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Brands of nutbutter

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 29, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Although nuts are something I use only as an occasional treat, I really miss my peanut butter & would like a replacement.

I just cannot get on the train of LOVING almond butter. I adore almonds, but almond butter tastes straight up gross. Same with cashews and cashew butter.

I've only tried Maranatha, and I'm wondering if people generally prefer a different brand. Seems like, if the only ingredients are ground-up almonds they should all taste the same, but I figured it was worth it to ask!

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on February 29, 2012
at 09:46 PM

I think if you're looking for a sub for PB, the organic unsweetened Sunbutter is by far the best product. It has a taste that's pretty close to PB and has a good creamy texture. I use it for "peanut" sauces when I make Thai food. It is high in Omega-6, though, so I only use it occasionally.

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

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on February 29, 2012
at 08:55 PM

yeah, Maranatha is the one that I've tried and don't like. I'm wondering if any other brand tastes different.

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on February 29, 2012
at 08:05 PM

Love the coconut idea! Coconut/mac butter sounds divine.

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on February 29, 2012
at 05:57 PM

Curious, are you eating the raw or the roasted? I expect the raw is better for you, but the roasted is tastier. I see from their website they have a "touch of sea salt" one as well.

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on February 29, 2012
at 05:53 PM

Yes, I agree the oil is definitely optional depends on what I end up using it for.

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

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on February 29, 2012
at 05:24 PM

they have Chia, Cranberry, Cherry, Blueberry Butter??? Holy YUM....

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on February 29, 2012
at 03:16 PM

Just wanted to say that I can make delectably smooth coconut butter without adding the oil, so it's not necessary at all (unless you're using a crappy processor or a crappy brand of coconut, or both) but I do like to add some because it's tastier and more filling that way, and tastier than eating the oil by the spoon.

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

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on February 29, 2012
at 01:56 PM

Dave, I do have a jar of natural PB in my cupboard and it calls to me daily. I'm going to pour off all of the oil & replace it with melted Kerrygold.....which will (in my head, at least) excuse my indulging every now and then.

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

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on February 29, 2012
at 01:55 PM

I have done sunbutter, which is sooo goooood. It's probably the closest to PB that I've found.

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on February 29, 2012
at 01:22 PM

Frankly, nothing really subs for PB in my opinion. I eat it once in a while. I'm kinda like meh on all the nut butters. Maybe that's a good thing on a low reward plan (haha).

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F514c59692c45189d46cc01c34961153

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on February 29, 2012
at 01:19 PM

Organic Unsweetened Sunbutter! High in O6 though, use with discretion. Or make your own, tons of recipes out there. http://www.sunbutter.com/products-organic.php

Also, try coconut nut butter. Mix coconut meat,oil to make coconut butter then add in some of your favorite nuts. Macadamia and almonds usually work best. Its great because you usually consume less nuts this way. Grind it all up in a blender/food processor/whatever works.

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

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on February 29, 2012
at 01:55 PM

I have done sunbutter, which is sooo goooood. It's probably the closest to PB that I've found.

F514c59692c45189d46cc01c34961153

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on February 29, 2012
at 05:53 PM

Yes, I agree the oil is definitely optional depends on what I end up using it for.

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on February 29, 2012
at 08:05 PM

Love the coconut idea! Coconut/mac butter sounds divine.

D8f58eba263277ec6119293137b85b02

(1071)

on February 29, 2012
at 03:16 PM

Just wanted to say that I can make delectably smooth coconut butter without adding the oil, so it's not necessary at all (unless you're using a crappy processor or a crappy brand of coconut, or both) but I do like to add some because it's tastier and more filling that way, and tastier than eating the oil by the spoon.

E36cb992cf0a5eba8b97a359c15f38b3

(4347)

on February 29, 2012
at 09:46 PM

I think if you're looking for a sub for PB, the organic unsweetened Sunbutter is by far the best product. It has a taste that's pretty close to PB and has a good creamy texture. I use it for "peanut" sauces when I make Thai food. It is high in Omega-6, though, so I only use it occasionally.

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on February 29, 2012
at 07:59 PM

Give up on the idea of nut butter entirely for a month or two, then try it again. It may taste better when you're not doing a direct taste comparison.

I also agree about both the Sunbutter (which we had to stop buying because it got eaten up too fast long before paleo) and the coconut/nut butter - I made homemade almond butter with a cup of shredded coconut and a little salt thrown in, and it turned out very yummy.

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on February 29, 2012
at 02:26 PM

I was about to recommend Sunbutter. Looks like everyone else already has. =)

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on February 29, 2012
at 10:02 PM

The Maranatha almond butter I tried was absolutely horrible. Really my favorite almond butter is the stuff I grind myself at the grocery store. Delicious.

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on February 29, 2012
at 09:57 PM

Did the jar of Marantha have some sugar? They've got 2 types, the all-natural kind and the regular one. The sugar will make a big difference in how they taste to you. Since you said you really miss your peanut butter, I'm wondering if you're used to PB with a bit of sugar thrown into the mix... then of course a nutbutter consisting of only nuts won't taste as good to you.

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on February 29, 2012
at 09:18 PM

Justin's Nut Butter is delicious. It comes in packets! Like little ketchup packets of nut butter. Most are almond, but there are also hazelnut varieties. Maple almond is the best if you can handle a little sugar.

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on February 29, 2012
at 08:54 PM

Barney Butter Almond butter is my favorite. I have tried many of the commercially availalable ones and it seems to be, to me, the closest to pb. it is spectactular on apples too! We use creamy and crunchy. I mainly keep it for my son as I havent fully switched him to paleo but have swapped out many of his foods. Hope you enjoy.

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on February 29, 2012
at 08:42 PM

I get organic raw almond butter from Maranatha which I buy at Whole Foods. I could literally eat half a jar in one sitting.

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

(2178)

on February 29, 2012
at 08:55 PM

yeah, Maranatha is the one that I've tried and don't like. I'm wondering if any other brand tastes different.

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on February 29, 2012
at 08:22 PM

Check out The Edible Perspective for some homemade nut butter recipes. Ashley has a lot of them on her site- maybe not all paleo, but they will give you some good ideas as to what you can add to make new flavors.

http://edibleperspective.com/

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on February 29, 2012
at 04:16 PM

I love www.livingtreecommunity.com they have tons of different nut and seed butters and it's all organic and the texture is AMAZING. I love their brazil nut butter and they even did a peice on paleo in their newsletter this week :)

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

(2178)

on February 29, 2012
at 05:24 PM

they have Chia, Cranberry, Cherry, Blueberry Butter??? Holy YUM....

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on February 29, 2012
at 02:35 PM

This is by far the best I have ever had. Of course, it is a matter of personal preference.

http://www.quailoaksranch.com/

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