Hannah was recently invited to breakfast with Pip & Nut‘s creator, Pippa Murray at the Nut Butter Bar in Selfridges’ foodhall. Available until the 12th February, this toast bar is the perfect pick-me-up for anyone needing an energy boost. Sourdough or rye is topped with either peanut butter or almond butter, plus a topping. With a variety of toast toppers to choose from, such as grated apple and maple syrup or lime and coriander, it is hard to pick just one! I chose two slices and picked the delicious marinated strawberries and almond butter and the avocado and spiced seeds on sourdough. The sweet and savoury option… yummy. Pippa shares these recipes in her cookbook, The Nut Butter Cookbook. She even shares the recipe for her famous Pip & Nut Peanut Butter and her Almond Butter, should you wish to make the butters yourself! Here, Pippa has shared her favourite recipe with Healthylivinglondon’s readers…
Marinated Strawberries and Almond Butter Sourdough
The savoury edge from the almond butter, sweet honey, salty sourdough and tart lemon makes this a real crowd-pleaser. Plus saying that you marinated your strawberries makes it sound rather fancy, so you’ll get lots of praise from friends if you’re generous enough to make it for them. It’s a win-win situation.
Makes 2 Slices Takes 10 Minutes
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 vanilla bean pod, split in half lengthways and seeds scraped
- About 1 Tbsp honey
- 250/9oz strawberries, hulled
- 2 large slices of sourdough bread, halved, or 4 regular slices (thickly sliced)
- 8 Tbsp almond butter
- 2 tsp pumpkin seeds (optional)
Put the lemon juice, vanilla seeds and honey in a bowl and mix well with a fork to combine. Taste and add more honey if it seems too tart.
Slice the strawberries lengthways into heart-shaped slices and add to the syrup mixture. Mix well until all the strawberries have a good coating.
Toast the sourdough slices until golden, then immediately spread each slice generously with almond butter. Add the strawberry mixture and top with a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds, if you like a little extra crunch.
Thank you to Pippa Murray from Pip & Nut for the recipe.
*Health Advice: If you are concerned about allergies, please consult with your doctor prior to consuming any nut based foods.