Community Round-Up: Favorite Nut Butters!

It is no secret that I love nut butters, and you all seem to agree with me. (Did you know there are people on this very planet who claim they “don’t like” peanut butter? Is that some sort of medical syndrome? Is it genetic? Is it contagious? I don’t understand.)

I tend to stick to plain peanut butter and just flavor it myself using the spices and extracts in my pantry because it’s cheaper, but I always have major envy of the flavors I see my readers playing with. Thus, I asked all of YOU what your favorites are.

Your responses had me drooling!

Like me, most of you stick to plain creamy or crunchy peanut and almond butter.

  • @hisworkmanship.e210 [Instagram] Peanut Delight makes a natural peanut butter that is good with pears. Basically, peanut butter makes everything peanut better 🙂
  • Christina [Facebook] For baked and stovetop oatmeal, my favorites are Smart Balance creamy peanut butter and Justin’s almond butter. I like to use natural nut butters with healthy fats, but do not like that layer of oil that occurs in most kinds. Smart Balance and Justin’s do not have that puddle of oil, plus you don’t need to store them in the refrigerator.
  • @healthyhappyeats_ [Instagram] I love the natural peanut butter from Costco and I eat it mostly everyday with baked banana oatmeal!!
  • Tiffany [Facebook] My local health food shop makes their own peanut butter – they literally grind it up for you then and there. It’s so fresh and delicious and has no oil, salt or sugar added. Heaven! My go-to oatmeal is Peanut Butter Banana Porridge with fresh berries.

>>Try my Nutty Nana Berry Oatmeal! nutty-nana-berry-008

  • Anna [Facebook] I love gingerbread&cinnamon oatmeal (+egg whites and sometimes chia seeds) topped with almond butter (Biona) and banana. Also raw cacao oatmeal with PB&banana is awesome!

  • Marina  [Facebook] I love Trader Joe’s Raw Almond Butter as a version of PB&J oats!!
  • @thekalestorm [Instagram] I love MaraNatha creamy no-stir almond butter on everyyyyything, but especially on chocolate oatmeal. That’s probably my favorite nut butter tbh. Then a close second is Smucker’s natural, organic creamy peanut butter. I use that a lot in baking and on sandwiches.
  • @greyvette0 [Instagram] I love Crazy Richard’s peanut butter!!! Made with just peanuts (no salt added) and an incredible consistency.
  • @thecoolcatfamily [Instagram] I love almond butter! And I love to eat it with banana oatmeal
  • Alex [Facebook] I love mocha oatmeal with almond butter, but lately I’ve been making chocolate lava cake baked oatmeal with peanut butter swirled in… oh man. I get hungry just thinking about it.

>>Try my Mocha Brownie Batter Oatmeal with Almond Butter! mocha oatmeal with almond butter (2)  

A few of you like unflavored varieties of other “speciality” nuts appearing on shelves.

  • Heidi [Facebook] I love Sunbutter sunflower seed butter on anything oatmeal banana, chocolate, apple cinnamon. Of course I’d eat Sunbutter on French fries…lol Yes it’s that good!
  • Chester [Facebook] cashew butter!! and i love thick rolled oats.
  • Tiffany  [Facebook] I also love Mayvers Coconut Super Spread, which is a blend of cashews, peanuts, Brazil nuts, almonds, coconut, chia seeds and sesame seeds. Again, no nasties and super yummy! I love this on my Coconut Persimmon Porridge.

>>Try my Coconut Persimmon Steel-Cut Oatmeal! Coconut Persimmon Oatmeal (1)  

And then there are those of you dabbling in flavors by brands like Mayver’s, Wild Friends, Peanut Butter & Co., Justin’s, and Nuts ‘n More.

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

4 Responses to Community Round-Up: Favorite Nut Butters!

  1. Cassie says:

    Justin’s, Wild Friends, PB2, Earth Balance, I love all of these brands! I also want to try protein nut butters because they come in such cool flavors!

  2. Thanks for all of the features, Lauren!! <3

  3. I loved this post! There are so many nut butter and oatmeal combinations that I have to try!
    (And I shudder to think about how hard this post must have been to format – well done!)

  4. Sandra Florie says:

    Wow! All of these favorite nutbutters sound amazing and definitely worth a try! I like how my indecisiveness was also mentioned in this post (@missbuech). XD I am very indecisive towards nutbutters because I am nutty for nuts. One of my favorites is NuttZo 7 Nut and Seed Butter. I get the nutritional benefits and taste benefits of 7 different legumes/seeds, but what makes me feel really good about eating Nuttzo is the philanthropy towards Project Left Behind, a nonprofit that helps orphans get the nutrients they need. I also love that Nuttzo is 100% organic. Pure organic nutbutters are definitely my favorites! The less ingredients, the better. The ingredients in nutbutters should just be the ingredients on the label: nuts and what ever flavor is added. Since I just ran out of Safeway Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter, I am hoping to try making my own cashew butter with the bulk bag of organic cashews I got at Costco.

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