Get your spoon ready. We've found the most unique seed and nut butters out there. Someone had to take on the challenge, so I gladly raised my hand. Our list explains the flavors of my favorite American made peanut butter, and other unique nut butters. Some of the flavor combos will surprise and shock you. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it. (The brands are listed in no particular order, other than alphabetically.)
American Made Nut Butters
88 Acres is whipping up seed butter outside of Boston Massachusetts using New England sourced ingredients. The brand was born after its founder Nicole, was on her fourth date with her now husband Rob, and he almost died at dinner when his meal was cross-contaminated with nuts. The brand offers those with nut allergies tasty treats that are all nut free. 88 Acres Vanilla Spice Seed Butter makes it so that you can still enjoy the texture and consistency of nuts, without actually using nuts in the ingredients. The seed butter made with all organic products including sunflower seeds, evaporated cane sugar, expeller pressed sunflower oil, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt. It's rich, decadent, and perfectly sweetened and flavored.
Barney Butter Raw + Chia is amazingly smooth, creamy, and flavorful almond butter blend. I particularly love this almond butter for it's bold almond taste with a hit of crunchiness and added protein from the chia seeds. What's really great is that these butters are made in an almond ONLY facility. Barney Butter gets its almonds from California, the same state where the butters are made.
Chai spice isn't just made for lattes anymore. Big Spoon Roasters offers you the chance to eat your favorite chai spices. The Chai Spice Nut Butter combines American agriculture in the form of peanuts, almonds, and wildflower honey with traditional tea spices of the Indian subcontinent, where “chai” is simply a word for “tea” in Hindi. The Chai Spice mixture is a traditional combination of Masala Chai blend of cardamom, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, and black pepper. These spices are slowly mixed with fresh-roasted, freshly milled peanuts and almonds before adding local wildflower honey and sea salt to create a bright, complex burst of flavor in every spoonful.
Blue Mountain Organics is a premier provider of certified organic, raw nut butters. It's all in the flavor when it comes to these raw and organic nut butters. Rather than roasting the nut butter, the Better Than Roasted (BTR) process they use maximizes the bioavailability of essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients in our nuts and seeds. Since there is only one ingredient, brazil nuts, in this nut butter, this process is essential since it removes bitterness and concentrates flavor, which yields a sweeter and more intense and flavorful nut butter.
Halva is hella good, and Brooklyn Sesame is THE source for spreadable sesame paste. The Halva Spread with Cocoa and Sea Salt offers the perfect balance of nuttiness and sweetness. It's a truly unique mouth experience and one I highly recommend to indulge in, over and over. This spread is made in small batches in Brooklyn, New York.
Buff Bake offers protein packed nut butters in your favorite flavor combinations, like cookie, chocolate chip, and snickerdoodle. Each nut butter blend has whey protein for a total of 11 grams of protein per serving, making it perfect for those trying to pack in the protein. I personally love making morning smoothies with this nut butter since it has added protein.
Slightly sweet, creamy and smooth COnut Butter Maple Cinnamon Almond Spread makes our list as one of the best clean nut butters we've tried. It's perfect for adding to smoothies, eating by the spoonful or drizzling on top of your favorite granola or yogurt. This nut butter is Paleo friendly and made with slow roasted almonds, organic cold-pressed coconut oil, cinnamon and organic maple syrup.
Crazy Go Nuts offers sweet and savory nut butters all made with a base of walnuts. We couldn't miss listing Crazy Go Nuts walnut butter with you; these flavors are some of the most unique we've seen. The Garlic Parmesan is complex and flavorful nut butter made with simple ingredients including walnuts, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, spices, and salt. It's perfect to use on pizza.
Crazy Richard's keeps it very simple so you will never have to wonder what's in the jar. All its nut butters are made of only nuts. They offer 100% peanut butter, 100% almond butter, and 100% cashew butter. Crazy Richard's is a family-owned, certified B Corporation based in Dublin, Ohio. Crazy Richard’s believes in nurturing families and the next generation and that’s why they donate 10 percent of profits to causes that promote children’s wellness.
Eliot's Adult Nut Butter proves that peanut butter isn't just for kids. Indulge in the Honey Chipotle Peanut Butter, and you'll never want to put the spoon down. This nut butter is the absolute perfect balance of sweet and spicy. I'm not a fan of spicy food, but the spiciness of the pepper is so faint and linger only at the end of each bite. I promise you'll love it as much as I do!
Julie's Real makes real good paleo friendly, gluten-, soy-, dairy-, peanut-free, and non-GMO nut butters. My favorite is the Coconut Vanilla Bean Cashew Butter that is made with dry roasted cashews, unsweetened coconut, organic honey, virgin coconut oil, cinnamon, ground vanilla beans, and sea salt. It's rich, creamy, and true to flavor without being overly sweet. It's hard to put the spoon down once you open this jar!
I would never have thought I'd like maple almond butter. It just didn't seem like something I'd be into since I don't get excited about maple. I have to say, I think Justin's Maple Almond Butter has my heart. It's a true maple taste and adds complexity and sweetness to smooth almond butter. You won't stop at just one spoonful.
Why, hello! It's nice to meet you, Kalat Superfood's Blueberry Cinnamon Walnut nut butter offspring. I cannot get enough of this Paleo and Whole30 friendly nut butter. I love the fact that dates are used as the sweetener. With only REAL ingredients, (roasted almonds, walnuts, dates, blueberries, organic coconut oil, organic cinnamon, sea salt, and added vitamins) this nut butter is sure to please. Kalat Superfood makes all its butter in Colorado.
I'm nuts about Naturally Nutty Organic Pepita Sun Seed Butter. Please excuse my corny nut joke – I couldn't help myself. I also couldn't help repeatedly spooning this butter directly into my mouth like it was my job. The robust mix of pumpkin, sunflower, and flax seeds coupled with vanilla, allspice, and cinnamon tastes as if you were eating pumpkin pie. Gosh, it is so divine! Naturally Nutty makes its butters in Traverse City, Michigan.
This is perfect for those with nut allergies since this is a seed butter, and does not contain nuts.
If you love coconut butter, you'll become a huge fan of Nikki's Coconut Butter, just like I did. Get all the benefits of coconut butter, with even more flavor. My favorite is the Honey Pecan Pie, which is a mix of Organic Coconut, Roasted Pecans, Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Honey, Organic Vanilla, Cinnamon, Sea Salt. The texture is similar to coconut oil, so I love adding it to my morning bulletproof coffee for a healthy homemade caffeine fix.
It's nutty to think about all the ingredients in Saratoga Peanut Butter Company Adirondack Jack. (I'm sorry for cracking more nut jokes…) No jelly is necessary with this peanut butter. It's full of sweet additions like dried cranberries, cinnamon, and honey, while the flax and sunflower seeds give the nut its crunch and varied texture. With a name like Adirondack Jack, it seems like the perfect accompaniment to a day outdoors.
Like the name says, Yumbutter it sure is yum! I love the almond butter which has with goji berries, chia and hemp seeds in it too. These tasty additions create the perfect texture, with just the right amount of sweetness too. All their nutbutter is GMO-free and gluten-free. Yumbutter is on a mission too – it founded the BuyOne:FeedOne campaign. By partnering with the non-profit Primeros Pasos, Yumbutter provided 45,000 feedings to malnourished women and children in underserved areas of Guatemala, so far! We think that's pretty impressive.
I'm giving you the green light to go nuts and try each and everyone of these unique nut butters. They all taste good, and they are all American made, so they feel good too!
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