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

It’s Almond Shaking Season!

Shaking the Almond Trees

It’s the most wonderful time of the year— almond shaking season when we knock the “l” from the almonds. (We say “ah-mond” here in Chico, with “ah” pronounced like “Sam.”) Between mid-August and October, 80% of the world’s almonds are shaken from the trees in California. Some say the season actually begins in Chico. And […]

Posted on September 5th, 2019

Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

ice cream cone

Summertime is ice cream time but what if you can’t (or don’t want to) eat dairy? Maisie Jane’s award-winning Cashew Butter to the rescue! Yes, I did say “award-winning.” Our smooth and creamy, naturally sweet cashew butter was voted “Best” by a Good Housekeeping Magazine taste test this past February! Have you tried cashew butter […]

Posted on September 2nd, 2019

Care Packages and Other Gifts from Maisie Jane’s

One of my friends just sent her oldest child off to college for the first time. I believe she’s been gone no more than a few days but my friend misses her already and is already planning what kind of “I Love You” care package to send her way! She wants that package full of […]

Posted on August 29th, 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

Chile Honey Almond Chicken Kebabs

Almond Chicken Kebabs

Here’s a grown-up version of a dinner treat I loved as a kid: chicken fingers on a stick! How fun is that? It’s the perfect dinner idea for summer if you ask me. But this version is made with a crushed almond and breadcrumb coating and served with a spicy but sweet dipping sauce so […]

Posted on August 13th, 2019