PEANUT BUTTER ALTERNATIVES

PEANUT BUTTER ALTERNATIVES

Tasty Peanut Butter Alternatives for Nut Allergy

So your family has a peanut or tree nut allergy? I’ve got you covered. There are so many peanut butter alternatives available these days that there’s no reason why you can’t find a spread that works for you.

It’s the quintessential American food, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich, aka PB&J. Two pieces of bread with peanut butter and jelly (or jam) spread in between.

For parents, it’s an easy school lunch to make and send with their child.

Peanut butter is easy. It’s convenient. It’s tasty. BUT… it’s made from peanuts.

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Nut-Free Peanut Butter Alternatives

Not to worry, there’s so many substitutes now available that have a comparable taste and texture as peanut butter. You can find them made of soy, seeds, other nuts, cookies, and more.

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What Tastes Closest to Peanut Butter?

By an overwhelming majority, Wowbutter Soy Spread is the most similar in taste and texture. The taste is comparable and it spreads easily without being grainy. It takes our #1 spot below of peanut butter alternatives.

Top 4 Tasty Substitutes for Peanut Butter

We polled our readers and here are the TOP 4 SUBSTITUTES for peanut butter by a landslide.

And way down below, there’s an entire list of possibilities to choose from. You’ll be sure to find peanut butter alternatives that work for you! There’s also a list of chocolate spreads below. Shhh…

1. Wowbutter

We’ve used Wowbutter for years. Both of my allergic kids love it. And so do I! It’s spread on toast everyday for breakfast. We use it in recipes such as Wowbutter Cookies and Raspberry Soy Butter Rice Crispy Treats. And I can’t even count the number of times we’ve made a quick Wowbutter and jam sandwich to throw in my purse, just in case we get hungry when we’re out and about, whether it’s shopping, hiking, etc.

  • Soy based spread
  • Nut-free facility

Peanut Free Tree Nut Free Natural No Stir Spread – WOWBUTTER – Award Winning Vegan Plant Protein Food made with Non-GMO verified Whole Soy – (Creamy, 1.1 Pound (Pack of 6)) (Grocery)

Peanut Free Tree Nut Free Natural No Stir Spread – WOWBUTTER – Award Winning Vegan Plant Protein Food made with Non-GMO verified Whole Soy – (Creamy, 1.1 Pound (Pack of 6)) (Grocery)

Features: 

  • SOY SPREAD – WOWBUTTER is a multiple award winning nutritious and delicious peanut-free spread. The complete plant protein and naturally occurring Omega 3 oils provide a quality combination for good health.
  • SCHOOL APPROVED – Our nutrition-packed plant protein spread is safe for school and can help satisfy the taste and nutritional needs of everyone.
  • ALL NATURAL – We use all natural ingredients with no added colors, flavors, preservatives, or hydrogenated oils.
  • MADE IN A NUT FREE FACILITY – Our spread is minimally processed and made in a 100% peanut free & tree nut free facility. WOWBUTTER creamy spread is Halal, Non-GMO, Kosher, Vegan, and Quality/Food Safety BRC Certified.
  • SUSTAINABILITY – Soybeans are a sustainability powerhouse, providing more protein per acre and using less water per ton of output than any other plant-source.
  • WOWBUTTER – WOWBUTTER soy-based spreads are made with plant protein that provides exceptional taste and nutrition.

New From: $32.93 ($0.31 / Ounce) In Stock

Wowbutter also comes in small 1.12 ounce to-go packs. Convenient for snacks, lunchboxes, trips, and more.

WOWBUTTER - Creamy Soy Spread - Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free - Vegan Plant Protein - Gluten Free - Non-GMO - 1.12 Ounce (Pack of 100) (Grocery)

WOWBUTTER – Creamy Soy Spread – Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free – Vegan Plant Protein – Gluten Free – Non-GMO – 1.12 Ounce (Pack of 100) (Grocery)

Features: 

  • SOY SPREAD – WOWBUTTER is a multiple award winning nutritious and delicious peanut-free spread. The complete plant protein and naturally occurring Omega 3 oils provide a quality combination for good health.
  • SCHOOL APPROVED – Our nutrition-packed plant protein spread is safe for school and can help satisfy the taste and nutritional needs of everyone.
  • ALL NATURAL – We use all natural ingredients with no added colors, flavors, preservatives, or hydrogenated oils.
  • MADE IN A NUT FREE FACILITY – Our spread is minimally processed and made in a 100% peanut free & tree nut free facility. WOWBUTTER creamy spread is Halal, Non-GMO, Kosher, Vegan, and Quality/Food Safety BRC Certified.
  • SUSTAINABILITY – Soybeans are a sustainability powerhouse, providing more protein per acre and using less water per ton of output than any other plant-source.
  • WOWBUTTER – WOWBUTTER soy-based spreads are made with plant protein that provides exceptional taste and nutrition.

New From: $41.95 ($37.46 / Ounce) In Stock

2. SunButter

SunButter’s creamy sunflower butter comes in 2nd. If you like sunflower seeds, this one is for you! It’s been noted that the creamy variety in the red and white jar is a crowd favorite and makes a great peanut butter alternative!

  • Sunflower seed based spread
  • Top-8 allergen free facility

SunButter Creamy Sunflower Butter 16 Ounce (Pack of 2) with By The Cup Spreader

SunButter Creamy Sunflower Butter 16 Ounce (Pack of 2) with By The Cup Spreader

Features: 

  • 2 – 16 oz jars of SunButter Creamy Sunflower Butter
  • 1 – By The Cup Spreader
  • Vegetarian, certified gluten free and OU kosher; Made with US grown, roasted sunflower seeds in a peanut and tree nut free facility
  • Free of all 8 allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, fish, shellfish and soy
  • 7 g of vegan protein per serving and more vitamins & minerals than most nut butters

New From: $25.99 ($0.81 / Ounce) In Stock

3. Almond Barney Butter

If you’re not allergic to almonds, Barney Butter is a good option as they are all about the almonds! To make their almond butter, they first remove the skin from the almonds before churning.

  • Almond based spread
  • Peanut free facility
  • Vegan, kosher, gluten-free

Barney Butter Almond Butter, Smooth, 16 Ounce Jar, Skin-Free Almonds, No Stir, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo, Vegan (Grocery)

Barney Butter Almond Butter, Smooth, 16 Ounce Jar, Skin-Free Almonds, No Stir, Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo, Vegan (Grocery)

Features: 

  • SCRUMPTIOUSLY SMOOTH: Contains a 16-ounce jar of classic, smooth and spreadable Barney Smooth Almond Butter. We blanch fresh almonds in small batches to remove gritty skins for an ultra-smooth, creamy texture
  • SKIN FREE, CALIFORNIA ALMONDS: Premium California almonds, sourced from our neighbor farmers in the heart of what we call “Almond Alley” California. Ultra-smooth, no stir, grit-free almond nut butter
  • HEALTHY FATS: Almonds are an excellent source of healthy fats which are an essential part of a balanced diet​. Blanching ensures your body absorbs the nutritional benefits of almonds
  • ALLERGEN FRIENDLY: Manufactured in a peanut free facility, gluten free, soy free, dairy free and egg free
  • FITS YOUR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE: Clean eating plant based protein that’s certified non-GMO, RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, Glyphosate Residue Free Detox Project Certified, Paleo Friendly, Keto, Vegan and Kosher

New From: $10.99 ($0.69 / Ounce) In Stock

4. Biscoff Cookie Butter

Have you ever tried a Biscoff cookie? You’re missing out if you haven’t. It’s a delicate shortbread type cookie with a spice and caramel flavor. It’s great with coffee or milk. But enough about the cookie, it’s been turned into a spreadable cookie butter now!

  • Sweet creamy spread made from Lotus Biscoff cookies
  • Nut-free facility

Peanut Butter Alternatives for School

In the USA, 1 in 13 children have food allergies, that’s roughly 2 in every classroom.

These peanut butter replacements are not just for people who are allergic, children without allergies can also use these spreads to keep their friends with peanut allergies out of harm’s way.

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Peanut Butter Replacement

Here are more alternative spreads to try in no particular order.

Oat Haus Organic Original Granola Butter | Peanut-free, Almond (Tree-Nut) Free, & School-Safe (Top 8 Allergen Free) | Sunflower Seed & Cookie Butter Alternative | 12 oz (1 Jar) (Grocery)

Oat Haus Organic Original Granola Butter | Peanut-free, Almond (Tree-Nut) Free, & School-Safe (Top 8 Allergen Free) | Sunflower Seed & Cookie Butter Alternative | 12 oz (1 Jar) (Grocery)

Features: 

  • THE WORLD’S FIRST OAT BASED SPREAD: Oat Haus Granola Butter has the texture of a nut butter paired with the tantalizing, “teddy graham,” taste of granola.
  • TASTING NOTES: Original Granola Butter will give you a warm hug filled with cinnamon & cardamom.
  • SIMPLE INGREDIENTS: No refined sugars. No preservatives. No fillers. No palm oil.
  • ALLERGEN-FREE & SCHOOL SAFE: The perfect snack for those with allergens, dietary restrictions or in nut-free environments. Granola Butter is free from top 8 food allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, fish, shellfish and soy + vegetarian, vegan, certified organic, Non-GMO and CRC kosher.
  • BETTER FOR YOU INDULGENCE: Irresistible taste that leaves your body feeling great. Use as a delicious and unique alternative not only to nut butters (i.e. peanut butter, almond butter, etc), but also cookie butter and chocolate spreads (i.e. hazelnut spread).

New From: $11.64 ($0.97 / Ounce) In Stock

88 Acres, Pumpkin Seed Butter Jar, 14 Ounce (Unknown Binding)

88 Acres, Pumpkin Seed Butter Jar, 14 Ounce (Unknown Binding)

Features: 

  • Just good nutrition – and that simply roasted pepita – to seed a more ‘back to basics’ kinda day.
  • Our seed butters are handcrafted in small batches using simple, wholesome, organic ingredients, to create a delicious snack everybody can enjoy
  • 88 Acres Seed Butter is delicious on its own, or as a spread on toast, stirred into oatmeal or added to your morning smoothie, or add to your favorite recipe!
  • Great for athletes, Keto, Paleo, low-FODMAP dieters, vegans, and omnivores alike.

New From: $17.86 ($1.28 / Ounce) In Stock

Beyond the Equator - 5 Seed Butter [Creamy]. 5 Seeds - Sunflower, Chia, Flax, Pumpkin, Hemp Hearts Seeds. No Peanuts, No Tree Nuts. Low Carb, Keto, Non-GMO, Omega-3, Omega-6, Allergy-Friendly Peanut Butter Alternative- 16 oz (1 Pack)

Beyond the Equator – 5 Seed Butter [Creamy]. 5 Seeds – Sunflower, Chia, Flax, Pumpkin, Hemp Hearts Seeds. No Peanuts, No Tree Nuts. Low Carb, Keto, Non-GMO, Omega-3, Omega-6, Allergy-Friendly Peanut Butter Alternative- 16 oz (1 Pack)

Features: 

  • STOP WORRYING ABOUT FOOD ALLERGIES – Top 8 allergen free seed butter & produced in a dedicated facility free from peanuts, tree nuts, soy, gluten, dairy, egg, fish, shellfish and sesame.
  • CLEAN INGREDIENTS – Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Keto Friendly Vegan Butter.
  • BOOST YOUR ENERGY AND STRENGTH – Our peanut butter alternative has 8 grams of Protein, 8 Grams, of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and only 3 net carbs. Great for heart health, brain function, muscle building, and more!
  • DOING OUR PART TO BE SUSTAINABLE – It takes about 85% less water to make a jar of 5 Seed Butter than a jar of almond butter!
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE – Please be sure to message us if you have any issues with your order of our allergy friendly peanut butter alternative and we’ll get it fixed!

New From: Out of Stock

Chocolate Spreads

If you long for a chocolaty spread like Nutella, a hazelnut cocoa spread, there’s alternatives for that too.

You can spread it on toast, waffles, crepes, slices of banana, or just eat it straight off the spoon!

SunButter® Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter (1 Jar | 16 oz) - Healthy, Low-Sugar, Protein-Packed Spread for Breakfast, Desserts, Snacks & More (Unknown Binding)

SunButter® Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter (1 Jar | 16 oz) – Healthy, Low-Sugar, Protein-Packed Spread for Breakfast, Desserts, Snacks & More (Unknown Binding)

Features: 

  • Sunflower Seed Butter: Meet your new pantry essential – a nutritious, plant-based protein snack forged from premium sunflower seeds and cocoa. This combination presents an exciting new low-sugar, protein-rich food choice for the active lifestyle.
  • For Chocolate Lovers: Satisfy your sweet tooth with our unique chocolate spread. This guilt-free, gluten-free delight offers the perfect balance of sunflower seed butter and chocolate protein, catering to your health-conscious indulgence.
  • Spread Some Fun: Discover the joy of peanut-free eating with our sun butter sunflower butter. This vegan butter not only brings fun to your meals but also ensures they are gluten-free, contributing to a balanced diet without compromising taste. SunButter, we took sunshine and made it spreadable.
  • Simple Ingredients. Delicious Flavor: Experience the delightful blend of roasted sunflower seeds in our SunButter. With a minimal sugar content of just 4g, it’s a tasty gluten-free snack that delivers both protein and joy.
  • On the Go: Embrace the convenience of our on-the-go protein snack. This plant-based protein in our chocolate SunButter is an ideal, healthy food choice for those with busy schedules. It’s the perfect blend of nutrition and convenience.

New From: $4.59 ($0.29 / Ounce) In Stock

Oat Haus Organic Chocolate Granola Butter, 12 OZ (Grocery)

Oat Haus Organic Chocolate Granola Butter, 12 OZ (Grocery)

Features: 

  • No hydrogenated fats or high fructose corn syrup allowed in any food
  • No bleached or bromated flour
  • No synthetic nitrates or nitrites

New From: Out of Stock

88 Acres Organic Sunflower Seed Butter | Dark Chocolate | Keto-Friendly, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut-Free Seed Butter Spread | 14 oz | 2 Pack

88 Acres Organic Sunflower Seed Butter | Dark Chocolate | Keto-Friendly, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut-Free Seed Butter Spread | 14 oz | 2 Pack

Features: 

  • SUNFLOWER SEED BUTTER: Just good nutrition – and that rich dark chocolate with roasted sunflower – to seed a more ‘anything is possible’ kinda day. Our sunflower butter is a delicious alternative to peanut butter, almond butter, or other nut butters.
  • 100% ORGANIC INGREDIENTS: Our nut-free seed butters are handcrafted in small batches using simple, wholesome, organic ingredients, to create a delicious snack everybody can enjoy. Expect oil separation. Mix well before enjoying.
  • RESEALABLE JAR: 88 Acres Seed Butter is the perfect sweet to share with the ones you love. Plus store them in your pantry, bring to school and work, put them in lunches, and more! Spread on toast, oatmeal, fruit, or eat as is.
  • VEGAN SNACKS: Great for athletes, low-FODMAP dieters, vegans, and omnivores alike. Full of nutritious ingredients like organic sunflowers seeds, cocoa powder, cocoa butter, sea salt. A healthy snack the whole family will love.
  • ALLERGEN-FREE: Free from the eight most common food allergens- Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Peanut-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy Free, Sesame Free. Plus- Non-GMO, Vegan, School Safe.

New From: $19.29 ($0.69 / Ounce) In Stock

BEYOND THE EQUATOR 5 Seed Butter [Chocolate] - Sunflower Seed, Chia Seed, Flax Seed, Pumpkin Seed, Hemp Hearts Seed. No Peanuts & Tree Nuts. Allergy-Friendly Peanut Butter Alternative - 16 oz (1 Pack) (Unknown Binding)

BEYOND THE EQUATOR 5 Seed Butter [Chocolate] – Sunflower Seed, Chia Seed, Flax Seed, Pumpkin Seed, Hemp Hearts Seed. No Peanuts & Tree Nuts. Allergy-Friendly Peanut Butter Alternative – 16 oz (1 Pack) (Unknown Binding)

Features: 

  • LESS SUGAR – Our chocolate Seed Butter is a peanut butter substitute that has 75% less sugar than our chocolate-hazelnut competitors.
  • STOP WORRYING ABOUT FOOD ALLERGIES – Top 8 allergen free seed butter & produced in a dedicated facility free from peanuts, tree nuts, soy, gluten, dairy, egg, fish, shellfish and sesame.
  • BOOST YOUR ENERGY AND STRENGTH – Our peanut butter alternative has 8 grams of Protein, 8 Grams, of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, and only 3 net carbs. Great for heart health, brain function, muscle building, and more!
  • CLEAN INGREDIENTS – Non-GMO Project Verified, Certified Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Keto Friendly Vegan Butter.
  • DOING OUR PART TO BE SUSTAINABLE – It takes about 85% less water to make a jar of 5 Seed Butter than a jar of almond butter!

New From: Out of Stock

Soom Foods Chocolate Sesame Spread - 12oz (2 Pack) | Made with 3 Ingredients, Low Sugar, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free, Palm Oil-Free | 5g Protein | Better for You Chocolate Spread

Soom Foods Chocolate Sesame Spread – 12oz (2 Pack) | Made with 3 Ingredients, Low Sugar, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free, Palm Oil-Free | 5g Protein | Better for You Chocolate Spread

Features: 

  • CRAVINGS SATISFIED: Soom Chocolate Tahini is full of rich chocolate flavor with a hint of nuttiness from tahini
  • VELVETY-SMOOTH TEXTURE: This fan favorite is so beloved because of its fudgy texture that’s begging to be poured on everything! Bake into your favorite dessert recipes; blend, drizzle, or dip; or eat it straight from the jar! We won’t judge.
  • MADE FROM 3 SIMPLE INGREDIENTS: Looking for something that tastes indulgent but is secretly good for you? Soom Chocolate Tahini is made from tahini (ground sesame seeds), powdered pure cane sugar, and cocoa power… that’s it!
  • PLANT-POWERED NUTRITION: Sesame is a seed-powered superfood filled with benefits including, iron, calcium & more. Did we mention Soom Chocolate Tahini has 67% less sugar than the leading chocolate spread and 5g of plant-based protein in every serving?!
  • A DELICIOUS FIT FOR ANY NEED: Naturally nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan-friendly, and certified kosher. No artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, or palm oil!
  • LESS SUGAR THAN NUTELLA: Soom Chocolate Tahini has 67% less sugar than Nutella!
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: Please contact us if you experience any issues with your order.

New From: $18.99 ($9.50 / Count) In Stock

Jubli Cocoa Sesame Seed Butter Spread - Vegan, Gluten Free Snacks, Dairy Free Snacks, Nut Free Healthy Snacks for Kids, Rich In Protein Snacks (16 oz Jar)

Jubli Cocoa Sesame Seed Butter Spread – Vegan, Gluten Free Snacks, Dairy Free Snacks, Nut Free Healthy Snacks for Kids, Rich In Protein Snacks (16 oz Jar)

Features: 

  • COCOA SESAME BUTTER: Taste it, and you will want to eat this creamy, smooth treat straight out of the jar! It is a delicious alternative to peanut butter, almond butter, and sunflower butter for a healthy and yummy nut free snack for kids.
  • 100% NUT FREE: Perfect for kid’s food allergies and nut free zones at school. Our dedicated Boulder, CO manufacturing facility is 100% nut free and Top 8 major food allergen free. No shared equipment and no cross-contamination.
  • GREAT ALTERNATIVE FOR FOOD ALLERGY: This sesame spread is a worry free treat for those allergic to milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybeans or mustard.
  • DELICIOUS & SAFE: Natural ingredients, no hydrogenated oils, no artificial sweeteners or added salt, non-GMO, sustainable, gluten free, vegan, Kosher, fair trade, and eco-friendly. Made in the USA. No refrigeration needed after opening.
  • NUTRITIONAL SUPERFOOD: Made with sesame seeds, just 1 tablespoon of this butter spread is packed with fiber, protein, iron, calcium, magnesium, tryptophan, thiamin, B vitamins, omega 3 & 6, healthy fats, antioxidants, and minerals.

New From: Out of Stock

The Bottom Line – Peanut Butter Alternatives

Peanut butter is a convenient spread for sandwiches.

However, if you have a food allergy (or for other health reasons) and want to avoid it, many peanut butter alternatives exist for you to choose from.

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