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…
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
Wowbutter also comes in small 1.12 ounce to-go packs. Convenient for snacks, lunchboxes, trips, and more.
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
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
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.
Peanut Butter Replacement
Here are more alternative spreads to try in no particular order.
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!
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.
Leave a reply below. Tell us, what do you put on your toast?
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