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Earth Balance Almond Butter

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who entered! Congratulations to our winner Robyn W. from Wisconsin! At Whole Foods Market®, we love sharing good food and drink. Whether it’s a peak-of-the-season berry, a team member creation from our bakery, sausages made in house or a new grocery discovery, we love celebrating great flavors and products. But we don’t just want to tell you about it; we want you to enjoy it too. So, we’re doing a series of summer giveaways through mid-August.

From sandwiches to smoothies to cookies, mighty almond butter can do everything peanut butter can; yet, not everyone has tried it. (The reason why is a hard nut to crack!) So, we’re giving away a case of versatile almond butter for summer’s last hurrahs and after-school snack preparations. Read on to find out how to enter to win.

Based near Boulder, Colorado, Earth Balance produces a line of delicious buttery spreads, shortenings, nut butters, soymilk, soy nog, coconut spread and alternative mayo. Besides being flavorsome, we like their products because they’re all plant-based, vegan and made without artificial ingredients and hydrogenated oils. Bonus: because they are made without gluten, lactose and eggs, Earth Balance products offer a delectable alternative for shoppers with food sensitivities. We also appreciate that the company strongly supports the Non-GMO Project, and all their products are made without genetically modified ingredients.

But let’s talk almond butter. Earth Balance’s Creamy Natural Almond Butter tastes…well, it tastes like almonds because that’s what they start with. You get all the benefits of fresh-ground almonds, expeller-pressed oils and ALA Omega-3-rich flaxseed before they round it all out with a touch of naturally sweet agave.

Are you already part of the almond butter following or do you want to join the club? Either way, there are lots of scrumptious recipes that feature this lesser-known nut butter from breakfast to dinner. Here are a few favorites:

What’s the first thing you’d make if you won some almond butter? Tell us in the comments below by Sunday, September 9 and we’ll pick a winner at random to receive a case of Earth Balance Creamy Almond Butter.  

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Promotion ends Sunday, September 9, 2012, 11:59 PM CDT. Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada (except in Quebec, where it is void) age 18 or older to participate. Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited.

 

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Jim Nichols says …

I have never tried Almond Butter, so my 1st time would be spread on a warm slice of toast.

gail.nielsen says …

I will make all sorts of delicious almond treats for the bake sales at school. Then, I will put it inside a pita, with some amazing Bonne Maman jelly! And I will use it for my husband's lunches, since he has a peanut allergy. I hope I win! :)

linda8kay says …

Just like you can't have a cheeseburger without cheese, so you can't have healthy yumminess without almond butter. There's so much you can do with that creamy piece of nutritional heaven....my oh my! But everyone has a personal favorite... It's a nice morning, and I want some pancakes. The thought enters my head and my abs scream, "No!" Ah, but the almond butter in the pantry gives me a wink: "No worries; I got ya covered." Now, let's do this together! Take Oatmeal, Egg Whites, Cottage Cheese, and Almond Butter and throw it in the mixer. Once it has turned into a nice liquid, throw in a few Mixed Nuts, just so there's a bit of a crunch in your creation later on. Put a tiny bit of Coconut or Olive Oil on a pan. Once heated, make the pancake/crepe-like tastiness - and be excited! Now, what to put on top of your pancakes/crepes? I have three options, according to taste: 1) Mix Cottage Cheese (Large Curd) and Chocolate Whey Protein Powder with a fork to get a chocolaty, thick mixture. 2.) Mix Plain Greek Yogurt and Honey to get a watery mixture. 3.) Love (LOOOOOVE) nuts? Mix more Almond Butter with Greek Yogurt (and, if you like it extra sweet, some Honey) - but beware, don't go nuts from all the nuts! Finally, position a pancake or two (or three or four) on a plate and put the the mixture of your choice on top. And for effect, place/sprinkle tasty toppings of your choice on top (slivered nuts, dark chocolate, raisins, bananas, cinnamon etc.). Enjoy! :)

Wendy Ireland says …

My favorite lunch - just keep apples and almond butter in my desk and munch away!

David Green says …

WOULF BE GREAT

Michael says …

I use almond butter for a great protein boost in my fruit shakes!

Susan Lovett says …

I would make almond butter cookies. My family loves them.

Christy Cooper says …

sound's yummy would love to win and try

Lynn says …

Yum!

Casey Miller says …

Cookies for school lunches!!!

Oren Kalmus says …

Simple answer! I'd blend up some iced Almond Butter, Banana, Agave and Chocolate Almond milk milkshakes! Stop drooling...

Mary says …

Chocolate oatmeal cookies!

Stephanie Vollowitz says …

almond banana smoothie, cookies, kids school sandwiches, daddy sandwiches, mommy sandwiches, snacks, etc etc etc

Sharon says …

Almond butter cookies!

Stephanie says …

I've been stirring almond butter into steel cut oats cooked in unsweetened vanilla almond milk, seasoned w/ vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Then I top it with pears. DE-LISH!

kathleen says …

I've been wanting to make a raw version of Reese's PB cups, so I'd be very excited to make K's AB cups and share the love around!

Florina says …

Almond butter has incredible potential in so many recipes. If I had a case of almond butter I would probably just scoop it and eat it right out of the jar. It's filling, energizing and amazingly delicious. Please pick me!!

Lorraine Sabio says …

I would use the almond butter as a major ingredient in my Apple Crisp to make it really tasty and healthy!

mara robinson says …

I would make roll out cookies

Sarah Hensel says …

I would make carmel corn with almond butter...it's fantastic.

Katie says …

Get spoon. Open jar. Devour. :)

Jackie Adams says …

First, last and always...almond butter on a rice cake.

Kara T says …

I LOVE almond butter, mostly on my oatmeal. But if I won a case I would make some almond butter drop cookies- so simple and delicious!

Audra says …

The first thing I would make with almond butter is banana bites. I would slice some apples and dip them in. I love fresh fruit with almond butter.

Kate says …

Almond butter cookies!

Elizabeth Wagenschutz says …

Green monster smoothies with spinach, almond milk and frozen banana

Mary Westphal says …

Almond butter truffles made with crisped rice cereal, served with fresh apple slices. YUM!!!!

Julia Vo says …

What, other than eating it right out of the jar with a spoon? I'd put it on EVERYTHING...toast, fruit, crackers, tortillas, my tongue...

Linda Manner says …

I love sandwiches made on multi grain bread with Rasberry jam

Lori Cranfill says …

I love almond butter and put it in my smoothie every morning. It helps me stay on my vegan diet. :)

michael ruben says …

almond butter cupcakes

Myra Sarikaya says …

Indonesian no-peanut satay sauce 1/4 cup almond butter 1 cup almond milk 1 tsp. sambal (red pepper sauce) Fresh garlic to taste Fresh ginger to taste 1 Tbsp. brown sugar Salt to taste Delicious with brown rice and green beans.

pat kaminsky says …

I make a healthy and delicious power bar, with many seeds, grains and dried fruits in which I'm currently substituting peanut butter for almond butter. I'd love to prepare it with the real thing.

beans says …

almond butter on a spoon

LARK says …

I think I would go straight for the cookie-making. Jammy cookies would be 'specially grand.

michael ruben says …

almond butter cupcakes with chocolate filling

Diane Dorey says …

I LOVE almond butter. I don't really make anything with it as it goes to fast, I just enjoy it. My favorite way is to eat it on taro chips. It is so much better tasting than peanut butter and so much better for you. I do ocassionally mix a little honey or maple syrup with it and put it in pita bread, but like I said, a spoon and I'm good eating it out of the jar.

Rebecca Gwinnell says …

i love to mix it into my oatmeal

Ashley Kipp says …

Grain-Free, "Flourless" Almond Butter Cookies! Chickpeas, eggs, almond butter, maple syrup, and chocolate chips, of course!! Add a little baking powder and pop them in the oven. SO YUMMY!

Beth Bailey says …

I'd donate it all to the school lunch program I run as a volunteer! There is a peanut allergy at the school now. Thanks

k.moore says …

I would eat it right out if the jar!

Barb says …

equal parts Almond butter, powdered milk (DO not add water!!) ,honey Mix. Put in frige for a few minutes, roll into balls and freeze. Yum. I used to make these for my kids when they were in grammar school. Couldn't keep enough in the house!

Jami Nelson says …

The first thing I would make would be a delicious raw kale salad with almond butter dressing. I would also make a smoothie with almond butter, almond milk, and bananas I would then make a batch of almond oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!.

Lorie bruzga says …

Almond butter banana chocolate chip cookies!

Karen Spivey says …

I think I'd make almond butter cookies first! I'm sure they would be awesome.

Maureen says …

I would eat it right out of the jar, put it on apple slices or bananas, or make an almond butter banana berry smoothie. I just recently started eating almond butter and am hooked on it!

Ashleigh Verdier says …

I would make dark chocolate almond butter cups using fair trade 56% dark chocolate melted with coconut oil and poured into candy molds filled with a dollop of whipped almond butter. Sinfully delicious treats done the healthy way!

Jeffrey Germaine says …

I would spread some of this almond butter ( crunchy of course !) on toasted whole wheat and drizzle a wee bit of my local honey. Yum !

Marika Ujvari says …

I have been coming to the Ft. Collins Whole Foods from Windsor just to ground almonds into almond butter. I love that stuff!!! I eat it by the spoonful for dessert, or have it on crusty bread with honey. Yumm!!! Can't live without it! Ever!!

Jennifer Crowley says …

I love this product...I use it everywhere--toast, smoothies and my walnut coconut bars! REally good product. Even my 4 year old son, who is very picky...loves it!

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