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Butters (minus the butter)

April 25, 2011

My life changed last week.

Why, you ask?  Because this product entered my life.


I know the label says “Maple Cream” but for the sake of this post title I’m referring to this product by its alternate name, maple butter.

So what is maple butter?  Gooood question, friends, and after asking at least 3 people I came up with… nothing, nada, no one knew.  This is when Wikipedia comes in handy.  Actually Wikipedia comes in handy at numerous times during my day and yes, I consider it a legitimate source.

Maple Butter

Well, it appears no real butter is actually involved in maple butter.  What is involved, however, is magic.  Pure, sugary, maple magic.

I’d also like to point out that this is legitimate stuff, straight from New Hampshire.


Oh how I love when people pawn their maple products off on me. 

Did I mention I’ve been awaiting some cold weather so I could have some melty maple goodness on hot oatmeal?  I know I’ve been complaining about the cold weather here, but I wouldn’t mind a cool morning just so I could have hot oatmeal without breaking a sweat.  I’d like to pretend that happened this morning but after a morning run and a hot shower hot food wasn’t really what I wanted.  However, the thought of maple butter forced me to eat hot oatmeal anyways.  And I don’t regret it.



Note to self: this stuff is sweet.  Like really really sweet.  I licked some off the spoon and it was almost too much for me.  Almost.


Now on to the other butters; nut butters, obviously.  Although both of these batches were semi-disappointing.  Not so disappointing that I won’t eat them, just enough so that I won’t be sharing any recipes.

Maple Cinnamon Almond Butter



And Dark Chocolate Almond Butter


I liked this one better.  Probably because the dark chocolate masked the odd almond taste, but this is not for the inexperienced dark chocolate eater.  It tastes like “Extreme Dark Chocolate,” not that I mind.  I’ve never met a dark chocolate I didn’t like.


Made using this dark chocolate.


Is that a panther I see??  I love panthers for some reason.

Both of these nut butters had potential and I swear they are super creamy, they just don’t look that way because I had them in the fridge.  I think the almonds I used had an odd taste.  I also realized I usually use raw almonds to make butter and these were roasted.  Hmmm.  Too bad, but you win some, you lose some.


Make me feel better and tell me something good you made recently or if you really want to make me feel better you can tell me something bad you made recently.  Then I’ll know I’m in good company Smile

14 Comments leave one →
  1. April 25, 2011 9:45 PM

    How can I make this product come into MY life??? 😉

    Hmm, something I made good? Marinara of garlic veggie simmered chickpeas topped with fresh parmesan….random but so good!

  2. April 25, 2011 10:25 PM

    Two days ago, I burnt a recipe that I had tripled so that I could eat it all week (and bring it to an Easter pot luck). I even went through the pain of cutting three onions.
    On the plus side, I made it yesterday (just one batch) to bring to my sisters house, and I didn’t burn it. And it tasted good. Phew.

    • April 25, 2011 11:00 PM

      Oh no!! I hate cutting onions, that would be torturous 😦

      • April 26, 2011 1:09 AM

        I had to take 3 or 4 breaks.. my eyes are so sensitive! I made my guy cut the onion for the re-make.

  3. April 26, 2011 5:05 AM

    oh my gosh this stufff loooks ahmazing– I really need some in my life right now 🙂 AHH!!! where did you find this!

  4. April 26, 2011 5:37 AM

    I LOVE maple cream. It is, essentially, what dreams are made of 😛 Yes – it is VERY sweet, but in a way that’s just plain good still! I guess I’m just weird; I can’t stand when things are overly sugary, but could eat maple syrup or cream off the spoon? Go figure.
    Sorry about the almond butter :\ Just blame the almonds!! You know I wasn’t thrilled with my BBQ sauce; ah, well.

    • April 26, 2011 9:33 PM

      I felt better after reading your post that night Jess. Not because I like to see others fail, but because it made me realize even those who seem to always be pumping out awesome recipes can sometimes mess up.

  5. April 26, 2011 5:50 AM

    Maple cream sounds (and looks) amazing!

  6. TheCreamFilling permalink
    April 26, 2011 6:57 AM

    Give me that maple cream right now! Looks so amazing.

  7. Jasmine permalink
    April 26, 2011 7:01 AM

    I tried making granola bars this past weekend- last time I follwed the recipie pretty closely and they turned out good. This time however, I don’t know what went wrong- I think maybe I didn’t use enough honey… After baking the top looked great, all golden and crispy. For these bars you cook them in a cake pan and then cut after, so I took the granola “cake” out, let it cool, went to cut it and… it just completely crumbled 😦 So now I have a lot of granola, and no bars. Which is sad because while I love granola, granola bars are a lot easier to carry to class and eat.

    • April 26, 2011 9:32 PM

      Oh my gosh, talk about disaster!! You can send the granola to me 😛

  8. April 26, 2011 8:25 AM

    I made some pancakes yesterday and …. hahah, they were NOT good. I had to make a second batch, which were much better. 🙂

  9. April 26, 2011 1:04 PM

    Wow this looks freaking amazing. It looks so good in your oatmeal, yumm! O0o I recently made pesto for the first time and it was pretty damn good 😀

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