Ever since I discovered Big Spoon Roasters' products, I haven't been able to keep my spoon out of their adorable little jars. Big Spoon Roasters (BSR) is based out of Durham, NC and the company has a really cool story. I am all about finding local products to recommend to my nutrition clients, and BSR is ALWAYS at the top of that list! Why Big Spoon?

  1. Their products do not have the garbage ingredients (aka added sugars, partially hydrogenated oil, hydrogenated oil, or palm oil) you see in most nut butters on the shelves.
  2. BSR nut butters are SO good - unlike that unpleasant cardboard taste you often experience with most "healthy" nut butters.
  3. BSR isn't a "sell out" to bigger manufacturers. This tells me that their passion and mission drives their business. When a product speaks for itself, and the people backing the products are this commendable, well...you've got to support what they are doing!
These Almond-Ginger + Espresso Bites are habit-forming, but that's a good thing. I give them an A+++ for nutritional value, texture and taste! They are the perfect portion to have on hand for anytime you are in a bind - whether it is a pre-workout snack to eat on the go, something to tide you over before dinner, a great snack to pack for the pool, or a little something sweet for after dinner. Not to mention, they have the perfect BALANCE of macronutrients (carbohydrates, healthy fats and protein). So let's not waste anymore time and check out the recipe!    [wpurp-searchable-recipe]Almond-Ginger + Espresso Bites - a little bit of salty, a little bit of sweet - quick oats, unsweetened coconut, shredded, old fashioned oats, ground flax seed, espresso powder, pink Himalayan salt, ground ginger, organic raw honey, organic coconut oil, vanilla extract, BSR Almond Ginger nut butter, , In a large bowl, mix together oats, flax seed, coconut, salt and ginger. Set aside.; Melt honey, coconut oil, and vanilla extract in a saucepan on low-medium heat. Stir until it reaches a smooth consistency. Mix BSR Almond-Ginger nut butter into the saucepan and stir until it completely dissolves into the mixture.; Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir thoroughly to combine. *Tip: use a Kitchen Aid for even consistency and less elbow grease. :); Scoop mixture with a tablespoon, and form into 1” balls with your palms.; Transfer to an airtight container and chill in the fridge for up to 10 days.; ; - Kitchen equipment needed: large mixing bowl, small to medium-sized sauce pan, measuring spoons, measuring cups, silicon spatulas (best for mixing ingredients without sticking), ziplock or freezer bags for storage. Melting the wet ingredients is a key step. Make sure you don't try to stir these without a little heat, or your bites will not be consistent. You can freeze these energy bites for up to 3 months!

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