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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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Kellyann Cilio says …

Protein bars!... We mix the Earth Balance Almond Butter with agave nectar, brown rice cereal and protein powder.... Yum!... A great mid day snack or breakfast on the go!

Michael says …

This looks delicious! I'm going to buy and try the next time I shop! Mike

Krista says …

I always just take my fruit/veggies, dip it in almond butter THE EARRTH BALANCE deliciousness then roll them in quick oats. If it's fruit, a little drizzled honey or agave over it is scrumptious. Best part, it's a recipe easy to remember and it never gets old!:)

Suzanne Osborne says …

Where to begin? On a spoon, on fruit, in trail mix bars, muffins, sauce. I absolutely love almond butter.

Erin Goss says …

Anything with ice cream...melt and drizzle, cookie sandwiches, you name it! I also love frozen bananas whipped in the food processor, with nut butter. Delish!

David says …

I like to "make" a delicious and healthy breakfast with almond butter on toast (Whole Foods bread of course).

Diane says …

Right now I'm in the mood for something simple - almond butter and raspberry preserves on a whole grain cake such as rice or spelt. I could have a whole lot of those if I were to win a case of Earth Balance Almond Butter. <:o)

Jenny says …

Do I have to make something? I think I might just it out of the jar! However, there's an amazing Thai sauce that I make with almond butter. It rich and spicy and oh, so delicious! I would make batches of that and pour it all over everything I eat! I'd drink it if I could!

Amanda Dougherty says …

I'd make an acai bowl...I'd blend the almond butter with acai and top with granola, bananas and honey, yum!!!!

Sarah Fassett says …

What would I make with a case of almond butter? I would make my famous vegan almond butter cookies, almond butter muffins, and numerous batches of homemade granola bars; not to mention quite a few AB&J sandwiches!

Ange says …

The first thing I will make is a Hemp -Super Almod .. All fruit and Vegies Smothie :) to replenish my proteins after a long run of 24 miles :) .. yummmmy

Michelle says …

Nothing! I love eating it right out of the jar, or with apples or celery. I also spread it on toast in the morning, or crackers in the afternoon. I put it in smoothies too! To me, I love how it tastes just like it is!

alice chan says …

I love using almond butter in protein smoothies

Davie says …

I would have to keep it simple: spoon, almond butter, apple ... Yummmmmmmm

Deb Burch says …

Sounds yummy...I would make low carb snacks adding fruits and veggies.

Karen Bright says …

i do love the taste of almond butter and have now traded in my peanut butter. i use it in my smoothies to give them that special extra sweetness. its good on most things, ritz, apples, bananas,etc. its great!

Nance says …

I'll whisk up some great dipping sauce, combining Earth Balance Natural Almond Butter with hot sauce, soy sauce, and rice vinegar.

audrey reeves says …

make some whole wheat almond butter cookies.....they are FABULOUS !!!

hcm says …

Almond butter brownies!

Laura says …

Almond butter, honey, and brown puffed rice cereal balls: YUM!

Jane Miller says …

Smoothies!!! I add almond butter to peach, strawberry, blueberry, banana, cherry, chocolate and mocha smoothies. I also like to make almond butter cookies - substitute almond butter in peanut butter cookie recipe. And it's great on toast and right out of the jar. It's my fav guilt free snack.

Inga says …

I would use it in my retro Blueberry Buckle recipe...especially tasty in the crumb topping, I think!

melanie says …

I would make some cookies for my grandkids and me!

Liz says …

Basic: good bread, a toaster and almond butter!

Carol says …

I think I would have to try some Thai curry soup with almond butter in place of peanut butter, then I would have to make some almond butter oatmeal cookies for dessert. Both would be the perfect ending to a day in my book.

cynthia says …

Thank you for this opportunity to comment on the Earth Balance family of products. I have been using them for a little over a year, starting with the spread and trying others as my transition to vegan progresses. Earth Balance is my go to source for quality products.

bill mason says …

There were times when all my Grandmother could afford to make us for lunch was PBJ sandwiches with her homemade grape jelly. Sometimes in the Fall she'd dress 'em up with sliced apples or carrots at other times. Now i use whole grain bread, organic jelly, as was hers, and i've upgraded to earth balance Almond butter. That always brings back fond memories of her loving spirit.

Gino says …

Truffles made with honey, oats, sesame seeds, flax seeds, and chia seeds

David Molnar says …

Almond butter on chocolate ice cream, ... mmmmm.

Jim says …

Elvis sandwiches! Almond butter (sub for PB), bananas, and honey!

Erika says …

My favorite almond butter recipe: steamed tender greens (usually spinach or chard) with almond butter-white miso dressing.

Carolyn albertson says …

I LOVE chocolate almond shakes. I am doing a low carb diet and drinking lots of shakes. The almond butter makes me feel like I am "cheating", it s so darn good! And the dietician says a spoonful of almond butter will let me sleep better. It is true!

Laurie Scott says …

I 'd make noodles with a creamy satay sauce!!!

Laurie Carpenter says …

energy bars with almond butter, dried cherries, chocolate chips, nuts, coconut.....mmmm!

Gail says …

I'd make almond butter cookies

amy mayer says …

The first thing I would make is toast so i can spread the almond butter and enjoy the flavor purely!

Rosalba Gordon says …

I'll make an ALMOND BUTTER PARTY" with my family and everybody will try a recipe.

Ginny Welton says …

How exciting - I'd love to try the carrot salad with the almond butter! Yum!! Getting some almond protein and flavor with carrots sounds like a taste I would enjoy and would like to try on my family! Oh, I might just have to try making those Whole-wheat almond butter cookies, too!!! Yum!

Barbara K says …

I would pre fuel my morning run with some Earth Balance almond butter on some Ezekiel toast! Yummmm!

Peggy Fey says …

I would make gluten free almond cookies. I also love almond butter with English muffins or toast. It would also make some great apple dip with fat free cream cheese.

Erin says …

Banana Almond Butter Smoothie

Abbie Bishop says …

I would pull a jar for my retired DH and I and give the remainder to our Church's food closet! We feed over 350 meals plus each month of the year!

sarah says …

I have almond butter fingers... straight from the jar for me!!

MELANIE says …

This is our family favorite. Almond butter and jelly -ABJ. Almond butter and honey sandwichses or spread on WASA crackers ranks up there for a quick snack when there's not enough time to get anything else.

Virginia Jones says …

Almond Butter, and pear panni on apple raisin bread.

Lindsey says …

The first thing I would make with delicious Earth Balance Almond Butter would be baba ghanoush or hummus! I would use almond butter instead of tahini... oh it's lovely!

BRian says …

I'd make almond butter pig belly sandwiches!

helenlam says …

salad dressing!

Adam says …

Almond Butter Cookies are my favorite, especially the way my aunt makes 'em. Plus almond butter on celery sticks is a recipe I can even make!

ChrissieNer says …

I'd make homemade chewy fruit and nut bars and smoothies!

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