Cinnamon Honey Almond Fruit Spread

This Cinnamon Honey Almond Fruit Spread is the perfect spread for your apples. An amped-up version of your classic Almond Butter, sure to delight kids and adults of all ages!

 Cinnamon Honey Almond Fruit Spread - The perfect spread for your apples - an amped-up version of your classic Almond Butter www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

As a mom, one of my biggest struggles is getting my son to eat the foods that I would prefer him to eat. Those foods that I prefer would almost all be from the produce section, health food section, or bulk foods section. There wouldn’t be a whole lot of foods that came out of a box or a shiny wrapper. But of course, it’s not all that easy where there are packaged goodies with cartoon characters saying “Buy Me,” competing with me.

When almond butter first started getting big a few years ago, I thought maybe I would give it a try on Mr I-Only-Want-Sugar. The first mistake is that I told him what it was. I told him that I found some Almond Butter and that it tastes a whole lot like Peanut Butter and he should give it a try. I think there was a teeny tiny bit of a lick that happened, and that was enough for him to decide he wanted nothing to do with this new spread. So Almond Butter has forever been tainted.

I’ve tried making it myself and telling him I make almond butter better than the stores do. That didn’t work. The problem was that I was still calling it by the same name.

So last weekend, I decided to make a bit of an amped up Almond Butter with the addition of cinnamon and honey. These are two ingredients that my son loves, so I was sure it would be a hit – but only if I played my cards right! So I put everything together in the blender, and my new spread came together in about 2 minutes. I tasted it, and I just knew this was a winner.

And now it was time to test the munchkin. This is about how it went:

Me: Hey Buddy! Want to try this Cinnamon Honey Fruit Spread with some Apples? It’s really good!

Kiddo: Sure!

seconds after that first bite…

“MmmmmMMmmm!”

He demolished what I served him, and he asked for more.

So the verdict is in. There are ways to get your kiddo to try foods they think they don’t like. Make them a little bit differently so they don’t recognize them and call it something different.

This Almond fruit dip is sure to be a hit among your entire family!

Cinnamon Honey Almond Fruit Spread - The perfect spread for your apples - an amped-up version of your classic Almond Butter www.happyfoodhealthylife.com 

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Cinnamon Honey Almond Fruit Dip
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups raw almonds
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons coconut oil
  • Apples , for dipping
Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a Twister jar. Blend on 7, while turning the twister lid, ensuring all ingredients stay in the center in the jar for optimal blending.
  2. Continue to blend until all ingredients have been combined and are ready for dipping.
  3. Serve with apples, on toast, or in oatmeal.

Comments

    • Holly Waterfall says

      I have let it sit on the counter/in the pantry. there’s nothing in it that should go bad. Also, it doesn’t last long in my household 🙂

  1. says

    I’ve gotta say this is on the top of my list of things to try. I love snacks like this…I always need that mid-day pickup, so this is a perfect guilt-free solution. Usually I dip my apple slices in nutella when no one is looking…not a good habit and I spend the rest of the day hating myself for it.

    Totally pinning! ;D

  2. says

    Holly – this sounds wonderful! I recently have been making my own almond butter and really like it much better than the store bought kind. I can’t wait to try this version. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • Holly Waterfall says

      You’re right – most things taste better made from home rather than buying. There are store-bought almond butters that still seem way too processed for my liking. You really don’t need much more than almonds to make a tasty spread.

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