Substitutes for Almond Butter: Your Best Choices

Substitutes for Almond Butter: Your Best Choices

Almond butter is a popular choice for many nut butter consumers. It also goes well in many recipes. Whether you prefer a different taste or have an allergy, there’s something for you. Here are some substitutes for almond butter that make up your best choices.

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What is Almond Butter?

For years, peanut butter was what everyone ate and still do. Yet almond butter came on the scene and has become an extra go-to nut butter.

Almond butter is similar to peanut butter in how it’s made. The creation comes from either raw almonds or roasted almonds. It is then ground into a spread, like peanut butter. Its similarities don’t end there. Almond butter comes in crunchy and smooth formulations as well as stir and no-stir.

Almond butter’s kinship with peanut butter has a lot to do with its popularity, but for many, they need or want a substitute. The great thing is that the substitutions we’ll be talking about are also similarly made. In addition, they have the same consistency and formulations, making them an ideal substitute. Lucky for us, there is a nut butter for all tastes and needs.

Why Substitute It In the First Place?

Now that you’ve heard about what it is and how it’s made, why would you want to substitute it? There are a few reasons.

Some people simply prefer the taste of other kinds of nut butters. And there are some who have nut allergies and need something else.

According to York Test Laboratories:

An almond intolerance is a set of specific symptoms brought on after eating almonds. Whilst most people can eat almonds in moderation with no negative health effects, people with an intolerance to almonds are likely to feel ill – although not immediately – after ingesting the nuts. Whilst individual factors apply, one reason for feeling ill after eating almonds is the body mistakenly identifying the proteins in the nut as foreign. This can happen if, during digestion, tiny particles of food leak out of the gut wall into the bloodstream, activating an immune response. The immune response can cause inflammation, which in turn triggers the symptoms of almond intolerance.

Peanuts themselves are really quite different from almonds. Almonds are tree nuts and peanuts aren’t nuts at all. Tree nuts include almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, and more. Some may be intolerant to almonds but can eat other types of tree nuts. Peanuts, however, grow underground. Whew, that all sounds like a test where you’re supposed to answer if some nuts are tree nuts but not all nuts are …..well, you get the idea.

What Are the Best Substitutes for Almond Butter?

If you looking for a substitute for almond butter, the choices are many, and we have some down right delicious options for you. You’ll love these so much, you may not even miss the almond butter.

Peanut Butter

The first obvious choice is peanut butter. It goes well in most recipes and has the same texture as almond butter. Like almond butter, you can choose between crunchy, smooth, stir, and stir-free.

And while peanut butter doesn’t pack quite the same health punch as almond butter – it is still a nutritious choice in recipes and as a snack. Both have unsaturated fats, fiber, and Vitamin E.

Make sure you find a healthy peanut butter like our Cinnamon Peanut Butter. This gourmet peanut butter has wholesome, delicious ingredients. The texture is to-die-for and the flavor – well, you’ll see what we mean when you taste it.

Sunflower Seed Butter

Another excellent choice is sunflower seed butter. For those with peanut allergies, sunflower seed butter is often used as a go-to alternative. It has great nutritional value with more monounsaturated fats than almond butter. It also has a good amount of Vitamin E in it and more folate.

The great thing about sunflower seed butter is that it doesn’t contain any nuts. Say what? No, really it’s an edible seed and not a nut at all. The taste is deep and delicious. It is less creamy than peanut butter but spreads easily and tends not to have quite as a thick a consistency as nut butters . Many really enjoy the roasted flavor of seed butters such as our Cinnamon Seed Butter with Sunflower and Chia Seeds.

This is an almond butter substitute ideal for dipping, spreading, and everything else you can think of.

Cashew Butter

For a heart-healthy choice that’s not almond butter, try cashew butter. It’s delicious right out of the jar and works well in recipes that call for almond butter. It also has something almond butter does not – and that’s Vitamin K.

What about the taste? Cashew butter has a natural sweetness to it. This makes it great to use as a dip or in your favorite recipe. Pairing this butter with jelly in a sandwich takes a traditional favorite to new heights. You can control the sweetness level by the fruit spread you choose, and you can even add a little mint for an extra burst of flavor.

Our Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter has a taste like no other. The texture has a slight crunch and the notes of toasted coconut make for a combination you’ll crave.

What Kind of Recipes Allow Substitutions?

No matter what you’re creating in your kitchen, there is a substitute for almond butter. Nut butter like peanut butter, cashew butter, and sunflower seed butter are like the consistency and taste of almond butter. While individually they have variations in flavor, they all work well in most recipes that call for almond butter.

For example, a recipe for Almond Butter Soba Noodles with Garlic Shrimp calls for an almond butter sauce. With the flavors being similar, this recipe an be easily altered to include a peanut butter sauce or cashew butter sauce.

The Best Choice in Almond Butter Substitutions

If you are looking for an almond butter substitute, you can’t go wrong with any of our Betsy’s Best gourmet nut and seed butter varieties. You won’t find anything in them but natural, non-GMO ingredients. You won’t miss the extra sugars, preservatives and unnecessary ingredients you’ll find in other products out there. Each of our nut and seed butters have a unique recipe that, you guessed it, you won’t find anywhere else.

Betsy Opyt, a registered dietitian, licensed diabetes educator, and certified personal trainer, started making nut butters in her kitchen. As people started trying them (her daughter is her biggest fan), our Betsy’s Best brand grew. Now you can see what everyone is raving about.

Betsy’s Best All-Natural Gourmet Nut Butters

Betsy’s Best All-Natural Gourmet Nut Butters

Betsy’s Best All-Natural Gourmet Nut Butters

Whipping together the best natural nut butter on the market today isn’t easy — it takes super-star ingredients and passion. After all, succeeding in the food industry is almost as hard as raising children!

If you’re looking for the best all-natural, healthy, and absolute tastiest nut butter around, Betsy’s Best gourmet nut and seed butters are exactly what you need.

What’s Nut Butter, Anyways?

Nut butter is one of the seriously tasty superfoods floating around the market today. Made from ground nuts and infused with nutritious, great-tasting ingredients, Betsy’s Gourmet Nut Butters are ideal for a healthy lifestyle.

Non-GMO nut butters are our bread and butter (literally!). We sprinkle in just the right amount of nutrageous ingredients to make sure that you can really taste the difference!

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Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter is as delicious as it is versatile. It works fantastically well in plenty of different foods — cookies, puddings, smoothies, fruit, just to name a few! Infused with only the highest quality natural ingredients, our legendary best Cashew Butter is low in sugar but loaded with flavor.

Are the kids too focused on those processed chocolate ‘nut spreads’? A single serving of that stuff can have up to almost 30 grams of sugar! A serving of Betsy’s Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter provides an even better taste at a fraction of the ‘sugar tax’ — as low as 3 grams of sugar per serving. Plus, the flavor is sure to make the kids change their minds!

It’s sweet in all the right ways.

Betsy's chocolate almond butter stuffed strawberries are a healthy snack or a romantic treat.

Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

What’s great about Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter, you may ask? Easy — it’s delicious, healthy, and totally amazing. This flavorful, best Almond Butter is perfect on everything from apple slices to yogurt to smoothies! The possibilities are endless with this delectable, low sugar nut butter.

Delicate hints of organic honey, organic stevia leaf extract, and Demerara sugar bring out the natural sweetness of this butter while keeping true to its superfood roots!

Cashew Butter

Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter takes everything you think you know about nut butters and turns it upside down! This savory, tasty Indian-inspired spread doubles down the versatility of our gourmet nut butters — it’s perfect on everything from breakfast flapjacks to dinner marinades.

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Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

An oldie with a twist — Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter takes that wonderful original peanut butter flavor and adds a touch of extra deliciousness! A dash of cinnamon, organic honey, and Demerara sugar enhance the natural sweetness of the peanut butter while keeping it perfectly healthy.

Chances are you grew up with peanut butter within easy reach. Sandwiches, toast, fruit, smoothies, sauces…it’s a true superfood! And who can say no to the smell of freshly-baked peanut butter cookies?

Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter

Who says alternatives aren’t as good? Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter is a great option for anyone looking for a tasty alternative to tree nut butters. You can use our Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter exactly like you would use our gourmet nut butters — it’s perfect on sandwiches, desserts, fruits, and more!

And, of course, you won’t have to worry about peanut or tree nut allergies. It’s a magical product!

Who is Nut Butter For? Anyone Interested in Healthy Living!

You don’t just magically develop a healthy lifestyle overnight! Make a change here or there, however, and you’ll start making big strides almost immediately. Seeds and nuts are synonymous with health benefits — why not use nut butter to nab those great rewards?

Nut butters are delicious, healthy, and perfect for anyone looking to support an active lifestyle.

If you’re looking for a healthy superfood to complement a busy life, nut butters come loaded with important nutrients. Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter sits pretty with an impressive six grams of protein per serving — if you can name a tastier way to get protein, let us know!

Moms, fitness buffs, foodies, and anyone interested in all-natural and non-GMO products are who we make our gourmet nut butters for.

Have a serious passion for healthy living and delicious flavors? Give our nut butters a try and feel free to make full use of our exclusive, 60 Day Money Back Guarantee. No catch, no hidden fees, just good honest-to-Earth business from a company that cares.

Registered Dietitian, Betsy Opyt, enjoys her own brand of gourmet cinnamon peanut butter.

And the Taste!?

We’ve got something for everyone! We hear it all the time — “Love at first taste!”. Nothing makes us happier than to provide wonderful, healthy products that the whole family can enjoy.

Of course, don’t just take our word for it. Moms, kids, and fitness buffs alike love to rave about Betsy’s Best — check out the reviews on Amazon and our webpage to see for yourself! After all, hundreds of five and four-star reviews can’t be wrong.

If you’re somehow not satisfied with our product, feel free to make use of our 60 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee.

Sweet and salty, try our incredible best Peanut Butter or Cinnamon Almond spreads. Less sweet, more savory? Consider the Cardamom Cashew butter. Toasted Coconut is amazing for anyone looking for that delicious toasted coconut flavor. Allergic to tree nuts or just want to broaden your horizons? Opt for the Sunflower Seed Butter!

Say Goodbye to Processed Spreads

A single spoonful of any of Betsy’s Best All-Natural Gourmet Nut Butters will have you tossing out that jar of artificial spread without a second thought. Low in sugar, loaded with important nutrients, and completely craveable?

Get ready to live the healthy, balanced life you deserve — why wait?

Food Integrity | A Message From Betsy

Food Integrity | A Message From Betsy

Food Integrity is very important to Betsy, a registered Dietitian and the creator of Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters.  Here is a message from Betsy:

Ever since I whipped out my Vitamix to blend together the perfect peanut butter with a sweet and salty perfection for my daughter, sourcing the highest quality ingredients has always been top priority.  If it is good enough for my family, it is good enough for yours!

Why Food Integrity Is Important To Betsy

As a registered dietitian I have a different outlook on the food industry.  I don’t look at profits and margins on how much my products can make.  I look at functional food ingredients that will nourish the body, flavors that will fascinate the taste buds and foster a feeling of connection with food that is good for you. I take pride in sourcing the highest quality ingredients knowing that although they may be more expensive, they are also better for you.  I may make the Rolls Royce of nut and seed butters but I try hard to make them affordable for everyone.  It is hard competing in the food industry where every cent matters and food companies do all they can to increase profits, even if that means compromising on quality and sourcing lower integrity ingredients.  That is why I saw an opportunity to grow a business on standards, quality and pride.  I want my butters to be different from the rest.  I want the taste to be outstanding, I want the experience to be one to remember and I want to go to bed at night knowing that what I am providing you is the BEST I can offer.  After all, I am BETSY and this is my BEST!

I am highlighting some of our top quality super-star ingredients that make my butters stellar.

  1. We source the third most expensive spice in the world, cardamom, to grace our Gourmet Cashew Butter with Cardamom.  Not only is this spice rich in flavor but rich in nutrients that can reduce inflammation and help with stomach issues.
  2. We source not just cinnamon, but Korintji cinnamon for our Gourmet Peanut Butter, Gourmet Almond Butter, and Gourmet Seed Butter because this type of cinnamon has a richer flavor and more robust nutrients.
  3. We select the highest quality Brazilian nuts to blend our Gourmet Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter and our Gourmet Cashew Butter with Cardamom for the creamiest and most flavorful cashew butter you will ever taste.
  4. Every single one of my butters is carefully crafted with chia seeds, the world’s most functional super seed and the star ingredient for our crazy crunchy texture.
  5. We source an outstanding organic honey that comes from the buzzing bees from the US, not from countries like China where many of the honeys that are used commercially come from.
  6. Our amazing almonds, that are hands down the best tasting, are sourced in beautiful California by our own US farmers.  Our sunny sunflower seeds come from North Dakota, and our US peanuts from farms extending from Arizona to Virginia.
  7. I choose to use a pink Himalayan salt for that savory flavor rather than traditional table salt, that is not only processed but lacking the minerals my pink salt contain.

I may be picky with the ingredients I use, but it is only because I want the highest quality for you.  If I am not my BEST when crafting my delicious Gourmet Nut & Seed Butters, then I can’t call my company Betsy’s Best. I want all of my fans to know I have your back and I won’t disappoint when I promise to keep quality in mind and will never compromise taste or health.  I may have to borrow that pizza slogan and put a slight twist on it, “Best taste with Best Ingredients!”

Yours in Health,




Here at Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters, we set high standards for what foods we fall in love with. We search and search until we find that special food that makes us feel happy and complete. There are a lot of fish in the sea, but here is how Betsy finds that one that is just right.

Three Great Reasons to Love Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut Butters and Seed Butter

#1 TASTE – Food that does not taste good is like a sunset without the sun. No one likes to eat a food that does not taste good. Along with taste, Betsy looks for her foods to have good texture and consistency. If the taste is good, Betsy will move on to the second item of the checklist.

#2 FLAVOR – Taste and flavor go hand and hand, oftentimes if it tastes good, the flavor is good. Betsy looks for flavors to be strong, but not too strong, and vibrant, but not too vibrant. This is a very difficult quality to achieve consistently. Flavor is something Betsy values because she wants eating to be an enjoyable and exciting experience, not boring and dull.

#3 NUTRITION – As a Registered Dietitian, nutrition holds the highest importance in Betsy’s heart. Ultimately, whatever Betsy eats needs to be giving her something back. Whether this is antioxidants, omega-3 fats or Vitamin E for healthier skin, Betsy will fall in love. A food that is tasty, full of flavor and healthy is the trick to winning her heart.

This Valentine’s Day fall in love with Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters. This is Betsy’s way of giving back to the food community so all of her consumers can find that special food. With Betsy’s Best, you do not have to compromise taste, flavor or nutrition. It is the best of all 3 worlds and truly is love at first bite! Whether you fall in love with the almond, peanut, cashew, seed or brand new Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter you are bound to find a lover that will never go away.

Holiday Gift Ideas For Nut Butter Lovers

Holiday Gift Ideas For Nut Butter Lovers

The Holiday shopping season is here!  The search for the perfect gift can literally drive people “Nuts!”

Well, here at Betsy’s Best, we have some “nutty” ideas that are unique and are perfect for fitness and health buffs, foodies, healthy-minded Moms, and especially any nut butter lover.  Betsy’s Best Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters are all-natural and Non-GMO-Project Verified, low in sugar, gluten-free, and most importantly, they are uniquely delicious.  So, if you know a person that loves great tasting healthy foods why search any further?  The perfect gift has been found.

Here are some great ways gift Betsy’s Best this holiday season:

The Perfect Stocking Stuffer:

The perfect stocking stufferDid you know a jar of Betsy’s Best fits perfectly in the toe of any stocking?  It does and it is much more exciting than an orange or a baseball. The nut butter lover in your life will truly be excited to find a jar at the bottom of their stocking.

As Part of a Healthy Gift Box:

A nut butter gift boxMake the perfect gift box for the healthy person in your life.  Buy a nice Holiday box and stuff it full of healthy and tasty treats.  With four different types of Betsy’s Best (Gourmet Almond Butter, Peanut Butter, Sunflower Seed Butter, and Cashew Butter) your box will be off to a great start.  What goes great with Betsy’s Best?  How about add in some whole grain artisan bread, and some all-natural low sugar jelly.  Your special someone will delight as they make their own PB&J Gourmet Experience!  Crackers, nut mixes, granola, and fruit all pair well with nut butters, too.

A Unique Holiday Party Hostess Gift

The perfect Holiday hostess giftHow many bottles of wine does any party hostess need?  Well, maybe a lot, but why not bring something truly unique?  Two jars of Betsy’s Best (maybe our Almond Butter and Cashew Butter) will stand out from the crowd.  Plus, they can be enjoyed by the whole family and not just the adults.  Slip the jars into any Holiday wine bag and you’ll be ready to make a grand entrance.

Office Secret Santa:

Secret Santa GiftFinding a gift for an office party can be a real challenge.  But, if you give the gift of Betsy’s Best we bet you will be hearing “Wow!  Whoever gave me Betsy’s Best, Thank You! That was my favorite Secret Santa gift ever!”  It’s good for you, it’s different, and it tastes amazing.

Holiday Cookie Exchange:

Holiday cookie exchangeLots of people love to bring their friends home-made baked goods for the Holidays.  Well, Betsy is here to help.  She loves cooking and concocting all kinds of recipes, especially Holiday themed recipes.  Here are a few of our favorites that will be sure to wow your friends this Holiday season:

Candy Cane Cookie Dough Balls

Holiday Peanut Butter and Peppermint Cookies

Other Fun Holiday Recipes:

Holiday Peppermint Smoothie

Betsy’s Best Eggnog Smoothie

Merry Chocolate Peppermint Martini

Almond Butter and Ginger Jelly Glazed Ham

Simple Healthy Smoothies

Simple Healthy Smoothies

Simple healthy smoothies are an important part of Betsy’s day. Smoothies are a customizable food that you can easily add to a healthy diet any time of day. Many people get hooked on making smoothies the second they buy a new blender, but quickly get bored with the same recipes. Since smoothies are the easiest way to get greens like kale and spinach into your diet, or possibly your kids’ diets, it’s important to know how to build the perfect smoothie so you can make endless combinations and beat that boredom stage!

How to make simple healthy smoothies:

Step 1: Your Base (1-2 cups)

First, add a liquid base to your blender. Try water, coconut water and unsweetened regular milk or vanilla milk alternatives (almond milk, hemp milk, soy milk, flax milk, etc.)

Step 2: Natural Sweetness (1-2 cups)

Next, add in fresh or frozen fruits such as banana, berries or mango, and sweet vegetables like already cooked sweet potato, pumpkin or squash.

Step 3: Greens (1-2 cups)

This is your chance to sneak in the amazing nutritional benefits of greens without even detecting the taste! Kale, spinach, collards or sprouts are perfect for this step.

Step 4: Optional Flavorings (per taste preference)

For excellent flavor that will “spice” up your smoothie without added calories or fat, add in cinnamon or nutmeg, vanilla or lemon extract, or unsweetened cacao powder.

Step 5: Optional Healthy Fats (1-2 Tablespoons)

To turn that smoothie into a well-rounded meal replacer, add healthy whole fats such as Betsy’s Best Gourmet PeanutAlmond or Sunflower Seed Butter, avocado, chia seeds or hemp seeds.

Healthy smoothies are one of our favorite ways to incorporate Betsy’s Gourmet Nut and Seed Butters. The added protein, sweet cinnamon and honey in each serving of Betsy’s Best make every smoothie completely delish! Try our Creamy Chocolate Hazelnut Smoothie for a creamy Nutella-flavored smoothie that tastes so good you won’t believe it’s healthy!