Nut allergies are a very common occurrence. Some people may have a severe allergy or a small one, but either way it's best to keep nuts away. It is quite hard, however, to refrain from eating foods containing nuts, such as the beloved peanut butter.
My roommate has a nut allergy, so I knew that I would not be able to eat peanut butter in our room. Therefore, I went on a hunt to find some alternatives to nut butter so that I would not have to completely give up my love for nut butters. Here are 3 of my favorites:
Wowbutter is a soy-based, creamy spread that has a taste reminiscent of edamame. As is stated directly on the container, Wowbutter is "made in a 100% peanut, nut, gluten, dairy, and egg free facility"! Made from all natural ingredients with 3g of monounsaturated fats, 4g of sugar, and 7g of protein per serving, Wowbutter is an enticing and friendly-to-all alternative.
Instead of peanuts, sunflower butter is made from sunflower seeds. As you would expect, yes this spread tastes exactly like sunflower seeds. With 8g of monounsaturated fats, 7g of protein, and only 3g of sugar per 2 tbsp serving, this seed butter is full of nutrient-rich ingredients. My go-to sunflower butter is Trader Joe's Sunflower Seed Butter. Other sunflower butters that are worth getting are Wild Friend's flavored sunflower seed butters.
The great Speculoos Cookie Butter! Cookie butter is a delicious treat just like peanut butter. It tastes exactly like gingerbread and even includes bits and pieces of biscuit cookies. My go-to brand of cookie butter is Trader Joe's Speculoos Cookie Butter. With only 5g of sugar per serving, this luscious spread is wonderful for all to experience. You can also try cookie butter from Biscoff or make your own at home!
With four different variations, No Nuts Pea Butter is something I have never heard of. Maybe that's because it is only sold in stores in Canada. But have no fear because you can purchase this Pea Butter online here. There are also a multitude of positive reviews online at Amazon stating that this is a delicious substitute and often reminds people of peanut butter!
Tahini is made from toasted ground hulled sesame seeds. Tahini is commonly used in hummus recipes, poured over salads and pasta, and even in baking. It is also a nice nut-free alternative spread. Although not a very common substitute for peanut butter, it sure is one to try!