Sweet and Salty Almond Breakfast Bars (Recipe)

Sweet and Salty Almond Breakfast Bars

Here’s a healthy treat that’s easy to take with you if you’re running late to work some morning. Pastry Chef Jenny McCoy, of Craft in New York City, created these Sweet and Salty Almond Breakfast Bars for the Almond Board of California. They’re filled with tasty and good for you almonds, seeds and almond butter […]

Posted on September 12th, 2019

Just One Ingredient Nut Butter

Dry Roasted Almonds

Our most popular nut butters have just one ingredient—nuts! 100% dry-roasted almonds or cashews and nothing else. No additives, no sugar, no salt, no extra oil. Nothing added that could mask the natural fresh flavor of our sustainably grown family farm nuts! Most commercially nut butters are processed using various types of vegetable oils (canola, […]

Posted on September 10th, 2019

Three Reasons to Choose Organic Almond Butter

Woman with spoon in mouth

I love organic almond butter because I care about the environment and I care about my family’s health. At Maisie Jane’s we have a strong philosophy regarding sustainable agriculture.  That means we farm without depleting the earth’s resources or polluting the environment. But we also deeply care about family—we’re family farmers, after all— and our […]

Posted on August 27th, 2019

How to Save Dinner with Almond Butter

Vegetables and noodles with almond sauce

A few nights ago I wanted something healthy but was feeling too lazy (and hungry!) to go grocery shopping. I found some chicken in the freezer and a few not-very-inspiring vegetables in the crisper. It would be healthy, I guess, but BORING! Not enough variety in the veggies and not enough flavor to suit my […]

Posted on August 22nd, 2019

Should You Buy Crunchy or Smooth Almond Butter?

Maisie Jane's Nut Butters

What do you like best? Crunchy almond butter or smooth? I’ll admit that I have gone through phases with this. As a child you couldn’t get me to eat anything but smooth nut butter but my dad preferred the crunchy stuff. Maybe that’s why when I became an adult I was convinced that adults eat […]

Posted on August 20th, 2019

Happy National Honey Bee Day!

Bee on Almond flowers

National Honey Bee Day is Saturday, August 17. The USDA designated the third Saturday in August an official “awareness” day about 10 years ago to recognize the importance of our bees and the beekeepers who tend them. What’s the buzz all about? Well, did you know that, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, these […]

Posted on August 15th, 2019

Chocolate Almond Popcorn Squares

Chocolate Almond Popcorn Squares

When I was a kid I LOVED Rice Crispies Squares! “Can we make some, mom? Can we make some?” I’m sure I drove her crazy. Today as an adult, of course, this is not the slightest bit interesting. However, what about the same idea (sort of) made with popcorn, almond butter, chopped dried apricots, and […]

Posted on July 31st, 2019

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Banana Bread

I have 2-3 over-ripe bananas in my kitchen right now. Don’t we all? I swear that yesterday those bananas were just fine, but at this time of year they get ripe too fast for me to keep up with them. Now I know that on Hawaii people say bananas aren’t worth eating until they look […]

Posted on July 23rd, 2019

Almond Butter Crunch Cookies

Almond Butter Crunch Cookies

What’s your favorite kind of cookie? When I was a kid it was peanut butter cookies. I even remember learning to make them myself in kindergarten—I was so excited! My favorite part was squishing the cookie dough down with a fork to make a cross-hatch pattern. (That made it art!) I begged to make peanut […]

Posted on June 30th, 2019

Nuts Are a Healthy Part of the Mediterranean Diet

sun dried tomato pasta

The Mediterranean Diet appears to be making a comeback. After years of trying to make the Paleo, Atkins, Keto and so many other diet fads work, people are rediscovering that maybe a less restrictive and truly easy to maintain plan might work best. What’s great about the Mediterranean Diet is that nothing is forbidden and […]

Posted on June 20th, 2019