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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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Nancy Miller says …

I would make peanut butter logs, only they would be almond butter logs. I love Earth Balance everything! These logs are my favorite candy and basically the only kind I ever eat! I hope I win!

JOHN AULETTA says …

I make a great snack with almond butter and a slice of banana on a Grains First cracker. Delicious!

LaDonna Hopkins says …

I would make some almond butter fudge with walnuts or pecans

Patricia Dzur says …

great since I am attempting to go vegan

Valerie Kelly says …

Whote wheat crepes with bananas and almond butter!

Kristen Domingo says …

I would make grilled lemon-tofu skewers with a thai almond dipping sauce! 1/2 cup smooth almond butter 1 tablespoon good olive oil 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil 2/3 cup small-diced red onion (1 small onion) 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic (2 cloves) 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 tablespoons good red wine vinegar 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1/4 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons dry sherry 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice

Linda S. says …

I love making frozen banana treats dipped in chocolate. Slice bananas, put almond butter on one slice and then top with another slice (like a sandwich cookie). Freeze for about an hour. Dip in chocolate, and then put into the freezer for another few hours. Yummy!

Melissa English says …

Id make some delicious cookies and share with neighbors, then come home and eat with big glass of Milk!

Lisa Lawston says …

I will "make" my way straight over to the kitchen drawer where my tablespoon awaits to be filled with my favorite snack~ crunchy or creamy almond butter! Yes, I could throw some in my vanilla cherry protein shake or smear it on crisp celery or sharp cheddar cheese...or an apple or banana...but I'm really good with serving it up in a spoon and savoring the moment of delectableness...if that's even a word. :D

Scott P says …

Split organic fresh figs and put a dollop of almond butter on top of each

Linda says …

The almond butter apple snack sounds wonderful and so does the broccoli/bean sprout combination!

Theresa says …

Since I've changed my lifestyle habits completely, my main source of protein comes from natural foods! Almond butter is great, especially for those like me who workout. I use for a protein burst, smoothies and topping for celery. With that much!? I can try making deserts!

Linda says …

The almond butter apple snack sounds wonderful and so does the broccoli/bean sprout combination!

Paige Pelot says …

I would make smoothies and gluten-free desserts!

Roberta Stanley says …

Shortbread cookies. Replace the butter with almond butter. Delicious.

Kate says …

Almond butter cookies!

Kristin says …

Almond butter buckeye balls would be the first recipe I would make.

Joe R. Jacks says …

I'vs been eating almond and "other" nut butters for years. Earth Balance is delicious, and local! What's not to love?

Kristy says …

i would make a protein bar with Earth Balance Creamy Natural Almond Butter, oatmeal, applesauce, dried cherries, dark chocolate, almond chunks, chia water, ground flaxseed, honey & protein powder.

marc popkin says …

i would make a pound cake

Susan says …

I could go for some gluten-free chocolate chip almond butter cookies!!

Catherine Mathieu says …

i love Earth Balance almond butter on organic grahams with organic almond milk! THANKS FOR NOT using GMOs and supporting NON GMO project!

Tracy Ross says …

Almond butter cookies with chocolate chips

Margaret says …

I'd make an almond butter and banana sandwich, of course! --grilled and with a little honey if I was feeling decadent. And if I had a case of the stuff, I'd probably be feeling very decadent. :)

Mary Downey says …

I will be in the store tomorrow....can't wait to see it...

Wendy Chaidez says …

LOVe this product!

Rebecca says …

I would eat one gigantic spoonful, every single day, just so that I could make it last. Because it's just THAT good.

Chow says …

I love almond butter as much as anyone but honestly, I don't need a case. If I win, I will donate it to a deserving charity who does. Good luck everyone!

Thuy nguyen says …

Smoothies!

Jo Ann Villademoros says …

I have just recently started to eat almond butter and find it delicious on homemade bread topped with banana or apple. I also used it in my stirfry instead of peanut sauce...almond sauce. I

REDZ says …

I'd make almond butter tofu pie almond butter tofu agar agar agave or honey almond meal crust yum yum in Laguna beach in the sixty's peanut butter pie was a famous laguna dish... only place I've ever heard of it. It's very easy to make if anyone cares I'll give you all the recipe... redz

Natalie McAvoy says …

I would make almond butter brownies and my daughter loves to dip baby carrots in a mixture of almond butter and honey

Christine says …

I love almond butter! I would add it to my morning smoothies, pair it with apples and celery, spread it on rice cakes or eat it by the spoonful right out of the jar.

Tracy Ross says …

Almond butter brownies

Kerry Smith says …

The first thing I would make is granola with almond butter.... YUM!

Sherri Henderson says …

Almond butter and banana on sunflower seed bread! YUM!!

Daisy Ma says …

I LOVE almond butter! Anything from apple sandwiches to ants on a log (celery with raisins and almond butter spread in the grooves) to Thai satay dressing, almond butter is SO versatile! The first thing I would definitely make is no bake granola, almond butter cookies. I have used this recipe for over a decade and is a sure winner every time! Having a case of Earth Balance Almond butter would allow me to spread the joy---especially during Open House night with school just kicking off.

Angela Mende says …

The first thing I would make if I were to win a case of Almond Butter, is my mother very happy! She would tear into a jar and put a good amount on a piece of dark bread and that could be for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Thank you, Angela

Lori says …

I LOVE Earth Balance Almond Butter--eat it EVERY day on top of my whole grain sprouted spelt bread! w/ a bit of cinnamon! So great-- it is a staple item!

m lane says …

First thing I'd do is get a spoon and enjoy a mouthful!!

m lane says …

First thing I'd do is get a spoon and enjoy a mouthful!!

Dee Aybar says …

We love Almond butter all my family love all the products.!

Heisy says …

My weekly batch of energy balls for my kids lunches and snacks!

Andrew Berardy says …

Almond butter cookies!

Phyllis Leventhal says …

A spoon and the Earth Balance Almond Buitter is all I need.

Rosemary says …

put it on my toast in the morning!

Beth Slomjeski says …

I would definitely enjoy the almond butter on apple slices while my boyfriend uses it along with the smoothie ingredients - delicious protein!! :)

Karan W says …

I would make yummy almond butter snacks (like banana and almond butter bites) for my playgroup. We have a couple of toddlers with nut allergies and we grown to love this almond butter for the nutritional value and the peace of mind that it is safe to serve. The kids love it too!

Hannah Howle says …

I make a dressing for broccoli

Diane Mason says …

I'd make toast and put on a thick layer of almond butter....that plus a good cup of coffee, oh yeah.

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