Almond butter is popular these days for good reason. They’re high in healthy fats and pack loads of vitamin E, iron and calcium. Plus, for those who suffer from peanut allergies (or live with peanut allergy sufferers), almond butter is a much-needed alternative to traditional peanut butter.
Plus, let’s face it, it tastes great. Add it to smoothies, spread it on celery or eat it straight out of the jar, almond butter is a great addition to a healthy diet. Here are five brands of almond butter that get our lips smacking.
Barney Almond Butter
This almond butter is made from blanched California almonds to give it that silky texture. It’s also gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, paleo and kosher. A few added bonuses: It’s free from added sugar or salt, and there’s no need to stir before serving or for refrigeration after opening.
Justin’s Classic Almond Butter
Justin’s butter is no-stir, gluten-free, non-GMO and kosher. But you’re really wondering what the other six flavors are, aren’t you? (Classic peanut, honey peanut, honey almond, maple almond, vanilla almond, chocolate hazelnut.)
Legendary Foods Almond Butter
Pecans and almonds are both great sources of protein. This no-sugar-added flavor uses natural ingredients to provide the necessary sweetness. And “pecan pie flavored” almond butter? Here! Take our money! (Pssst. It’s also available in blueberry cinnamon bun, peanut butter cup, apple pie and chocolate banana flavors.)
Keto Nut Butter Fat Bomb
You’ll want to give this crunchy-style butter a good stir before serving (and even plop it in the fridge for a few minutes to firm it up a little). Reviewers rave about the flavor and texture, which comes from macadamia nuts, almonds, cashews, coconut butter, MCT oil and sea salt.
Barney Butter Almond Butter Snack Pack
Like many of our recommended brands, Barney Butter is made in a dedicated peanut-free facility, so allergy sufferers need not worry. These travel-friendly portions come as 0.6-ounce packets in a box of 24.
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