When Georgia Grinders, a leading producer of all-natural, nut butters, and Sweet Note Bakery partner for a ‘Bagel And Butter’ contest, you know the end results is going to be a tasty combination. After slathering creamy, handcrafted nut butter on a Sweet Note Bakery bagel, what is that perfect ingredient to elevates it to the next flavor level? This is the challenge I was given and I took it and ran.
Georgia Grinders makes their nut butter in small batches and they are like no other nut butters we have every tried. Choosing just two flavors from this list of nut butters: NaturAlmond Original, Salt-Free, Honey Roasted or Maple Caramel Almond Butter, Crunchy or Creamy Peanut Butter or Creamy Cashew Butter.) was a challenge, but in the end, maple caramel almond butter and creamy cashew butter were the chosen ones.
Sweet Note Bakery’s bagels aren’t like other gluten-free bagels that can taste like bread baked into the shape of a bagel. They make authentic New York-style chewy and dense bagels free of the top eight allergens. Why? Because New York bagels don’t contain egg, dairy, nuts, or soy either and they wanted to recreate that experience, so those with food allergies/intolerance could enjoy bagels. Their plain, cinnamon raisin, poppy, sesame, and everything bagels are made with a combination of rice, tapioca, and sorghum flours and just seven other ingredients. Being a purist, we chose the plain bagels to allow the flavors of the nut butter shine through while we were deciding on the perfect topping.
Now came the hard part – choosing a topping for our delicious bagels after we layered them with nut butter. First up was the creamy cashew butter and for this one I went old school with sliced banana topped with cinnamon. Topping a chewy bagel with a soft topping makes it easier to get a good bite of all the ingredients and bananas and cashew butter are a real winner. When it came to the maple caramel almond butter made with maple syrup, we went simple and topped it with bacon.
Do you want to be part of the Bagel and Butter (Nut Butter That Is) contest? Tell me what perfect third ingredient gives Sweet Note Bagel and Georgia Grinders nut butter that extra punch. That’s it … tell or show me the third ingredient that rocks your bagel to be entered to win a prize pack of the same nut butters and bagels I choose. Post photos with the hashtag #BagelandNutButterBonanza on social media and I will choose a winner on April 30th.
Good luck and happy experimenting!