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: 

  • NO NUTS – Enjoy delicious award-winning peanut butter-like taste and texture with no nuts and better nutrition.
  • MADE IN A NUT FREE FACILITY – Made in a 100% peanut free, nut free, gluten free, dairy free, egg free facility.
  • ALL NATURAL – All natural ingredients with no added colors, flavors, preservatives, or hydrogenated oils.
  • NON-GMO – Halal, Non-GMO, Kosher, Vegan, and Quality/Food Safety BRC Certified.
  • SAFE FOR SCHOOL – School safe with complete plant protein and Omega 3, with over 80% better quality protein than almond, sunflower, or peanut butter.

New From: $30.80 ($0.29 / 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: 

  • Creamy, delicious and easy to spread – perfect for snacking
  • Made with US grown, roasted sunflower seeds in a peanut and tree nut free facility
  • Vegetarian, certified gluten free and OU kosher
  • Free from top 8 food 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: $19.99 ($0.62 / 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 Almond Butter, Smooth, No Stir, Non-GMO, Skin-Free, Paleo Friendly, KETO, 16 Ounce (Grocery)

BARNEY Almond Butter, Smooth, No Stir, Non-GMO, Skin-Free, Paleo Friendly, KETO, 16 Ounce (Grocery)

Features: 

  • SKIN-FREE, CALIFORNIA ALMONDS – We blanch premium California almonds to remove the skin to produce an ultra-smooth, no-stir, grit-free texture
  • HEALTHY FATS – Almonds are an excellent source of healthy fats that are an essential part of a balanced diet
  • NON-GMO – Our small-batch blends use only the finest ingredients
  • ALLERGEN FREE – Peanut-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free
  • FITS YOUR LIFESTYLE – Clean eating plant based protein that is certified Paleo Friendly, KETO, Vegan and Kosher

New From: $14.30 ($0.89 / 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

Biscoff Cookie Butter Spread (Creamy + Crunchy Combo Pack) (Grocery)

Biscoff Cookie Butter Spread (Creamy + Crunchy Combo Pack) (Grocery)

Features: 

  • SIZE: Contains one original creamy and one crunchy jar
  • DESCRIPTION: Cookie butter is a delicious topping for all occasions
  • DETAILS: Biscoff’s unique taste stems from the sugar’s caramelization during baking
  • CERTIFICATIONS: Non-GMO; No articificial colors/preservatives; Nut-Free
  • ORIGIN: Product of Belgium

New From: $24.99 In Stock

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.

Don't Go Nuts Roasted Soybean Spread, Slightly Sweet, 2Count, Nut-Free Non GMO Organic (Grocery)

Don’t Go Nuts Roasted Soybean Spread, Slightly Sweet, 2Count, Nut-Free Non GMO Organic (Grocery)

Features: 

  • Contains 2-16 ounce containers
  • Tastes like peanut butter but made with organic soybeans, 7g of protein per serving
  • Nut Free, SCHOOL SAFE, Gluten Free, Organic, Non-GMO, Vegan
  • Made in our own dedicated facility: NO peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, eggs, sesame, coconut, artificial or GMO ingredients
  • Great for making school safe snacks and sandwiches

New From: $13.98 ($0.44 / Ounce) In Stock

Don't Go Nuts Roasted Soybean Spread, Sea Salted, 2 Count, Nut-Free Non GMO Organic (Grocery)

Don’t Go Nuts Roasted Soybean Spread, Sea Salted, 2 Count, Nut-Free Non GMO Organic (Grocery)

Features: 

  • Contains 2-16 ounce containers
  • No added sugar, just a little sea salt. Tastes like natural peanut butter but made with organic soybeans
  • Nut Free, SCHOOL SAFE, Gluten Free, Organic, Non-GMO, Vegan
  • Made in our own dedicated facility: NO peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, eggs, sesame, coconut, artificial or GMO ingredients
  • Great for making school safe snacks and sandwiches

New From: Out of Stock

88 Acres, Pumpkin Seed Butter Jar, 14 Ounce (Grocery)

88 Acres, Pumpkin Seed Butter Jar, 14 Ounce (Grocery)

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: $17.49 ($1.25 / Ounce) In Stock

GERBS Lightly Salted Super 5 Seed Butter, 14 ounce jar, top 14 food allergy free, keto, vegan (Misc.)

GERBS Lightly Salted Super 5 Seed Butter, 14 ounce jar, top 14 food allergy free, keto, vegan (Misc.)

Features: 

  • Creamy Roasted Pumpkin, Sunflower, Chia, Hemp and Flax seeds, salt; full-flavor plant protein in a buttery, creamy spread.
  • Naturally Keto friendly, vegan, non-gmo, and omega-3 super charged.
  • Free from top 14 allergens: gluten, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, eggs, dairy, lupine, legumes, mustard, sesame, fish, crustacean, & shellfish.
  • Packed with natural plant protein, heart healthy magnesium and immune supportive zinc.
  • Also available by Gerbs: Raw & Roasted Seeds, Graonla’s, Dried Fruits, Dark Chocolate, Salad & Trail Mixes, Seed Meals, Grains, Rice, Oats, & more.

New From: Out of Stock

Gerbs Lightly Salted Pumpkin Seed Butter, 14oz jar (Grocery)

Gerbs Lightly Salted Pumpkin Seed Butter, 14oz jar (Grocery)

Features: 

  • Creamy Roasted Pumpkin Seed Kernels Freshly Harvested this Season & Packaged on dedicated Allergen Free equipment in Rhode Island by our Specialy trained staff. Seed Country of Origin: Mexico.
  • Gerbs All-Natural Pledge = Non GMO, No Trans-fats, chemicals, preservatives, Nothing artificial added! The way mother nature intended our foods to be, made from scratch, to taste great, keep you healthy, & provide natural energy!
  • Gerbs Certified Allergen Statement – Our entire product line is: Gluten, Wheat, Peanut, Tree-Nut, Soy, Egg, Milk/Dairy, Sesame, Mustard, Shellfish & Fish FREE!
  • High in Fiber, Antioxidants, Omega Fats, and loaded with Protein. Low Carb’s. Naturally Heart Healthy & Cholesterol Free. Essential piece to any healthy life style! Featured Ingredient on Dr. Oz.
  • Shop our other trusted Gerbs Categories: Seeds, Salad Mixes, Seed Butters, Snack Mixes, Fruit Medley’s, Seed Meals, Dried Fruits, Grains, Flours, Granola’s, Oats, & Chocolates.

New From: Out of Stock

Beyond the Equator - 5 Seed Butter [Creamy] 16 Ounces|1 Pack. No Peanuts, No Tree Nuts. Sunflower, Chia, Flaxseed, Pumpkin, Hemp Hearts. Low Carb, Keto, Non-GMO, Omega-3, Omega-6, Allergy-Friendly.

Beyond the Equator – 5 Seed Butter [Creamy] 16 Ounces|1 Pack. No Peanuts, No Tree Nuts. Sunflower, Chia, Flaxseed, Pumpkin, Hemp Hearts. Low Carb, Keto, Non-GMO, Omega-3, Omega-6, Allergy-Friendly.

Features: 

  • STOP WORRYING ABOUT FOOD ALLERGIES – Top 8 allergen free & 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
  • BOOST YOUR ENERGY AND STRENGTH – Our seed blend 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 and we’ll get it fixed!

New From: $11.47 ($0.72 / Ounce) In Stock

Kween Original Granola Butter (1 Jar - 10oz) | Peanut-Free, Tree Nut-Free and Gluten-Free Snack Spread (Grocery)

Kween Original Granola Butter (1 Jar – 10oz) | Peanut-Free, Tree Nut-Free and Gluten-Free Snack Spread (Grocery)

Features: 

  • WHAT’S GRANOLA BUTTER? The first-ever spreadable granola, crafted from simple, wholesome ingredients.
  • Our Original Granola Butter is 100% vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO. And, with only 3g of sugar and 4g of fiber per serving, granola butter is a delicious snack you can feel good about eating.
  • Granola Butter is completely free of the top 8 allergens. That means no peanuts, tree-nuts, wheat, milk, eggs, fish, shellfish and soy. We are dedicated to helping you achieve a nourished and empowered lifestyle, regardless of your dietary restrictions.
  • HOW TO USE IT: Enjoy Granola Butter just like you would a nut butter! Spread it on toast. Drizzle it on your smoothie. Dip fruit in it. Spoon it directly into your mouth.
  • OUR MISSION: Kween Foods isn’t just a company, it’s a community brimming with self-love and body positivity. At Kween, we want you and your family to live your best lives – after all, we only get one, people.

New From: $21.99 ($2.20 / Ounce) In 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!

Don't Go Nuts Roasted Soybean Spread, Chocolate, 2 Count, Nut-Free Non GMO Organic (Grocery)

Don’t Go Nuts Roasted Soybean Spread, Chocolate, 2 Count, Nut-Free Non GMO Organic (Grocery)

Features: 

  • Contains 2 – 16 Ounce Containers
  • 2x more Protein and 2/3 less sugar than chocolate hazelnut spreads – big Chocolate taste!
  • WINNER Delicious Living’s “Best Spread”
  • Nut Free, SCHOOL SAFE, Gluten Free, Organic, Non-GMO, Vegan. Made in our own dedicated nut-free, gluten-free facility

New From: $17.16 ($0.54 / Ounce) In Stock

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

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

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] 16 Ounces|1 Pack. No Peanuts, No Tree Nuts. Sunflower, Chia, Flaxseed, Pumpkin, Hemp Hearts. Low Carb, Keto, Non-GMO, Omega-3, Omega-6, Allergy-Friendly. (Unknown Binding)

Beyond the Equator – 5 Seed Butter [Chocolate] 16 Ounces|1 Pack. No Peanuts, No Tree Nuts. Sunflower, Chia, Flaxseed, Pumpkin, Hemp Hearts. Low Carb, Keto, Non-GMO, Omega-3, Omega-6, Allergy-Friendly. (Unknown Binding)

Features: 

  • LESS SUGAR – Our chocolate Seed Butter has 75% less sugar than our chocolate-hazelnut competitors.
  • STOP WORRYING ABOUT FOOD ALLERGIES – Top 8 allergen free & produced in a dedicated facility free from peanuts, tree nuts, soy, gluten, dairy, egg, fish, shellfish and sesame.
  • BOOST YOUR ENERGY AND STRENGTH – Our seed blend 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 – Our seeds are sustainably grown with 80% less water than almonds.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE – Please be sure to message us if you have any issues with your order and we’ll get it fixed!

New From: $11.49 ($0.72 / Ounce) In Stock

Soom Foods Chocolate Tahini Halva Spread 12oz (Pack of 2) | Silky Smooth Texture for Baking, Desserts, Hummus | Vegan, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free

Soom Foods Chocolate Tahini Halva Spread 12oz (Pack of 2) | Silky Smooth Texture for Baking, Desserts, Hummus | Vegan, Nut-Free, Gluten-Free

Features: 

  • The NEW Pantry Staple to curb your sweet tooth.
  • HEALTHY CHOICE: 67% less sugar than the leading chocolate spread.
  • DIET APPROVED: Vegan, Kosher, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free Diets.
  • HIGHEST QUALITY: Velvety smooth semi-sweet chocolate spread with a hint of nuttiness from nutrient-dense sesame seeds. Made with just three simple ingredients: Soom Tahini, premium cocoa powder, and powdered pure cane sugar.
  • MULTI USE INGREDIENT: Use in a variety of gourmet recipes or simply spread on sandwiches or toast.

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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