Are you a Nuts.com fan yet? If not, I’m sure you will be by the time you’re done reading this. First, note that I’m not receiving any payment or affiliate kickbacks for this post. I am a die-hard fan of Nuts.com for many reasons and want to spread the word. I contacted them to let them know how much I love the company, and they asked if I’d like to do a review of two of their products. I did receive those two products free. Before I tell you about them, let me explain why I’m a nut for Nuts. com.
I was first turned on to this company by friend and blogger Valerie of City|Life|Eats. She showed up to a blogging retreat with bags of happiness. How can you not smile when you reach into a bag that looks like this?
Since then, Nuts.com has been my go-to place to order raw vegan recipe ingredients and snacks. Why do I love this company?
- While everything that I order is naturally gluten free, I have an extra measure of confidence because they are certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization and use dedicated lines for their gluten-free products to avoid cross contamination.
- The people who work at Nuts.com are ridiculously nutty. And by nutty I mean corny and silly. I love the emails that I get letting me know that my order is on its way, or that it has been delivered, as well as the cute nut characters on the delivery boxes.
- And if you’re worried about delivery, fear not. Every time I place an order, my package arrives before it was promised. Sometimes it’s even the very next day.
- Their products are high quality and reasonably priced.
- Every order comes with a free sample of something that I’ve never ordered before. They know how to get me, because I usually end up adding that item to my next order!
I’ve tried many of their products:
- Nuts: cashews, almonds, pistachios, walnuts
- Seeds: sunflower, hemp, chia, black sesame, flaxseed, flax meal
- Powders: spirulina, raw cacao, cacao nibs, maca
- Grains: quinoa, buckwheat (Note, the buckwheat is great for cooking, but not suitable for soaking and sprouting.)
- Beans: chickpeas
- Dried Fruit: Goji berries, dates
But until recently I hadn’t tried any of their flours. I don’t do much baking anymore, so when I received a bag of almond flour and coconut flour to review, I almost didn’t know what to do with them!
So I decided to do what I do best. Stay away from the oven and make raw treats!
For Thanksgiving, I made these Raw Caramel Nut Frosted Fudge that I shared at The Balanced Platter. The almond flour and coconut flour give these raw treats the structure they need as well as a delicious nutty taste.
For Christmas, I made these Christmas No Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies for Sandra’s cookie event.
This is a great recipe with so much versatility. Make a thumbprint cookie or a bite rolled in your favorite chopped nuts.
The coconut and almond flour give a delicious taste, structure, and smoothness to these healthy treats.
And for Valentine’s Day, I made these Chocolate Almond Butter Bites. The Husband loves Buckeyes, so I created a similar treat for him using all raw vegan ingredients.
Chocolate Almond Butter Buckeyes
Almond Butter Ball Ingredients:
- 1 c. almond butter (I use homemade.)
- 3 T. coconut flour
- 3 T. Grade B Organic Maple Syrup
- 1 T. Lucuma Powder
Chocolate Coating Ingredients:
1. Place all Almond Butter Ball Ingredients in the food processor and process until a dry batter forms.
2. Roll batter into 20 balls and place them in the freezer on parchment paper while you prepare the chocolate coating.
3. Melt coconut oil by placing it in a measuring cup in a bowl of hot tap water.
4. Pour cacao and syrup into a small bowl.
5. When the coconut oil melts, pour into the small bowl and stir to make the chocolate coating.
6. Roll Almond Butter Balls in the chocolate coating until well coated. Feel free to dig in and use your hands.
7. Place coated balls in the refrigerator on parchment paper to set.
Yields 20 buckeyes
If you haven’t tried Nuts.com I encourage you to browse their site and look for your favorite products. You’ll be glad you did!
- Where do you find your nut flours?
- Have you ever tried Nuts.com?