Peanut butter is something you’ll find in most households. It’s perfect for dips, sandwiches, making recipes, and straight off of the spoon. Yet, not everyone can eat peanut butter due to allergies. And, there are a few people out there who don’t like the taste of peanuts. No matter what the reason for your substitution search, there a plenty to choose from.
If you’re looking for creative and tasty substitutes for peanut butter, we’ve got your back. These are a few of the nutrageous replacements that will satisfy your cravings in no time.
You may not know this but almonds are an amazing superfood. There are so many health benefits but here are a few:
- They have tons of nutrients. With fiber, protein, healthy fat, Vitamin E, manganese, and magnesium – they’re one of the most healthy choices there is. Almonds also have Vitamin B2, copper, and phosphorus.
- Almonds have antioxidants. Antioxidants work to protect you against free radicals or oxidative stress. These free radicals otherwise cause damage to the cells and lead to aging, inflammation, and some diseases, including cancer.
- Assists with blood sugar control. Almonds have a lot going for them making them perfect for those with diabetes. They low in carbs, high in fiber, protein, and fats. They’re full of magnesium, which according to studies, people with type 2 diabetes do not have enough of. And speaking of magnesium, it helps lower blood pressure.
- Helps with cholesterol. Almonds not only reduce LDL (the bad kind) cholesterol but also keeps LDL cholesterol from oxidizing. One human study showed that snacking on almonds for one month lowered oxidized LDL cholesterol levels by 14 percent.
- Helps with weight loss and hunger. Since almonds are high in protein and fiber, eating them makes you feel more full. Not only that, but they have specific nutrients that help with weight loss.
As you can tell, almonds are truly a gift and almond butter just makes that gift better. And don’t think of almond butter as a plain nut butter. Instead, imagine Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter with gourmet superfood ingredients that include the aforementioned cinnamon, Himalayan pink salt, organic honey, and chia seeds. It really doesn’t get much better than that when it comes to one tasty snack that’s craveworthy.
Another tasty alternative to peanut butter is cashew butter. Much like almonds, cashews have a wealth of nutritional benefits. And, the taste is incredibly scrumptious.
Take a look at how “good for you” that cashews are.
- Cashews have the good kind of fats in them. These monosaturated fats are heart-healthy.
- They’re an excellent source of vegan substitutes. For instance, cashews make a vegan cream or use cashew butter in place of many non-vegan foods.
- Cashews boost the immune system. Zinc is associated with a healthier immune system and guess what cashews have? That’s right, plenty of zinc (among other things like copper).
- Zero cholesterol. We’re ecstatic that cashews have zero cholesterol and that makes them a choice for the heart-healthy-minded.
- No gallstones? Well, here’s one you don’t hear every day. Cashews and of course, cashew butter, helps prevent gallstones. This is because eating nuts just like cashews lowers the risk!
- Lots of antioxidants. Just like almonds and almond butter, cashews are a source of antioxidants. They contain Vitamin E and Vitamin K, among other free-radical fighting antioxidants.
Peanut butter is a recognizable mainstay and almond butter isn’t far behind. But cashew butter is another substitute for peanut butter that’ll knock your socks off.
Take for instance Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter or the Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter. Cardamom Cashew Butter is made with organic honey, and both flavors feature organic stevia on the label as natural sweeteners. Ingredients such as chia seeds, cardamom, coconut, and Himalayan pink salt are then added to perfectly balance the sweetness and elevate the overall sensory experience. And an experience, it is. You’ll love this one right out of the jar – we guarantee it.
Sunflower Seed Butter
Another excellent substitute for peanut butter isn’t a nut at all. Instead, seed butter features deliciously natural roasted sunflower seeds mixed into a sweet and flavorful gourmet spread.
Just like peanut butter, it’s perfect for snacks, spreading, and just eating right out of the jar.
Check out Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter. It’s a low-calorie treat, full of fiber and protein, and well, it’s totally yummy.
Use it with smoothies and recipes that call for peanut butter or make the tried and true seed butter and jelly sandwich. Haven’t heard of a seed butter and jelly sandwich? With ingredients like cinnamon, Himalayan pink salt, organic honey, and crunchy chia seeds – you’ll wish you had sooner.
And best of all, this is an ideal option for those with nut allergies.
Taste the Difference
Whether you need a substitute for peanut butter or just want to try something new, these options are healthy and tasty. One takeaway is that you can easily increase the potassium, iron, and magnesium in your diet by consuming nut and seed butters instead of oils.
Our line of spreads not only tastes great, but the all-natural, non-GMO and gluten-free qualities are fantastic for you with no chemicals or preservatives. And remember, a delicious spoonful of Betsy’s Best can stand alone, but it’s also the perfect addition to a variety of food items. It makes recipes of all kinds taste better.