Sep
02

So I think by now, we all know how deep my love for nut butters truly is. Remember my peanut butter taste test?

I go through phases where I’m in love with peanut butters, but I also tend to gravitate towards all the delicious nut butters out there: Cashew, coconut, almond, hazelnut… the options are endless! And yes, making your own is a breeze, but sometimes I love to sample all the fun flavors at the store.

So today I’m bringing you SIXTEEN peanut free nut butters that I’ve fallen in love with. My assistant and I sampled each one and ranked them by sweetness, saltiness, flavor profile and even give recommended uses. So, whether you’re feeling bored with your typical nut butter or you have a peanut allergy, you are going to LOVE this list. Grab a spoon and DIG IN.

16 PEANUT FREE Nut Butters! I can't wait to try some of these... #peanutfree

Note: Saltiness and Sweetness are ranked from 1-5; 5 being the saltiest or sweetest.

1. Wild Friends Organic Honey Sunflower Seed Butter

  • Price: $14.99
  • Size: 16oz
  • Texture: Amazing texture; extremely smooth and creamy
  • Saltiness: 2
  • Sweetness: 4
  • Flavor profile: Great roasted sunflower seed flavor with a strong hint of honey. Even Rose, who doesn’t like sunflower seeds, enjoyed this seed butter.
  • Recommended use: If you are allergic to nuts, this is a great substitute. Great baking sub for peanut butter due to texture. Nice for sandwiches.
  • To purchase: Amazon (sunflower butter multi-pack only)

2. Wild Friends Chocolate Almond Butter with Crunchy Almond Pieces

  • Price: $14.99
  • Size: 16 oz
  • Texture: Smooth with large chunks of roasted crunchy almonds
  • Saltiness: 2
  • Sweetness: 5
  • Flavor profile: The dark chocolate taste somewhat overpowers the almond butter flavor however, the large chunks of almonds remind you it’s a nut butter not a frosting.
  • Recommended use: On a banana or any kind of fruit FOR SURE! Great on banana bread. This is more of a dessert nut butter.
  • To purchase: Amazon (multi-pack only)

3. Trader Joe’s Crunchy Almond Butter

  • Price: $7.99
  • Size: 16 oz
  • Texture: Smooth but is has nice crunchy pieces.
  • Saltiness: 4
  • Sweetness: 1
  • Flavor profile: Definitely a nice roasted flavor, simply classic.
  • Recommended use: It’s my go-to almond butter for baking, especially if you love a little crunch. Best when refrigerated.
  • To purchase: Amazon (pack of 2) or in Trader Joe’s stores nationwide.

4. Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter

  • Price: $11.99
  • Size: 12 oz
  • Texture: Incredibly thick yet still smooth, a little bit of a grainy texture
  • Saltiness: 2
  • Sweetness: 5
  • Flavor profile: It tastes like a delicious vanilla almond frosting and reminded us of those mini vanilla creme cookies.
  • Recommended use: Straight out of the jar or on top of any sort of fruit or treats. It’s simply amazing! This is Monique’s absolute favorite.
  • To purchase: Amazon or their website.

5. MaraNatha No Stir Raw Maple Almond Butter

  • Price: $9.99
  • Size: 12oz
  • Texture: Very smooth and creamy
  • Saltiness: 1
  • Sweetness: 3
  • Flavor profile: Unique raw almond flavor, almost tastes similar to cashew butter. Nice hint of maple flavor.
  • Recommended use: Baking, on bagels or oatmeal, in granola bars or on fruit. A litle plain jane due to it being raw.
  • To purchase: Amazon or their website.

6. Nikki’s Vanilla Cake Batter Coconut Butter

  • Price: $12.99
  • Size: 12 oz
  • Texture: Very creamy, almost oil-like
  • Saltiness: 1
  • Sweetness: 3
  • Flavor profile: Didn’t really taste like cake batter but more like a vanilla coconut oil/butter flavor.
  • Recommended use: In smoothies or on fruit
  • To purchase: Amazon or their website.

7. Barney Butter Cocoa + Coconut Almond Butter

  • Price: $7.99
  • Size: 10 oz
  • Texture: Smooth and creamy
  • Saltiness: 1
  • Sweetness: 5
  • Flavor profile: This was my assistant’s favorite! This had both a bold chocolate and coconut flavor, and the flavors balanced well together.
  • Recommended use: On fruit, in oatmeal, on toast topped with raspberries, in yogurt or smoothies! We love this as a healthy treat.
  • To purchase: Amazon or their website.

8. Manna Butter Cinnamon Date Raw Nut Butter

  • Price: $12.99
  • Size: 12 oz
  • Texture: Very thick, but not crunchy
  • Saltiness: 2
  • Sweetness: 3
  • Flavor profile: It tastes like a melted LaraBar! We LOVED this one for it’s unique flavor and texture. The dates made it taste like cinnamon raisin toast in nut butter form.
  • Recommended use: On breakfast item, especially swirled in oatmeal. Not recommended for baking due to its thicker consistency.
  • To purchase: Website

9. Big Spoon Roasters Mission Almond Butter

  • Price: $13.95
  • Size: 10 oz
  • Texture: Thicker, but no stirring necessary. Just a tiny bit of a crunch.
  • Saltiness: 2
  • Sweetness: 2
  • Flavor profile: Amazing roasted almond flavor. Tastes like fresh roasted almonds right out of the oven. You can tell it’s high quality!
  • Recommended use: Literally on anything. This is a terrific go-to almond butter for using in baking, on fruit or just by the spoonful. Love this one!
  • To purchase: Website

10. Maisie Jane’s Creamy Cashew Butter

  • Price: $10.99
  • Size: 12 oz
  • Texture: Very smooth and a little thick
  • Saltiness: 1
  • Sweetness: 3
  • Flavor profile: It tastes like sweet roasted cashews. Not overly sweet because there is no sugar added. This is a versatile nut butter.
  • Recommended use: This would be a great sub for peanut butter on a PB&J sandwich. We’d also recommend this for baking due to it’s lovely texture and consistency. This would be terrific option for anyone with a peanut allergy.
  • To purchase: Website

11. MaraNatha No Stir Coconut Almond Butter

  • Price: $9.99
  • Size: 12 oz
  • Texture: Smooth with a nice texture. Not too creamy and not overly thick.
  • Saltiness: 1
  • Sweetness: 3
  • Flavor profile: Bold coconut flavor, tastes rich and almost tastes more than coconut butter than almond butter. Great for those who love coconut!
  • Recommended use: In oatmeal, on pancakes or french toast or on fruit. Would not recommend for baking unless you are a huge coconut lover.
  • To purchase: Amazon

12. Whole Foods 365 Organic Creamy Almond Butter

  • Price: $7.99
  • Size: 16 oz
  • Texture: Smooth and creamy
  • Saltiness: 2
  • Sweetness: 1
  • Flavor profile: Tastes like a hint of roasted almonds. It isn’t overpowering.
  • Recommended use: This would be wonderful for baking, on toast, or in smoothies.
  • To purchase: Available in Whole Foods stores nationwide.

13. Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut Butter

  • Price: $11.99
  • Size: 16 oz
  • Texture: Incredibly thick yet still smooth, no grainy texture.
  • Saltiness: 1
  • Sweetness: 5
  • Flavor profile: Tastes like nutella, but with much more hazelnut flavor. The hazelnut overpowers the chocolate flavor quite a bit.
  • Recommended use: Enjoy it as a treat if you like nutella but want a little bit of a better version. Great for frostings or in cookies.
  • To purchase: Amazon or their website.

14. Wild Friends Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter

  • Price: $14.99
  • Size: 16 oz
  • Texture: Thick with a nice gritty texture of ground almonds
  • Saltiness: 1
  • Sweetness: 2
  • Flavor profile: Strong roasted almond flavor even with the addition of vanilla and espresso. A slight hint of espresso is noticeable. Another favorite!
  • Recommended use: Baking, granola bars, energy bites (due to the tiny bit of espresso), great in oatmeal. We liked that it wasn’t overly sweet.
  • To purchase: Amazon (multi-pack)

15. Barney Butter Almond Butter Smooth

  • Price: $7.99
  • Size: 10 oz
  • Texture: Super thick and smooth.
  • Saltiness: 2
  • Sweetness: 3
  • Flavor profile: Lacks a little bit of a strong roasted almond flavor possibly due to it being made with blanched almonds. Slightly sweet and definitely has a different flavor than most other almond butters.
  • Recommended use: Classic almond butter so it would really be wonderful used in any way.
  • To purchase: Amazon or their website.

16. You Fresh Naturals Glazed Donut Cashew Coconut Butter

  • Price: $12.99
  • Size: 12 oz
  • Texture: Incredibly smooth, almost oil-like.
  • Saltiness: 1
  • Sweetness: 3
  • Flavor profile: We didn’t think it tasted like a glazed doughnut necessarily, but rather like super sweet cashews.
  • Recommended use: Smoothies, freezer fudge, for apple dipping
  • To purchase: Website

 

Question: Which nut butters are you excited to try? Are there others that are your favorites that didn’t make the list? Leave a comment!

Important note: When I created this post, none of the ingredients listed on the nut butter packages included peanuts.

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