If you follow me on Instagram or Periscope, you will know I have an obsession and huge addiction to nut butters. In addition to the ones I can find locally, I’ve become quite the “specialty” nut butter connoisseur. My collection is quite impressive if I do say so myself and I have shared it live many times during my broadcasts. If I had to guess, I would say I had anywhere from 20-25 nut butters in my pantry at any given time. I go in phases with certain ones, eat a couple of them regularly/daily, and every so often I find a brand that I come back to over and over again! You Fresh Naturals happens to be one of those brands AND my most recent shipment of this Caramel Spice came at the perfect time for some Fall baking!
And as always, when I’m baking anything, before reaching for regular whole eggs, I’m grabbing my MuscleEgg egg whites! In most recipes, I could use the whole egg but to balance out the fat content (especially in recipes where I am adding nut butters) and give a better overall nutritional profile, using just the egg whites works out great. Another HUGE bonus is the extra flavor and sweetness MuscleEgg brings to EVERYTHING!!!
So what flavor would go best with the Caramel Spice coconut cashew butter??? Chocolate Caramel of course! Actually, I wasn’t quite sure chocolate would pair with the ‘spice’, but turns out they compliment each other rather well! The cinnamon and other spices tame the overall flavor and keeps it from being overly sweet. The combination provides a subtle savoriness!
When I brought all of that together with a couple of other ingredients and flavors, this was the end result!
I had originally intended these to have an actual muffin type texture, but they ended up being more of a fudge brownie texture… even better if you ask me! They are rich, decadent, the perfect amount of sweetness, and are jam packed with flavor!