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Dr. Oz dishes nut butter diet benefits and sweet treat recipes for weight loss

Find out about the benefits of peanut butter.
Find out about the benefits of peanut butter.Creative Commons

Dr. Mehmet Oz wants you to go nuts for nut butters. These healthy fats can boost your weight loss by satisfying your cravings and providing your body with healthy fats, said Dr. Oz on a recent episode of his talk show. Plus, get some recipes for turning ordinary nut butters into sweet treats.

Get ready to get nutty:

Macadamia Chocolate Truffles Ingredients

Directions:
Add all ingredients into a food processor and pulse together. Using clean hands, roll into small balls and place on a plate or in a plastic container to let set (covered) in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Hazelnut Cinnamon & Honey Roll-Ups Ingredients

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla, or tortilla of choice
  • 2 tbsp hazelnut butter
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp or a “drizzle” of honey

Directions:

On a whole wheat tortilla, or tortilla of choice, spread two tablespoons of hazelnut butter, a dash of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey. Roll the tortilla up and eat as is or cut in one-inch pieces.