Inspiralized Breakfast Cinnamon Bun with Justin’s Almond Butter, Banana & Honey + A Giveaway!

Inspiralized Breakfast Bun with Justin's Almond Butter, Banana & Honey

My dad and I love nut butters. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve sat on the couch after dinner, watched a movie and made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. We both like them the same way: globs and globs of peanut butter and a little smear of jelly. 

My passion for nut butters strengthened when I became vegan in 2008, since peanut and almond butters are a heart-healthy protein source. Actually, after the summer I became vegan, I drove down to college for my senior year and had packed an almond butter and banana sandwich for the car ride (it can take up to 9 hours to get to Wake Forest from NJ!) The little sammy kept me fueled for the trip! 

Inspiralized Breakfast Bun with Justin's Almond Butter, Banana & Honey

Of course, nut butters are high in calories, but they’re rich in protein and healthy fats. I don’t recommend you spoon it right from the tub, but a hearty dollop of almond butter on a piece of toast is a smart snack! Honestly, I attribute my success in marathon training last year to my post-run banana and almond butter. Never went a run without it.

Inspiralized Breakfast Bun with Justin's Almond Butter, Banana & Honey

But enough about me and my obsession with nut butters. Let’s get to Justin’s and this recipe. Justin’s happens to be my favorite brand of almond butter – it’s got that grainy texture that makes you feel like you really are eating ground almonds. Justin’s Classic Almond Butter contains dry roasted almonds and organic palm fruit oil. It doesn’t get more basic and fresh than that!

Inspiralized Breakfast Bun with Justin's Almond Butter, Banana & Honey

Justin’s has so many fun flavors like Chocolate Almond, Chocolate Hazelnut and Honey Peanut! Unfortunately, Lu loves almond butter just as much as I do. We’re often pointing blame at who finished the Justin’s. 

Back to the recipe. I haven’t posted many recipes for the Inspiralized Bun thus far, so I’m excited to present to you this breakfast recipe that can double as a post-workout snack recipe. The sweet potato noodle bun is seasoned with cinnamon, which brings out the nuttiness in the almond butter. The bananas are a wonderful source of potassium and the honey makes your mouth water!

After you’ve cooked your Inspiralized bun, place it on a plate.

Inspiralized Breakfast Bun with Justin's Almond Butter, Banana & Honey

Spoon out about 1-2 tablespoons of almond butter and spread it on top of the bun.

Inspiralized Breakfast Bun with Justin's Almond Butter, Banana & Honey

Inspiralized Breakfast Bun with Justin's Almond Butter, Banana & Honey

Inspiralized Breakfast Bun with Justin's Almond Butter, Banana & Honey

Inspiralized Breakfast Bun with Justin's Almond Butter, Banana & Honey

Place your banana slices carefully on top of the almond butter.

Inspiralized Breakfast Bun with Justin's Almond Butter, Banana & Honey

Inspiralized Breakfast Bun with Justin's Almond Butter, Banana & Honey

Drizzle honey lightly over the bun.

Inspiralized Breakfast Bun with Justin's Almond Butter, Banana & Honey

Inspiralized Breakfast Bun with Justin's Almond Butter, Banana & Honey

 I cut mine open, because it made the meal last longer. Trust me, this banana, almond butter & honey Inspiralized bun is one to be savored

Inspiralized Breakfast Bun with Justin's Almond Butter, Banana & Honey  

The almond butter melts over the warm Inspiralized bun and creates a sweet and smooth bite. Absolutely fabulous. Gosh, I really do love nut butters. 

My dad would be so proud. 

Inspiralized Breakfast Bun with Justin's Almond Butter, Banana & Honey

Justin’s was kind enough to send a few extra vouchers, which I’m giving away to y’all! The winner will get 3 vouchers for squeeze packs and 1 voucher for a jar. They are valid for all flavors and accepted by all retailers – just present the voucher at the register and the store will accept it! If you win, you’re gonna wanna make this, trust me! Goodluck.

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DISCLAIMER: Justin’s sent me free vouchers for their products that I’ve used in this blog post, but all of my opinions are my own.

Inspiralized Breakfast Cinnamon Bun with Justin’s Almond Butter, Banana & Honey + A Giveaway!

Yields 2

5 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato (about 340 g), peeled, Blade C
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp Justin's almond butter
  • 1 banana, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • honey to drizzle

Instructions

  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Place in the sweet potato noodles and season with salt, pepper and cinnamon. Cook for about 7 minutes or until noodles have softened completely. The noodles will turn bright orange as they cook.
  2. Place the noodles in a bowl and crack over the egg. Stir to combine thoroughly and coat all of the noodles.
  3. Take out two 6oz ramekins. Place in enough noodles to pack the ramekin half-way full.
  4. Place a piece of wax paper over the ramekins and push in to cover the noodles. Place a can of something (tomatoes, beans, etc) and press firmly down onto the noodles. Place the two ramekins in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Once the noodles are done cooling, remove the cans and paper from the two ramekins. Place a large skillet over medium-low heat and add in the olive oil. Very carefully, over the skillet, turn one ramekin over and tap the bottom with one hand until the noodles come out. Repeat for the other ramekin.
  6. Cook (without moving) the noodle buns for about 3-4 minutes and then flip over and cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until all noodles are compact. There will be a slight char on both sides.
  7. Place each bun on a separate plate and spread each with 2 tbsp of the almond butter. Top with 3-4 banana slices and drizzle with honey. Enjoy!
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Comments

  1. Those look amazing! And I love hearing about your days at Wake Forest because I’m from Winston-Salem! :)

  2. Vanilla butter is one I haven’t tried yet so that would be the one I would try. I love all the other flavors. I agree Justin’s is the best. Thanks for another great recipe cant wait to try it.

  3. A scoop from the jar is my post exercise snack too….it’s addicting!

  4. Chocolate almond butter is what flavor I would choose

  5. I would probably try one of the flavored butters like vanilla, but more than likely just go with plain. You can never go wrong with a classic :)

  6. I love the chocolate hazelnut. Amazing!

  7. All… They delish… Chocolate hazelnut is prob a smidgen better.. hahah

  8. Those are amazing. I cannot wait for your book. You are so inspiring (and inspiralizing, lol!).

  9. Is there a way to make the bun without the egg?

  10. You amaze me more with each new recipe. I am slowly working towards making all of your recipes on your site. Thank you for your passion! I can’t wait to try this one out. Nut butters are one of my favorites well so are sweet potatoes and banana’s also! :) A win all around with this one

  11. It’s a hard call between chocolate or Vanilla almond butter. I’m going to have to try both!

  12. I couldn’t imagine how the spiral slicer would make a cinnamon bun but you never cease to amaze me. It looks tantalizing to say the least. I would choose Justin’s Classic Almond Butter.

  13. I’ve never tried the vanilla flavors and would love to!

  14. I’m in love with their maple almond butter!

  15. Chocolate Almond Butter, hands down! :) The Vanilla sounds interesting too. That Inspiralized Bun looks amazing and you can’t go wrong when you top anything with nut butter and honey!

  16. Chocolate Hazelnut alllll the way! I love hazelnut and haven’t seen this one until now. My go to for breakfasts always include nut butters. Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for all your posts. I actually bought one of these and had no idea what to make until finding you on Pinterest.

  17. CHOCOLATE!!!! Yummo in my tummo

  18. Classic and chocolate almond.

  19. I’d try the honey almond one- sounds so good!

  20. This bun looks sooo good. You’ve convinced me that I need a spiralizer. I would love to try out chocolate hazelnut and vanilla almond!

  21. Honey almond, vanilla almond, or maple almond – such a tough choice to pick just one!

  22. I love the CLASSIC!

  23. Straight up classic almond butter will always win me over!

  24. I’d get the regular almond butter!

  25. I’d like to try the maple almond butter.
    Your breakfast “treat” looks delicious! I make my own banana nut bread which I eat for lunch everyday. It’s not vegan but it is healthy. I’ve substituted out the oil and sugar for applesauce and Greek yogurt. I use quinoa flour and add chia seeds, flaxseeds, walnuts and some dark chocolate (helps to satisfy my insatiable sweet tooth). I guess the reason I am telling you this is that I cut off a slice, add a smear of nut butter, chopped banana and honey…much like your wonderful creation. I am really going to try your recipe. When I was growing up I wouldn’t touch a sweet potato, now I could eat them a few times a week!
    My “super-bread” has also helped me in my marathon training, on those long runs it gives me something to look forward to when I get home, much like a cold shower in the summer! I’ll be running my first ultra in less than two weeks, the JFK 50, hopefully my training and diet regimen will pay off with a respectable finish.

  26. I am eating totally Paleo now and this recipe falls under my Paleo guidelines…..I made the bun itself this afternoon and after dinner tonight I just couldn’t wait to try it so it ended up being my dessert instead! OMgoodness……can it get any better than this? I think not!!! You have no idea what a hapyp happy girl I am tonight after eating this! I also made the Butternut Squash with browned ghee & sage except subsituted turnip for the squash, no problem spiralizing the turnip and oh sooooooooo good! Love your recipes, esp. the ones that are Paleo friendly (even if by accident by you)!!

  27. huntfortheverybest :

    this sounds amazing! I love the bun!

  28. I would try out the vanilla almond. Mmm….yum!!

  29. Kelly LoCascio :

    I don’t have a Facebook, can I still enter the giveaway? I sure hope so… :(

  30. Yes! Someone who shares my passion for toast + lots of nut butter + jam + bananas! Seriously one of my favorite foods. I’ve never tried any of Justin’s products but I’m dying to taste the vanilla almond butter or the maple almond!

  31. I am not picky. I love them all. Nut butters are my weakness.
    And I love your nail polish!!!

  32. I’d choose Honey Almond. The flavors sound delicious.

  33. Yay for a fellow NJ-ite! I came across your blog because I’m taking a class on spiraling tomorrow and they recommend your blog to read more about it– this recipe looks delicious and I’m keeping my fingers crossed to win one of those vouchers!

  34. Ooo…that maple almond flavor looks absolutely amazing. And so does the vanilla almond. I would have a really hard time picking between those two! Thanks for sharing. :-)

  35. i would get honey peanut, vanilla almond, and classic almond!

  36. I like plain old plain classic almond butter!

  37. Love this idea – Justin’s almond vanilla is my favorite!

  38. Maple almond butter sounds good. :)

  39. This is a fantastic breakfast idea! I’d love to highlight a variation (more allergy-friendly) on my blog and link to yours….would that be ok? http://citnutritionally.com/

  40. Although my bun came out of the ramekin perfectly formed it rather sadly fell apart when I flipped it over… But I didn’t care that it looked messy when the favours were SO delicious together omg (even just using plain old ordinary peanut butter)!! Awesome weekend brekkie that kept me going until lunch, including all the way through a one and a half hour ballet class!

  41. Can you let me know the nutrition value of this? It looks amazing by the way xx

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