Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Naturally Nutty Pepita Sun Seed Butter - Giveaway!!


I know that many people out there would die without their peanut butter fix, but there is something even more awesome out there. A while back I happened upon an incredible nut butter. This isn't your basic peanut, cashew or almond butter, oh no! This one is loaded with lots of omega 3's. I'd like to introduce you to Naturally Nutty Pepita Sun Seed Butter. This tasty treat is a fantastic combination of roasted seeds with a slight hint of cinnamon that I just love. It is outstanding slathered on a piece of bread or toast. It has such great flavor, you don't need anything else with it.

Ingredients: Organic Roasted Pepita Seeds, Organic Flax Seeds, Organic Roasted Sunflower Seeds, Organic Hemp Seeds, Organic Vanilla Powder (Organic Vanilla Bean, Organic Sucrose), Organic Allspice, Organic Cinnamon, Sea Salt. Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free

The owner, Katie Kearney, of Naturally Nutty, is a vegan mom out of the midwest. She really wanted to produce a healthy product for her family. She has come up with a fantastic line of organic nut butters. Most of the products in the line are vegan. Via e-mail she told me that any future products they develop will be vegan. The website is awesome. The products are clearly labeled for dietary requirements like vegan, gluten free, sugar free, etc. Her products are incredible and I just love supporting a family owned business. Click here to check out Naturally Nutty's other products.

Katie has generously donated a 5 pound container of my favorite Pepita Sun Seed Butter. This is a huge container so you can share with your friends!! Just leave a comment about how you would use this nut butter or your favorite nut butter. The winner will be picked at random on Friday, June 17, 2011 (date extended!). So make sure to post by Thursday night. Please make sure that I can get in touch with you if you are the winner! (This one is for US residents only).

Here is what I dreamed up for the Pepita Sun Seed Butter.

Chocolate Covered Nutty Frozen Bananas




6 Servings

3 large bananas
3/4 cup Pepita Sun Seed Butter
12 oz vegan chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 cup salted pepitas (shelled pumpkins seeds) roughly chopped
Six craft sticks

Peel bananas. Cut bananas in half length-wise. Spread 1/4 cup or so nut butter on one half of the banana. Place other half of the banana on top. Cut in half width-wise. Insert craft stick in the flat end of banana half. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat with other two bananas. Freeze bananas for 2 hours to make sure bananas are frozen all the way through.

Place chocolate chips in top of double boiler. Over low heat, gently heat chips until they are almost melted. Pull of heat to let the last few pieces of chocolate melt, stirring occasionally. Let cool for 5 minutes.

While the chocolate cools, place pepitas on a small flat plate. Take prepared bananas out of freezer. Working quickly, dip the bananas in the chocolate to cover. You can also use a flexible rubber spatula to coat bananas. Before chocolate hardens roll chocolate coated bananas in pepitas. Place back on the parchment lined cookie sheet and place back in the freezer for about an hour. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap. Can keep in the freezer for up to two days for best results.

34 comments:

Celia said...

I would LOVE this! I have been using almond butter like crazy since going GF--on rice cakes, on apples, in chocolate sauces (over ice cream)... I think we've gone through several pounds in the past month. What an awesome giveaway! {Clicks over to her website....}

vegan, today! said...

Pumpkin seed butter is fantastic! I'd love to try this in my favorite type of nut/seed butter sandwhich - Nut Butter Crunchies! It's basically a vamped nut butter sandwich, with the additional of kettle chips!

Erin said...

That sounds yummy! I can think of all sorts of things to do with it, but my favorite would be simply slathering it on some homemade oat bread.

Amie said...

This looks amazing! Nut butter cups, vegan rice krispy treats, and those bananas look sooooo good.

Alex said...

I have nut butter with carrots almost every night as an after dinner snack.

nicklovin said...

Those bananas look awesome! I would to try this as a spread for my wraps or sandwiches.

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Jdawg said...
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Jdawg said...

To be honest, a simple spread on some whole grain toast would be fantastic as a morning breakfast. Maybe top it with a few slices of banana and I'd be in heaven. I also love to experiment with pancakes (don't ask me why, :p ), so I bet these would really add an interesting flavor to pancake batter. This would be an excellent catalyst for crepes, too.

S said...

that sounds amazing! with the additional of cinnamon and vanilla, it sounds like a dream nut butter. i would make nut butter waffles for sure (got a recipe for peanut butter waffles, that could totally be sun seed butter waffles), and definitely add it into my fav granola recipe and swirl it into oatmeal. and snack on it with apple slices.

yay! fab giveaway.

(a kettle chip and nutbutter sandwich sounds great right now..)

Animal-Friendly said...

I would love to try this the same way that I eat most nut butter- melted on a piece of toast! It may sound boring, but I wake up every morning craving a thick layer of melty, gooey, nutty goodness :)

foodfeud said...

Hey! I would love to try pumpkin seed butter. I've been incorporating the pepitas into my diet for iron (and because they're so tasty!) I'd probably spoon the butter into oats or make a baked good like a blondie with cranberries

Kitten said...

That sounds so delicious! Of all nut butters out there, I've only tried peanut butter. And I usually have that with sliced apples or on Ezekiel's cinnamon raisin bread (toasted, of course). Yum. I'd love to try this one. :)

amystartstorun.com said...

I love naturally nutty!! I could and do eat that stuff right out of the jar! Or on toast. Or in oatmeal. Or on....

Carissa said...

A new nut better to add to the collection! Sounds delicious!!

Nico said...

I am GF, but slowly working my way to full vegetarian. It is hard, since a lot of vegetarian items aren't GF, but I love my GF toast & PB & banana sandwiches for breakfast...this butter sounds like a lovely addition!

Shannon said...

I love to bake so I would love to see how it holds up as a pb sub. Sounds really yummy!

molly said...

Oh wow! I thought I'd tried every nut/seed butter under the sun but I've been proven deliciously wrong. Sit back in your lawn chair and envision this epic sandwich with me - toasted rye, marmite, pepita butter, mashed banana, sprouts, spinach. Aaaand - since there's 5 lbs - a whopping batch of the banana pb brownies I just saw on the ppk. Thanks for sharing!

Paula said...

That stuff looks so good! I'd love to make cookies with it! I'd make cookies with anything really, but that combo sounds so amazing. Or maybe even just on toast with agave.

Jacob said...

I eat copious amounts of peanut butter every day; spread on my toast, mixed in with oats, sandwiched between bananas, and straight off the spoon (well, my finger actually). I'd love to give this a try! Especially since it has so much good stuff packed into it! It looks like it has the potential to replace peanut butter's spot in my heart.

(If I do happen to win you can get in touch with me at jacob.parsons15@gmail.com)

Elizabeth said...

Yum! I'd really like to try a new brand of seed butter.

moonsword said...

I love seed and nut butters for everything from sandwiches to pancakes but I'd really like to try this in Ginger Jam Sesame Noodles...I think it would be super delicious!

c said...

At first I was going to say nut butter cookies or a cold noodle salad with nut butter sauce. But now I'm seriously thinking these frozen banana treats! Those look so good, and they are made from bananas so they are healthy, right? :)

John Oberg said...

i'd love this nut butter because peanut butter is one of the largest staples in my diet. i'll literally probably eat it with a spoon. then i'll mix it with some almond-based ice cream and make some goodness there. cheers!

Amey said...

awesome! it looks and sounds so delicious. I really haven't been very experimental with my nut butter exposure. I'm still stuck in peanut butter land, with a rare foray into the world of almond butter. So, this stuff sounds quite exotic! I guess I would just try it on toast first... as a little "get to me"... and then maybe I would make some cookies with it? or eat it with a banana? fun!

diana said...

This sounds great! What an awsome deal..and a link for recipes is wonderful!

Fazzie said...

I would love to try some of the pepita butter! I'm a huge fan of sunflower, almond, cashew and peanut butter.... And I have a feeling that this one will be on the list too:)

Farah

Vegan Knitting said...

I love pumpkinseed butter but haven't had it in several years since moving to Portland. They don't stock it at my local health food store, and I miss it so much!

I used to love it on whole wheat toast with Earth Balance, but I'd like to use it in cookies and make a version of peanut butter cookies with it.

KB said...

This sounds amazing! I need a change of nut butters to add to my smoothies, toast or breakfast. I'd love this!

Diana said...

wow. I wanna try so bad!!

Veg-In-Training said...
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Veg-In-Training said...

Post #11 Kitten for the win!!

You are the big winner of the big tub of yummy. I still haven't heard from you. Please contact me with shipping info so I can get you your goodies.

You can e-mail me at vegintraining this is on g mail .com

The Dine-amic Duo said...

Well that'll teach me to let too many days go by without catching up on your blog! Naturally Nutty Pepita Sun Seed Butter sounds yummers. And where pray tell did you happen upon this unique spread?

Veg-In-Training said...

I originally found it at Great Harvest Bread Company. We had it at the hike as well. You need to stop by. I have a new flavor you will love!

Veg-In-Training said...

Hey posters. If anyone knows how to get in touch with Kitten, I have not heard back from her. If I don't hear from Kitten by this Friday, July 1st, the prize will go to the next poster.

C'mon Kitten! I want you to have some awesome nut butter.