Nut Butter Is All The Rage! Get In On It! Healthy Hot List – A Top 10 Amazon Shopping Guide

In case you have been living under a rock, then you would be aware that nut butter is all the rage nowadays. Peanut butter is boring, so move over peanut butter! There are so many new nut butters available today. It is overwhelming to see so many all over Amazon so today I broke down my favorite nut butter into this top 10 list as part of my Healthy Hot List series on my blog.


You want to know the very wonderful thing about these nut butters? They are a fantastic source of protein. These brands in this shopping guide also only use all natural ingredients to create their products. Many are also gluten-free and vegan. These nut butters are quite versatile and there are a ton of inspirational recipes online for how to get the best use out of these.

Wanna shop from this shopping guide?

All you need to do is click the link or image and load up your cart! I would love to hear from you and know what you got for yourself!

Top 10 Nut Butters On Amazon by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL

Betsy’s Best Nut Butter Gift Set – Cinnamon Almond, Toasted Coconut Cashew, Cashew Cardamom, Cinnamon Peanut and Cinnamon Seed Butters (Sampler, 5 Pack)

This Betsy’s Best Nut Butter Gift Set has everything you need to whip up a tasty creation in your kitchen. I love creating energy balls with nut butter.

Five Amazing Flavors –The Coconut Cashew Butter contains wonderful coconut flakes along with savory cashew butter. The Cinnamon Almond, Seed and Peanut butters all contain a chia seeds, cinnamon and honey for a touch of sweetness. Our lovely Cashew Caradmom combines savory cashew butter, cardamom spices and chia seeds making a flavor to fall in love with.

Betsy's Best Nut Butter Gift Set - Cinnamon Almond, Toasted Coconut Cashew, Cashew Cardamom, Cinnamon Peanut and Cinnamon Seed Butters (Sampler, 5 Pack)
Betsy’s Best Nut Butter Gift Set

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Buff Bake Protein Almond Butter – Nut Butter Spread with 11 Grams of Whey Protein, Gluten Free, Non-GMO (Birthday Cake, 13 oz)

Here is one nut butter that you will most definitely want to give a whirl! This birthday cake flavored nut butter by Buff Bake does not disappoint. Enjoy this nut butter mixed into smoothies, spread onto fruit, just use your imagination! Two tablespoons of this Birthday Cake nut butter contains 11 grams of protein to fuel you through your day.

Buff Bake Birthday Cake Nut Butter Spread
Buff Bake Birthday Cake Nut Butter Spread

Buff Bake also has drumroll please….COOKIES!

Buff Bake Variety Pack Of Cookies
Buff Bake Variety Pack Of Cookies

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Legendary Foods Nut Butter Variety Pack (16oz, 5 Pack) – Natural Ingredients, Sea Salt, High Protein Healthy Spreads – No Added Sugar or Artificial Flavors, Gluten Free

Trust me on this! You are going to want to give this Legendary Foods variety pack a gigantic, huge whirl! I have tried all of these flavors of Legendary Foods nut butter and I was amazed by the taste of these. They also inspired me to whip up many creative concoctions in my Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen! There are so many fun flavors to try so if you can’t decide, I highly suggest going with the variety pack.

Flavors included: Apple Pie Flavored Almond & Cashew Butter, Blueberry Cinnamon Bun Almond Butter, Peanut Butter With Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter Cup Peanut Butter, and Pecan Pie Flavored Almond Butter.

These nut butters from Legendary Foods can fit right into your low-sugar, keto lifestyle with only 1 gram of sugar per serving and only 2 net carbs. WOWZA!

Legendary Foods Nut Butter Variety Pack

Legendary Foods Nut Butter Variety Pack

And check out these pizza-flavored nuts by Legendary Foods. I just discovered their existence and I am really drooling over here. OMG~!!

Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters Chocolate Chili Almond Butter, 12 Ounce, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Vegan, Keto and Paleo Friendly, 72 grams of Protein

Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters is a brand that I am completely and totally intrigued by!

Wanna talk about creative flavors? See what they got:

This is the kind of nut butter that I would love to try out in savory dishes! These savory flavors really appeal to me and I give Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters MAD PROPS for the innovative flavors!

These nut butters also sell for quite a decent price considering the size and the flavor selection.

What flavor of Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters would you give a whirl and what would you whip up? Feel free to leave me a comment about this in the comment box!

Eliot's Adult Nut Butters Chocolate Chili Almond Butter

Eliot’s Adult Nut Butters Chocolate Chili Almond Butter

Nuts ‘N More Cookie Dough Peanut Spread, High Protein Nut Butter Snack, Low Carb, Low Sugar, Gluten Free, All Natural, 16 oz Jar

Nuts ‘N More has a huge variety of different flavors of high protein nut butter available. This cookie dough nut butter is hands down my favorite flavor!

Nuts 'N More Cookie Dough Peanut Spread

Nuts ‘N More Cookie Dough Peanut Spread

Epic Spreads Nut Butter (Rainbow Sherbet)

Here is a nut butter for the adventurous flavor seekers out there! This is a Rainbow Sherbet spread created by Epic Spreads. This is another brand that has a wide variety of fun flavors to kickstart your creativity.

Epic Spreads Nut Butter (Rainbow Sherbet)

Epic Spreads Nut Butter (Rainbow Sherbet)

NOOSH Almond Butter Cupcake Packets (20 Count)

Oh man, this sure sounds like an incredible flavor from NOOSH! This nut butter is an almond butter cupcake spread. These are made with only all natural ingredients. They are also vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and NON-GMO.

NOOSH Almond Butter Cupcake Packets

NOOSH Almond Butter Cupcake Packets

Chocolate Hazelnut Butter by Justin’s, Organic Cocoa, No Stir, Gluten-free, Responsibly Sourced, 16oz Jar

Justin’s is a brand that I know and trust. I have been using their cashew butters to create energy balls. I am super curious about this chocolate flavored hazelnut butter!

Each 2 tablespoon serving:

4g Protein, 3g Fiber, 0g Trans Fat, 7g Sugar

Chocolate Hazelnut Butter by Justin's

Chocolate Hazelnut Butter by Justin’s

Here is another product from Justin’s that I am confident you will love! These dark chocolate peanut butter cups are at least 100x better than the leading brand, Reeses. These chocolate confections are created with only the best, high-quality natural ingredients. My mind was blown the first time I tried Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.

Julie’s Real Cashew Butter, Coconut Vanilla Bean, Gluten Free, Paleo, Peanut Free, 9oz Jar

Julie’s Real Cashew Butter is the brand you are looking for if you are following a gluten-free or paleo diet! There are four flavors available of Julie’s Real Cashew Butter. This nut butter is made with only all-natural ingredients and guess what? This one only contains two ingredients: cashews and coconut!

Want to check out the other three flavors of this nut butter?

Julie’s Real Cashew Butter, Coconut Vanilla Bean
Julie’s Real Cashew Butter, Coconut Vanilla Bean

Crazy Go Nuts Walnut Butter & Healthy Snacks: Gluten Free, Vegan, Low Carb, Non-GMO + Keto Snacks, 9oz – Plain

And let’s wrap things up here with some walnut butter from Crazy Go Nuts. This is perfect for you if you are following a gluten-free, vegan, or keto diet and Crazy Go Nuts claims that you will not find anything boring about this nut butter.

You might also like Crazy Go Nuts’ other flavors:

Which of these fun flavors appeals the most to you?

Crazy Go Nuts Walnut Butter - Plain
Crazy Go Nuts Walnut Butter – Plain

Question Time! Now that you have seen my Top 10 favorite nut butters, which one will you be giving a whirl to first and tell me how you will be using it!


Family Of 3 Weekend Foodie Adventure – Part One

My husband has a new work schedule which clears his Fridays and Saturdays for family togetherness time. The last two days were full of fun and there were so many cooking/baking frenzies happening over her in the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen! My family gets so much pleasure a food-filled weekend. This will be an ongoing series of our weekend adventures. More to come soon! Our two days together kicked off on Friday morning with some Unicorn French Toast. I have a major weakness for paleo-friendly French toast. I am always brainstorming some new ways to prepare it. It actually might just be “paleo-ish” and “healthy-ish” because I just had to add a sprinkling of candy sprinkles on there… another major weakness of mine. This was a total blast to make for breakfast and even more fun to sit down, eat, and enjoy it! I think this was next-level French toast because for this batch I made a vanilla custard batter to dip & soak the bread slices in.

Chloe and I at the Dotty Wotty House
Chillin on the steps

Unicorn French Toast for breakfast! YUMMY

Unicorn French Toast
Unicorn French Toast

Miles Cake & Candy Supply

Later on that day (Friday) I had my husband chauffeur me to the baking supply shop in Clinton Township~ Miles Cake & Candy Supply. I used to visit this store often when I made resin jewelry. I would shop there for sprinkles to preserve in the resin. Now that phase of life is done and over with and I am buying these things for actual baking! I went there with the intention of purchasing a donut pan and I did score a nice pan from Wilton. It is a six cavity mold so you end up with a half-dozen of baked donuts.

Miles Cake And Candy Supply
rainbow sprinkles galore!

Milestone Grill Restaurant

Friday evening we were looking for a new place to dine at. We found a coupon for a restaurant in Eastpointe, MI I and it was the Milestone Grill.  Our meals there were quite disappointing if I am going to be blunt about it. I ordered some baked whitefish with a cup of lobster bisque. When I see lobster bisque as an option I do get quite giddy and excited about it. Oh man… my soup came out and I then discovered (and I am certain of this) that it was FAUX LOBSTER! You know, like the fake crab stick meat. Yeah. Ugh. I recently ordered lobster biqsue at Nino Salvaggio’s and that soup was chockful of big lobster meat pieces. That bowl of soup there was just divine. The soup at Milestone Grill was a major letdown.

My baked whitefish was just ok to me. Pretty bland if you ask me and also my steamed vegetables looked quite dull. Joe had some chicken fajitas. When you order fajitas you expect Spanish rice. They served the fajitas with a RICE PILAF with peas and carrots in it. What???

Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout

I do have one nice remark about that place… my beer was great! I ordered a Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout. Boy, was it ever good! I have tried their other beers in the past and they never disappoint. Any kind of stout with a dessert-like flavor is right up my alley of the tasty department… wink wink!

Rochester Mills Beer Co. Milkshake Stout

Homemade chocolate donuts with the Wilton Donut Pan

Saturday started off with me whipping out my new Wilton donut pan. I could not wait to use it. I found a recipe at Elana’s Pantry and used that for inspo. So shoutout to Elana’s Pantry for the amazing recipe.

The recipe called for four eggs. I only had two eggs to work with so I ended up making my own “egg”. Did you know that you can use chia seeds in place of eggs in a recipe? You need 1 tablespoon of chia seeds for each egg. You add three tablespoons of water to that and let it soak for a bit.

If you ever had a devil’s food Entenmann’s donut these sure did resemble that as far as the taste goes. The great thing about these donuts for me is that they are gluten-free. I used coconut flour to make them. I am pretty fond of coconut flour being used in recipes. I think it injects a great flavor into the final product. I used a generous scoop of LivFit Cacao Powder in the donuts. Cacao powder is an incredible superfood with some wonderful health benefits so I am excited to use it in my recipes.

Paleo (minus the sprinkles) Chocolate Donuts
Paleo (minus the sprinkles) Chocolate Donuts

Taking my Thunderbird Bars to Eastern Market in Detroit

The remainder of our Saturday was all planned out to head down to the city (Detroit) to go check out Eastern Market. I packed up my camera bag and brought along some of my Thunderbird Bars for the journey. I also had some of the ThunderKids Bars so I brought that along for my daughter, Chloe. It was our first time trying them and they were simply delicious. They offer a great line of bars with healthy and nutritious ingredients… real food! Their flavor combinations are quite unique. They are also filling. They are perfect for fueling your next adventure. I look forward to trying out the rest of my sampler pack.

Thunderbird Bar – Pineapple Mango Papaya
Thunderbird Bar for kids – Chocolate chip cookie

MooTown Creamery

We always love to visit MooTown Creamery during a visit to Eastern Market. I ordered a Maple Bourbon scoop, which I believe was paleo! How often do you find options like that at an ice-cream shop? I was so excited to see that and I was very pleased with the taste! Two thumbs up!

Eastern Market veggie haul!

After our ice-cream pitstop, we went to the sheds to look for some gorgeous fruits and veggies. Eastern Market is the place to be if you want great deals on great foods! You can check out my awesome haul in the photo below. I am most excited about those purple carrots. I was hoping to find them there and I scored a batch. I am going to serve them as a side dish with an herbed ghee sirloin steak.

Eastern Market produce haul
Could not pass up this mushroom blend… YUM
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Joe and Chloe

One of my favorite places to go! Heidelberg Project in Detroit

We always make it a priority to stop at the Heidelberg Project during our Detroit day-trips. Tyree Guyton is constantly adding to this outdoor art installation. It truly is something that everyone should witness at least once in their lifetime.


Homemade from-scratch PIZZA!

It was a long day that made me feel a bit tired when I arrived home but I was bound and determined to make my family a couple made-from-scratch gluten-free pizzas. I had a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Pizza Crust Mix and it was simple and easy to use.

I also love to make my own sauce. I use Muir Glen tomato sauce and Muir Glen Tomato Paste to make a nice, zesty sauce. I used my pizza seasoning packet that I picked up at Eastern Market. Spice Miser made the seasoning and it was a great blend! I would have never thought to add anise and rosemary to my pizza sauce but it gave it a great flavor and it was the best pizza sauce I have made to date.


My family of 3 ate both 12 inch pizzas with one last slice leftover. We were too stuffed to eat that lone piece. Making a from-scratch pizza is a long process that requires dedication and time. It sure is rewarding though to sit down and enjoy your kitchen creation. To me, a homemade pizza is edible art!

My daughter, Chloe, also helped me make this pizza. It was her first time helping out with a pizza. I am spending more and more time with her in the kitchen. I see her passion for cooking and baking and it warms my heart and soul. She is my little foodie sidekick. For an 8-year-old child she has experienced a vast array of foods. She eats with an open mind and I am so proud of her! She currently wants to become a pastry chef. We owe that all to the Netflix show, Sugar Rush. We love watching that show together. She also loves Nailed It but we watched every episode of that already. She loves the show so much that she told me it is her birthday wish for me to make it onto the show. That would totally be a dream come true!

Homemade gluten-free pizza
Homemade gluten-free pizza

Carrot Cake Donuts

It is currently Sunday morning and I started the day off with a bang in the kitchen. I made some carrot cake donuts but my glaze was too thin. I can assure you that they were tasty because I ate two of them. I used one of my purple carrots to top the donuts and it really does look like chopped bacon! This recipe was inspired by Paleo Hacks. They are a great resource for paleo recipes.

Paleo Carrot Cake Donut with Purple Carrots

Maranatha Almond Butter Fruit-Loaded Toast

Last but not least, Chloe had a piece of toast with some chocolate Maranatha almond butter on it. I also added some strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries to it.  She is a big fan of toast like this. I know avocado toast is all the rage these days but for her it is berries, berries, and more berries!


I always love to crank out a great Sunday dinner but I have not made up my mind yet. It is either going to be an orange duck or sirloin steaks.


Wow! What a long post! If you made it this far, thank you so much for reading. I truly appreciate and love all of my readers. I am hoping to make this blog into something so fantastic someday. It is baby steps all of the way there. Thanks to all who are holding my hand to get to that destination with this blog. XOXO



Almond Butter and Triple Berry (Raspberry, Blueberry, Blackberry) Chia Jam Overnight Oats: (RECIPE)

This is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. I love the taste of peanut butter and jelly. It is a taste that takes me back to my childhood. PB&J is such a nostalgic flavor. This recipe will create 2 servings (or one very large serving) of overnight oats topped with naturally sweetened chia jam and almond butter. You will not have to use all of the jam and almond butter in your overnight oats. You can store those items and save them for future use.


This recipe requires a few different components. You will be creating your own sugar-free jam. This is simple and easy to make. It gets the sweetness right from the fruit and the raw honey.

Triple Berry Chia Jam

You will also be creating an almond butter. Let’s face it… nut butters can carry a hefty price tag. It is quite simple to make your own if you have the patience to get it properly blended up. The easiness of this step will rely heavily on the quality of your food processor. For me, it took a few minutes to get mine smooth and I also had to take a moment from processing to scrape the sides of the bowl and mix it up.

Your homemade almond butter can keep in the fridge for several weeks in an airtight container. You can also freeze it for up to four months. Once the almond butter is refrigerated you may need to warm it up a bit to get it to soften.

Almond Butter

The overnight oats step in the recipe is the most simple. You will want to do this recipe the night before you plan on enjoying it. The oats need time to absorb the milk & maple syrup. They also need to soften up.

Ingredients for the oats:

  • 1 cup of gluten-free oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill Quick Cooking Oats)
  • 1 cup of dairy-free milk (I used Pacific Organics Unsweetened Vanilla Hemp Milk)
  • 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup

Ingredients for the jam:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh berries (I used raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries)
  • 2 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • splash of fresh lemon juice

Ingredients for the almond butter:


  1. Let’s start off with the oats. This step is simple in easy. I use 1 cup of oats and place them in a Mason jar. Pour in the milk and the maple syrup. Give it a good stir. Allow this to chill in the fridge for a few hours so it can soften.
  2. Next step is to wash your fruit and place in a small saucepan with 1 tablespoon of raw honey and a splash of lemon juice. Use a medium heat setting.
  3. Warm the fruit up for a few minutes until it starts to break down easily and you can mash it up with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add in 2 tablespoons of chia seeds and stir until well incorporated.
  5. Continue cooking until this reduces down into a jam-like consistency.
  6. Allow the jam to cool in the fridge for an hour
  7. Now onto the almond butter! To make the nut butter you roast 1 1/2 cups of raw almonds in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  8. Allow the nuts to cool after they come out of the oven and then place them in a food processor with 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of raw honey, and 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.
  9. Use the high setting on your food processor and be patient during this step. It may take awhile to get the nuts creamy and smooth. If you need to add more coconut oil to the mixture do so with just a tiny bit.
  10. Your nut butter will start to ball up when it is ready. Give it a good stir to make sure it is well incorporated.
  11. After the oats have chilled and soften, top it with your homemade jam and almond butter. Enjoy!

If you are in a hurry and do not have time to make your own almond butter at home I would highly suggest opting for something that is low in sugars. Justin’s Classic Almond Butter has only 1 gram of sugar per serving. Maranatha is also a great go-to brand. Their almond butter has 3 grams of sugar per serving.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe! Let me know what you think in the comments below if you decide to give it a try.


Have you ever made overnight oats? Let me know in the comments!


Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. I do receive a small commission if items are purchased through these links. All opinions stated here are my own.

Marley Spoon

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