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Nut Butter Encrusted Fries Return!

by Meghann on April 3, 2012

Oh, nut butter encrusted parsnip and carrot fries (say that 5 times fast!), where have you been for the last year? I missed you!


I spotted a bag of parsnips at the grocery store on Sunday that reminded me it had been a while since I last made my beloved nut butter encrusted parsnip and carrot fries (recipe here). I’m not sure why – these fries are pretty easy to make and are freaking delicious. Maybe it was the mini-obsessive craze I went thought a couple of years where I was making them at least once a week? Too much of a good thing, perhaps?


The fries were just as amazing as I remembered. The baked nutty exterior enhanced the natural sweetness of the parsnips and carrots, which made them taste almost like lunch time dessert. A sweet and savory mix that definitely favored the sweetness of the two.


I paired the nutty fries with a grilled spinach, hummus, and provolone cheese flatbread sandwich.


I went heavy on the spinach and loved the way the spinach combined with the hummus and the cheese. Yum. πŸ™‚

Other things that would be amazing encrusted in nut butter…

  • bread (think nut butter french toast!)
  • sweet potatoes
  • apple slices (baked!)
  • tofu
  • green beans? (worth a shot)

hmmm….. it could be fun to try a few new things.

A couple of months ago Susan did a series called ‘Will it french toast?’ (AWESOME idea by the way). Maybe I need to start that with nut butter, only come up with a better name because ‘Will it encrust in nut butter?’ doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. Thoughts?

Or maybe I just need to pick up where Susan left off with the french toasting adventures because, frankly, everything looked delicious. πŸ™‚

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1 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 3, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Haha I think anything would taste good in nut butter!
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2 Victoria (District Chocoholic) April 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Nut butter encrusted banana slices, of course.
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3 Kristen @ notsodomesticated April 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Wow, how the heck did you come up with that idea?? I love it! Everything is better with nut butter! πŸ˜‰
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4 Lindsay @ Running the Windy City April 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I need to make your fries ASAP!

Of course, I usually go the lazy route and microwave carrots for the fry effect. It works (and is perfect for when you’re super hungry ;)) but its not quite the same.
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5 Lauren April 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Nut butter tofu sounds great! It would be awesome on an Asian influenced salad with baby greens, Clementine sections and scallions. And maybe a soy vinaigrette …
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6 Cait's Plate April 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm

GAH! I ALWAYS mean to try these and forget! Thanks for the reminder, I definitely need to do this soon! πŸ™‚
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7 Carrie April 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Oh wow, it never occurred to me to make nut-butter fries. Those sound amazing!
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8 Serena April 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm

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9 Caitlin @ This Bride's Joyride April 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I just need to try these fries already! Nut butter french toast would be delicious! Nut butter green beans…maybe not so much πŸ˜›
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10 Talia @ Bite Size Wellness April 3, 2012 at 4:14 pm

How about the Nut Butter Challenge…I know there has to be so many things that you would come up with!
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11 Sana April 3, 2012 at 5:09 pm

What about potatoes in nut butter ?
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12 Angela April 3, 2012 at 5:24 pm

I loved ‘Will it french toast?’ There have been a few things I’ve made since then that I’ve wondered how it would turn out french toasted!

13 Sara@RunningInPinkProject April 3, 2012 at 8:31 pm

I had a hummus and veggie sandwich for lunch today too. Mine was cold though and the veggies were covered in a parsley vinaigrette. So good! Not sure what I think of the fries…maybe I need to try and make them to become a believer. πŸ˜€
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14 Megan @ Megan's Munchies April 3, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Sweet potatoes!! Definitely!

15 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama April 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm

I forgot about Nut Butter Fries! I made them awhile ago and my husband made the comment, “Where did you see this and who would want to eat this!” He wouldn’t even try them but I think they are great! Thanks for the reminder to make them again!

I would pour nut butter on anything and eat it.
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16 Emily N April 4, 2012 at 8:52 am

Oh yum, maybe almond butter (or some other nut butter) would help me to enjoy carrots. I know that they are the most common veggie (probably with the exception of potatoes and corn, but I am not sure those even count!), and even most kids eat them, but something about the crunchiness turns me off… Yeah, I am such a child about veggies! πŸ˜‰
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