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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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jennifer winther says …

my daughter would love to make the cookies, and my son would love to make the carrot salad w almond butter dressing, so we'll have to do both!

Denise says …

I love making cinnamon oatmeal almond butter cookies. It's a great snack, breakfast treat, and overall healthy dessert that I enjoy. Would love the opportunity to make more of them for quite some time. :)

Marta Valdes says …

Make vegan almond butter cookies, or almond butter hummus!!

ardilla says …

I would add almond butter to a coconut milk curry. yum yum yum!

JenniferZ says …

I would make my babies the yummiest almond butter, vegan chocolate chip, banana & tortilla sushi rolls!!! One of their all time favorite treats :)

Julie Holbrook says …

Yummy Coconut, Almond and Date Balls...these are the absolute most terrific sweet and healthy treat on the planet! Almond Butter is the "secret" ingredient!

angela says …

Almond butter for chicken sate sauce! Almond butter to thicken stew! And almond butter to make cookies. Nom nom nom.

Candace says …

Is this almond butter raw? I love almond butter, but I rarely buy it anymore because it's so expensive. I use almond butter to make pad thai and I love it mashed with bananas and some agave and sea salt.

Mandy Glettler says …

The first thing I'd make with Earth Balance Almond Butter is sugar-free dark chocolate almond butter cups!!

Doreen says …

I really love PBJ sandwiches (haven't tried the almond butter) so I would make ABJ's instead.

Karen Distefano says …

Almond butter cookies with an Amaretto glaze

Caitlin Smith says …

first I'd probably just eat some with a spoon or spread it on an apple

Jena says …

Peanut-free version of a spicy Asian coleslaw for my friend who is allergic to peanuts!

Jc Wooten says …

I would toast some bread and just smother it with the almond butter. Or make a smoothie.

alh1203 says …

Banana Almond Butter pancakes!

amy whitesell says …

Since I have never tried almond butter before, I'd first have it on some toast. Then I would start experimenting with some muffins and see how they turn out. From there, the sky is the limit!!

Nic Barile says …

Almond butter, chocolate, banana, yogurt smoothy

Jennifer Reda says …

i'd keep it simple and put the almond butter on celery stalks. my favorite way to eat nut butters!

Barbara Walsh says …

My husband uses it in his smoothies and I use it (for myself and the kids) for Almond Butter and Honey Sandwiches with Apple Slices on Whole Wheat bread. yum.

Carol Cook says …

The very first thing would be to eat it on gluten-free toast or waffles! With sliced fresh fruit or preserves!

Kimberly Derossett says …

Whole Wheat Almond Butter Cookies! They sound so good and a great Fall-time or anytime treat!

Robin says …

I would make and freeze a ton of home made wholesome dog treats for my three border collies. We have seen Coco through two bouts of cancer and at almost 13 years old, she deserves the best...and Jack and Jibblet will do anything for food...

Caroline R Bain says …

I would probably use it in my Peanut Butter cookies. I've only used it on toast with some wonderful jam.

Jessica says …

Every morning I top an English muffin with nut butter and fruit! And maybe sneak an extra spoonful straight to the mouth....

carla says …

YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chau taylor says …

almond butter cookie of course

Haley says …

My famous spinach, banana, Greek yogurt, chia and almond butter smoothie!

Fiona O'Donnell Pax says …

The first thing I would make if I won some almond butter would be stir fry chicken and bok choi in a sweet chili almond sauce.

Michelle says …

The first thing I would make if I won a case of Earth Balance creamy almond butter is Almond Shortbread Cookies for the ladies at Women's Ministry! Mmm.. I can taste those cookies already!!

Stacy Miller says …

If I won a case of almond butter, I would be motivated to make some energy bars to pack for the gym and post school snack.

Rose Hughes says …

Love it on everything where regular butter used to go!!

Marilyn Hoffman says …

I would put it on apples for my kids...

Tamara Hubbard says …

Earth Balance is the BEST!!!

katie everett says …

I like to make two toaster waffles with almond butter and a banana in between. Yum!

Judith Lento says …

I would make my almond shortbread.

suzette puig says …

mmmmm- delicious in oatmeal with protein that i need

Ivy says …

Gluten free almond butter brownies!

Alina says …

I would use it in my oatmeal, whole wheat bread, and cookies! :)

Jeanette says …

I'm dying to try that recipe for the dressing posted above. It sounds delish!

Kerry says …

I always make myself chocolate almond butter cups (like Reese's, but better because they're gluten, dairy and soy-free because of my allergies)!

Sharon says …

I would get a spoon and dig into the delicious, delicious almond butter. I eat almond butter daily because I love the taste.

Eric says …

I normally take almond butter and saute with garlic and some olive oil and add shrimp and toasted sesame seeds. You can add some red pepper flakes for a spice, or some scallions when saute with garlic and oil for an added flavor. I would then mix together with a linguine style pasta and garnish with some fresh basil. Don't forget the garlic bread!!!

Mary says …

Toast with almond butter and honey would be my first indulgence.

James Zapalac says …

What’s the first thing you’d make if you won some almond butter? Vegan almond chocolate ice cream.

Julie says …

I'd make almond butter on toast for breakfast.

Karin leader says …

Oh everything I can....love this on bread, muffins, smoothies....

Tanya says …

First thing I would do is slice an apple and dip it in almond butter for the best gluten free snack ! Then I would make Almond Butter Basil Pesto Zucchini from Food 52. Took it to a potluck and it was a huge hit.

Kelly Wasson says …

Delicious!!

EW says …

I would probably try to make an almond butter & banana sandwich.

Carol says …

I would did in with a spoon!

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