Bound to Happen

I was waiting for the day I could put this picture up!


That’s right! I finished off my first ever jar of almond butter. I know….I’m way behind some of you, but I was pretty proud to see this while I was making breakfast.

This is my favorite almond butter so far, and the kind we usually buy since it’s only $3-4.


We have the creamy and crunchy, but the crunchy is definitely my favorite!

Even though I was hot this morning after drying my hair, all I could think about was a big bowl of oats.


  • 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup water, pinch salt
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries (to cool it down a bit)
  • cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp or so almond butter


Definitely a good way to start my day…even if I did turn off my alarm again  :)

What’s your favorite brand/type of nut butter?


  1. Maranatha Crunchy Almond butter is my fav too!!!!! I love the texture and the taste so much. I just recently found their Raw Crunchy AB and it is really really good too. I could always only find the creamy kind, but I am def a crunchy kinda girl!

  2. Maranatha is really yummy, although I sort of wish that there wasn’t any added sugar/oil. I’ve been using TJ’s with no added sugar or oil and that is very good!

  3. Actually- in reference to the above, I just check the site and the organic kind doesn’t have added sugar or oil, I will definitely have to try that type too :)

  4. I love love love Trader Joe’s almond butter and sunflower seed butter!!! And always crunchy :-)

  5. Hi Brandi!!

    You have so much more restraint than I do if this is your first finished jar of almond butter ;) I love the Maranatha, too! I just started buying Justin’s Almond Butter packets because they are the perfect portion and come in many different types such as original, honey, cinnamon and maple. Can’t go wrong, there!

    I just got caught up on your blog and wanted to wish you and Nick a happy belated anniversary! Your wedding pictures were so beautiful and I am very happy for both of you.

    Have a wonderful day!

  6. I love Trader Joe’s Raw Unsalted Almond Butter, but I have to admit it’s the first kind I’ve tried. I’m new to almond butter too! You’re breakfast looks delish :)

  7. I prefer sweeter nut butters, like barney butter :) I also really like the flavored peanut butters, like PB & Co.’s mighty maple and dark chocolate dreams. PB Loco also has a raspberry white chocolate PB that’s AWESOME as a dessert peanut butter. It has little white chocolate chips in it–yum!! Oh, I also like Naturally Nutty PB’s, and I want to try their almond butter. I loved the grittiness as a change. I also really want to try Naturally More, but I can’t find it anywhere!

  8. I have WAY too many favorite nut butters – I really love Barney Butter crunchy (smooth just doesn’t do it for me) and Trader Joe’s creamy PB. Don’t even get me started on my new PB2 obsession!

    I hope you have a great Thursday :)

  9. Homemade roasted pecan is my favorite. I also like Teddie’s brand peanut butter.

  10. I am obsessed with Jif Natural. I just cant get into almond butter as much as a try!!

  11. TJ’s raw crunchy almond butter is SO GOOD! and I just fell in love with Teddie’s Smooth PB (cheapest all natural PB I found at Whole Foods).

    have a good day!

  12. Mmm i just recently tried almond butter for the first time and LOVE it! I hate that it’s more expensive though :(
    my favorite is still peanut butter though, just can’t be beat in my opinion :)

  13. Justin’s Nut Butter or Naturally More for peanut butter, Barney Butter for almond butter.

    You should have used the jar as a “bowl” for your oatmeal. That way you get every delicious bit!

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