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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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Cheryll Valentine says …

I would make an ice dream with frozen banana's and almond butter.. Yum!

Janine Conk says …

My grandson and I would make Almond Butter cookies and yummy energy balls! We love almond butter!

sparrow evans says …

blueberry smoothies!!!

Karin leader says …

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

Terri Kennedy says …

a healthy but yummy version of chocolate chip cookies

kevin says …

I will use the almonds as a glue and build a gingerbread house where all the homeless snacks can live.

mary says …

I've been meaning to try a recipe for flourless brownies that is made with almond butter.

PAT THOMAS says …

I would cut up a fresh apple and spread away! Then I would check out some of the recipies that I saw in the e-mail!!

Carol Hyman says …

so much healthier for kids to have then sugary peanut butter. Will give some to a shelter so the kids can get good nutrition.

Janice McCarty says …

I would put it on fresh waffles for a breakfast on the go. It would be great on banana waffles or apple waffles and very healthy

Alison says …

Dip spoon in jar. Eat. Repeat. Yum!

Janis S says …

I like almond butter on sliced apples or bananas, or crackers, or.......lots of things!

Michael Caputo says …

A yummy Gluten Free AB Smoothie (Almond Butter, Bannanas, Rice Dream, Soy Milk)...that's all you need!

Retsy Lauer says …

I would make my marinate with Almond butter, orange juice, ginger, cilantro & braggs Amino Acid. It works with all meats, veggies & tofu.

Danielle Corrick says …

Some of Elana Amsterdam's Paleo bread!

A. Lee says …

I make almond butter cookies. I also use it for a quick breakfast - take some English muffins, lightly toast them, spread with almond butter and top with whatever else (like slices of banana or apple or even sprinkled with chocolate chips).

Debbie Cox says …

I would try the cookie recipe that I just printed out! I also would put it in my daily smoothie - sounds delish!

Clint says …

I would eat it out of the jar with a spoon!

nora knight says …

maybe some fudge or cookies--

sherry taxman says …

Cookies. I do not like Peanut Butter; however, I love Almond Butter.

Kuniko says …

Spread it on some apple slices!

Krys Kagan says …

I would make almond butter cookies. Yum! It would be such a lovely treat for our son who started school this year (kindergarten). :)

Meghan A says …

Well my son just eats it straight, so out of the jar and into the mouth!

korgie says …

I LOVEEEEE almond butter and can't really eat Peanut Butter. It is fantastic on apples, on rice cakes as well as with JAM! Especially like it on Waffles! And it's a great source of protein! I make protein shakes with it as well. Never have tried Earth Balance, but looking forward to sampling it!

Nora Banner says …

I would make our favorite chocolate almond butter cups!

Jack Quick says …

Almond Butter Breakfast Wrap A healthy alternative to sugar-laden cereals, this nutritious spin on a breakfast burrito is easy to assemble and even easier to eat. Creamy and delicious almond butter with fresh fruit rolled into a whole wheat tortilla is a great way to start any morning. Ingredients: 4 medium flour tortillas 4 tablespoons almond butter 2 cups diced peaches 2 cups diced pears Cinnamon to taste Honey Directions: Warm the tortillas in the microwave oven; spread a tablespoon of almond butter on each tortilla. Divide peaches and pears between tortillas and sprinkle each with cinnamon; drizzle with honey; wrap like a burrito and warm over a hot skillet until lightly browned.

Peggy says …

I'd make Almond butter cookies for everyone on my block!

Elizabeth says …

Isa Chandra Moscowitz and Terry Hope Romero have a recipe for almond butter blondies that's crying out to be made in bulk and fed to everyone I know.

Stefanie Stoltz says …

I would use the almond butter to mix in greek yogurt with low sugar jelly and some fresh fruit and chopped almonds on top! I have made this concoction with peanut butter and I think it would taste even better with almond butter!

Lori Modrzynski says …

I would make hot buttered apple cranberry crisp with your yummy almond butter.

Anna says …

Almond butter/oatmeal/banana breakfast bars!

Meaghan H says …

Honestly, I would probably start out with an almond butter and jelly sandwich!

Sarah says …

Almond butter thumbprint cookies with blackberry jam!

Amanda says …

We go through a lot of almond butter since I have three young kids and my oldest daughter can not have peanuts! I make a lot granola so that would bethe first thing!

Luwen says …

AB&J!

Pammy G says …

I eat almond butter on Carrots!!!

Vera Duhart says …

We love almond butter in our house. BRING IT ON!

Julie says …

I'd make a stir fry sauce. Yum!

Susan Helmuth says …

I'd make some almond whole grain biscotti!

Helen says …

I'll bet muffins would be good made out of this!

Siri says …

I would make an almond butter banana and chocolate chip sandwich

Jessica says …

Almond butter cookies with coconut and chocolate chips; a k a Almond Joy cookies.

Adrienne says …

I'd eat it straight out of the jar...

Marina says …

I will make a sponge layered cake with almond butter spread and strawberries and blueberries in between the layers and a dollop of whipped cream.

Samantha Harris says …

make my 21 month old almond butter and jelly sandwiches. He LOVES them!

Kendra says …

I would make almond butter cups! And some almond butter cookies.....

SBMW says …

A scrumptious almond butter, cherry chocolate pie

Mon says …

I would make a Banana Almond Wrap for sure! Take a tortilla, put a banana, granola, almond butter, and a dash of honey in it and roll it up to make a filling snack :) This is something I discovered on my college campus.

Norma Novy says …

The first thing I would do is mix some almond butter with a very ripe banana and add 1 tsp cocoa powder. Stir well until mushy. This make a wonderful and satisfying snack or desert.

Jenni says …

I personally enjoy eating EartH Balance almond butter straight from the jar as a protein source. I'm vegan and gluten-free and I avoid peanuts as I have a thyroid issue. But I would LOVE to try making peanut butter cookies with almond butter instead! My mom used to make all sorts of almond-based cookies, I'd love to revive some of her recipes as vegan/gluten-free/peanut-free :-)

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