Nine Nice Nut Butters

Peanut butter is a classic, but will this be the winter you branch out to explore some other butters? Denise from the St. Peter Food Co-op shares alternative nut and seed butters you can find on our shelves.

Pumpkin Butter

Pumpkin seeds (also known as pepitas) are full of magnesium, zinc, vitamin E and phytosterols (which may support bladder and prostate health). Made from roasted seeds, pumpkin seed butter might be a good alternative if you have a nut allergy. Perfect for breakfasts, baking, and it makes a good base for sauces.

Find it at the Co-op: 88 Acres Pumpkin Seed Butter

Chickpea Butter

Not a nut… not a seed… this spread is made with nutrient-rich garbanzo beans! Enjoy it slathered over toast, spread on pancakes or waffles, or as a dip for your favorite fruits.

Find it at the Co-op: Field Trip Chickpea Butter

Sunflower Butter

Sunflower seeds are good source of protein, fiber, vitamin E, zinc, and iron. Try making your own blend at home with this 6-ingredient, 20 minute recipe for Super Seedy Sunflower Butter via The Minimalist Baker. Too much work? The Co-op carries three different pre-made varieties.

Find it at the Co-op: Once Again Sunflower Seed Butter, SunButter Sunflower Seed Butter in Regular and Organic

Cashew Butter

Did you know that unlike other nuts and seeds, the cashew does not grow within the fruit? Instead, it grows outside, hanging from the base of a crab apple, called a “cashew apple.” Rich and super creamy, cashew butter is wonderful on bagels. It also works well as a peanut butter replacement in smoothies and your other favorite recipes.

Find it at the Co-op: East Wind Cashew Butter

Almond Butter

You love almonds on oatmeal and as a midday snack—why not grind them up? When compared ounce for ounce, almonds are the tree nut highest in protein, fiber, calcium, and vitamin E.

Find it at the Co-op: Artisana Raw Organic Almond Butter, Field Day Almond Butter in Creamy and Crunchy, Once Again Almond Butter, MaraNatha California Almond Butter


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