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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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Michelle Armstrong says …

I would love to make Dutch windmill cookies made with almond butter!

Jocelyn Graef says …

Oh, yum. I'd start with a sweet sandwich of two slices of bread spread with Earth Balance Natural Almond Butter. Then I'd toss a sprinkle of raisins onto one slice of the spread, followed by a healthy dose of crunchy tart minced apples (I'm thinking Granny Smith here). To top off, I'd layer some ripe bananas before I'd put the other piece of bread on top. Then I'd find a lovely place to eat and think about all the other ways I'd use my almond butter. I'm in heaven.

jerrell lewis says …

i would make cookies! and eat it with apple slices!

Sarah Gilmore says …

I would open a jar and spread some on apple slices for my two granddaughters and myself. For my grandson, I would just have to give him a spoon.

Sue Schnitzer Levin says …

Breakfast! Almond butter on an English muffin or bagel, from Whole Foods of course.

Katherine says …

Almond butter cookies!

Sue says …

I would make dishes like Thai almond butter noodles (my take on peanut noodles) or use it in home made salad dressings for my strawberry salad. I also like using almond butter to make snacks for the dog!

kaiskm says …

i have a recipe for almond butter coated popcorn i've been dying to try!

Catherine Scott says …

I would take a nice big slice of my homemade bread, toast it, and spread on a nice portion of Earth Balance Creamy Almond Butter. Drizzle with a bit of local honey, pour a cup of Leopard Forest Coffee from the press, and sit on the porch to watch the mist lift and the sun rise!

Cathy says …

Almond butter swirled in brownies...yum...

Rebecca Brockett says …

I would make ginger cookies with an almond butter icing. Yum!

Barbara Marks says …

I would make almond butter and mallow creme sandwiches!

Lori says …

Almond butter slathered on homemade bread would be my favorite!

Kenneth Klein says …

How about an almond butter and mango sandwich, on whole grain bread, of course?

jeff200 says …

Mmm ... Almond Butter Banana Bread :)

Lucy says …

I like to use almond butter to flavor hot cooked noodles, add a little honey, toss, and garnish with dried cranberries.

Patricia Chedid says …

Souns goohey goohey good- love almond butter- use it with my many gluten free recipes-

Sandy Nevels says …

I eat it on a spoon, in a sandwich, smoothie and in recipes for cookies.

Lisa K. McIlrath says …

I would make my carrot/cabbage/coconut/raisin salad with almond butter and coconut milk dressing. It has jamaican jerk flavorings along with lime juice to perk it, and is really good. Whey smoothies with almond butter are great, too! I'd like to develop a gluten-free almond cookie!

Paula Gillespie says …

Almond butter cookies and Almond butter balls--yum!!!

sarah c says …

I would make almond butter Brownies. I use boxed Brownie mix and mix in some almond butter for an added bonus :0)

Kathryn Senigaglia says …

Almond butter oatmeal balls. Rolled oats and almond butter, flax meal, coconut, and raisins rolled into little chewy healthy snack balls I could sneak at work. I exercise all day training people and get REALLY hungry!

Kristen says …

I love almond butter just by the spoonful but to share the delicious bounty I'd whip up an assortment of almond butter cookies to share and convert peanutbutter purists!

Candice says …

Eat it with honeycrisp apples!

JANICE DARAWSHEH says …

I bake with almond flour and almond butter weekly.Zucchini chocolate muffins and banana nut bread are just two of my favs . I also use almond butter on apples for snacks,in smoothies ,with chocolate and in granola bars.

Angela says …

Just lick with a spoon.

Barry says …

Almond Butter and Banana sandwich

Rachel says …

Chocolate Almond Turtles with Dried Blueberries for eyes! Great project for the kids!

Courtney Hummel says …

My boyfriend and I made almond butter and trail mix (more almonds, dark chocolate chips, peanuts, cashews, and raisins) vegan cookies as a reward for my first ever triathlon this past weekend! Needless to say, we are all out of almond butter ;)

Joan Krizack says …

My grandson and I would spread the almond butter on Coco Lite (pop cakes) and eat them at snack time.

Pierre says …

almond butter sandwich!

Karen Knor says …

If I won the almond butter the first thing I would make is : a toasted whole wheat English muffin and then spread almond butter on it and top it with fresh strawberry and mango slices. This would be heaven. YUM!

Ryan says …

I'd just spread it on some nice bread for a snack!

Joan Peters says …

the apples and almond butter and granola sandwich....

Denise says …

Dip my Apple Slices right in!!

Karen says …

If I won the almond butter the first thing I would make is : a toasted whole wheat English muffin and then spread almond butter on it and top it with fresh strawberry and mango slices. This would be heaven. YUM!

Jackie Stocks says …

I would make an almond butter and my homemade organice raspberry jam sandwich. I picked the berries at a local farm and made jam.

Beatrice goodman says …

I would use almond butter with banana slices on my homemade bread - we love my pumpernickel and rye bread. All the ingredients are full of vitamins and are very yummy - especially for the children.

Madeleine says …

I'd slather it over a slice of fresh-baked cinnamon raisin oatmeal bread.

Jared Palanzi says …

almond butter rice balls!

Danielle Andolina says …

I would make some blondies with the almond butter - mmm

Mike Maher says …

Looks good

Beatrice goodman says …

I would use almond butter with banana slices on my homemade bread - we love my pumpernickel and rye bread. All the ingredients are full of vitamins and are very yummy - especially for the children.

Heather Zakrzewski says …

I absolutely adore almond butter! I use it in so many ways butttt if I won a whole case of it the first thing I would make would definitely be some cookies I love using it to bake :)

Margo Sabater says …

I would make one of my favorite snacks - I take an organic rice cake, spread yummy almond butter on it and then top with sliced banana. Oh, sooooo good!!! and good for the body, too! I haven't met anyone yet who doesn't love these! I hope you do, too!!

stevie nolan says …

I would make my favorite: Almond butter and blueberry preserve on multi-grain bread! Simple, but just great!!!!

Amy says …

I ADORE almond butter and eat it on everything - toast, fruit, in smoothies, by the spoonful! YUM!

shannon jones says …

Spread all over a great piece of gluten free bread! YUM!!

Sarah says …

My husband loves almond butter and apple sandwiches for lunch! That is what I would make. :)

Benji says …

Love almond butter. On a spoon, in a smoothy, on a toasted whole wheat english muffin or ezekiel bread, almond butter cookies, nut balls, I never get tired of it!

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