Last week, I decided to use my Magic Bullet to make some sesame butter.
It was an epic fail. I couldn't even bring myself to take a picture of it.
It was not smooth or creamy, rather clumpy and grainy. Am I doing something wrong? If you have any great tips, I am all ears :)
However, all is not lost. Instead of tossing it, I decided that I could use it in a recipe. I scoured the Internet and came across these babies: Chick Pea Flour Cookies. A perfect vehicle for my botched butter.
I made a few modifications. I didn't have any bananas, so I subbed in applesauce. I lost some of the sugar and replaced the chocolate chips with raisins.
To give them a little something, I decided that a glaze was in order. I used up all the sesame butter, but almond butter did the trick.
The result: not bad.
The taste was actually pretty good, but they were on the dry side. Next time, I may include a little bit of fat in the form of coconut milk to see if it helps.
Give them a try and let me know what you think.
Gluten Free Sesame Butter Bars (Makes 16 Squares)
3 cups ground oats
1 cup chickpea flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp sesame butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup raisins
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/3 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease an 8x8 pan.
Combine oats, chickpea flour, powder, soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix applesauce, brown sugar, sesame butter, vanilla.
Pour wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just combined. Add raisins.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool and drizzle on glaze. Cut into squares and devour.
I hesitated to call this a "Healthy Makeover" as they are still not totally healthy, but they do have less fat and calories than the original, so I am sticking to my guns :)
Have you ever made your own nut butter?