Almond Butter – All About Almond Butter

Almond butter is a nut butter made from almonds.

Where to buy good almond butter

We really like this almond butter from Azure Standard. The ingredients are simple: just almonds. 

Also, Costco carries natural almond butter for a very good price.

Is almond butter a healthy food?

Almond butter is high in fat and calories, but it’s also high in fiber and other valuable nutrients.

It makes a great substitute for butter on toast or a replacement for oil in cookies. Oil is a refined food and neither oil nor butter have the fiber and nutrients like almond butter does.

Be sure to buy almond butter without added oils or sweeteners.

Almond butter nutrition

Almond butter is more nutritionally dense than peanut butter and has less saturated fat. While peanut butter and almond butter are both high in protein, almond butter is significantly higher in calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin E, and fiber.

Be sure to buy almond butter without added oils or sweeteners.

Different varieties of almond butter

You can get almond butter:

with salt or without salt

toasted or raw

sweetened or unsweetened

with added ingredients (like oil) or pure almond butter 

How do you use almond butter?

Almond butter can be used just like you would use any other nut butter.

  • On sandwiches
  • Instead of butter on toast
  • To replace some of the oil or butter in cookies

Recipes that use almond butter

Banana Breakfast Bites

Strawberry Oatmeal

How to store almond butter

Unopened, a jar of almond butter will stay good on the shelf for 3 to 4 months.

Once opened, it’s best to store almond butter in the refrigerator to keep it fresh and prevent the natural fat in the almond butter from going rancid.

Note: The natural fat (oil) in almond butter will separate from the solids and rise to the top. Before using, stir the oil back into the almond butter.

Where to buy good almond butter

We really like this almond butter from Azure Standard. The ingredients are simple: just almonds. 

Also, Costco carries natural almond butter for a very good price.