2 tablespoons to keep at FODMAP limit
  • 3 cups roasted peanuts (I used unsalted Planters)
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries (I used Ocean Spray craisins)

Instructions

  1. Blend mixture according to directions for nut butters found with your food processor or Vitamix.
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4 replies on “Cranberry Nut Butter

  • The Candid RD

    This sounds fantastic. I went through a really big walnut butter phase, since it’s low FODMAPs, but never thought to mix it with cranberries and/or almonds. Love this idea!!

  • Danielle

    Wow! Your nut butter looks sooo smooth! May I ask what kind of mixer/blender you have? I’m looking for a new one that can make smooth nut butters like this 🙂 Thanks, Kate!

      • Danielle

        Thanks, Kate! I have a Vitamix but it’s 6 years old and not as strong as it used to be. Will be on the lookout for a new one 🙂 Thanks for your wonderful blog! It’s the best blog with the most current info on FODMAPs I have found!

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