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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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funmi says …

i will make a almond butter banana smoothie!!!

elyse says …

I have this awesome low carb almond butter bread I found online. very good!

Nicole Federica says …

I'm pretty sure I'd dip straight into the jar with a spoon or apple slices, but as for a recipe, I've been dying to make an almond butter, chia, coconut, and oat breakfast "cookie." An amazing reason to get out of bed in the morning!

Nicole Buergers says …

Chocolate covered Almond Butter Balls, anyone?

Deb McGee Johnson says …

What would I make if I won a case of Earth Balance Creamy Almond Butter? The yummy-sounding chocolate almond smoothie you described above! My taste buds are already tingling : )

Karen Cummins says …

Honestly, its not what I would make as much as what I could do! Almond butter is almost 3 times as high in nutrient value (far better protein source) than peanut butter. With 5 children still at home who take a sack lunch to school I could more easily afford to simply provide them with an Almond Butter and Jelly sandwich for their school lunch! Or just some Almond Butter to dip their sliced apple in. I would rest better knowing I supplied my children with a more nutritious lunch! In addition, I am intrigued to try Almond Butter as an ingredient for a Thai Noodle Salad recipe.

elise says …

almond butter oatmeal cinnamon raisin cookies! yum :)

Cara Goedecke says …

I would make some almond butter and chocolate cereal bars as well as some modified thai dishes. Thanks for the giveaway!

Dianne Watson says …

I would make almond butter cookies and almond butter buckeyes for my friends. Normally I only use almond butter on toast and crackers because of the cost, but this would be a great new way to enjoy it.

Kristin says …

I've been wanting to try almond butter for awhile. It sounds delicious! I'd love to try it on a sandwich with strawberry slices instead of peanut butter.

Adrienne Harris says …

I'll make an old fashioned American sandwich: Earth Balance Natural Almond Butter, Whole Foods fruit spread and Whole Foods wholesome wheat bread.

Stacey says …

I would probably just grab a spoon and eat it out of the jar! I love almond butter!

Mona says …

I would make an Almond Delight smoothie!!

Lore says …

If I got almond butter, I would use it to make cookies! I like peanut butter cookies, but making almond butter cookies instead would be an interesting twist, especially with a few almonds sprinkled on top!

Nancy Childrey says …

I would make some toast!

Mary B. says …

The first thing I would make with Earth Balance Creamy Almond Butter is Whole Foods' No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies. I make a batch every month because they're gluten free and delicious!!

Lauren Kuzniewski says …

Almond butter cookies!!

robin sabourin says …

I love Earth Bound Natural Butters! I use them in my smoothies , sauces, marinades, and just plain ole peanut and jelly sandwiches which are anything but ordinary with Earth Bound natural butters!!! It makes being Gluten-free easy!

Larissa says …

I would totally make some apple sandwiches, those look delicious!

Chris says …

Nothing fancy. Slather some on a nice slice of bread. But if you want to get fancy, how about some wheat-free almond cookies made with almond flour and almond butter?

David says …

the apple sandwiches!

Dee Kerr says …

While I like peanut butter cookies, almond butter cookies sound like they'd be even better.

Lindsay says …

I love almond butter in all forms! The first things I'd probably make are almond butter cookies or granola!

Brennan McDavid says …

Im a long distance runner and I recently went vegan, so I would definitely use the butter to make some yummy homemade energy bars that I could take out on long runs. I've got a sweet tooth, too, so I wouldn't mind waking up to a chocolatey almond smoothie as well!

Krishna says …

Toasted German dark wheat bread along with some blueberry preserve on the other slice - a twist on the peanut-jelly combination

Erica Klopf says …

My name is Erica Klopf, and I am involved with the Real Food Challenge- a national student organization dedicated to building more just, healthy and sustainable food systems on college and university campuses. We believe in the power of youth to make positive changes in our communities through Real Food: food that truly nourishes producers, consumers, communities, and our environment. The Southeast Regional Training is being held this September at Florida Gulf Coast University in Ft. Myers. I am the lead cook for the event, and am dedicated to preparing delicious local and organic meals from scratch. We are on a serious budget, and if I won, I would use the case of almond butter to feed the 35 participants in the leadership training. Sustainable yours, Erica Klopf

Supon Srivilai says …

I will just make Almond Butter & Jelly Sandwich. Simple and yummy!!!

Audrey says …

I would probably smear it on a banana!

Jane Johnson says …

I love to substitute almond butter in Asian peanut sauces and pour over steamed spiralized zucchini pasta. Totally punches up the flavor!

Carissa Carmos says …

I would make a huge pot of African Almond Stew! This stew features sweet potatos, red bell peppers, tomatos, carrots, onions, chicken, almond butter, various spices-cinnamon, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, etc... and is one of the most favorite meals I make my family!

Janette says …

I would use almond butter in smoothies, cookies and crispy cereal bars! I would love some :)

Jean says …

I would definitely make a loaf of whole wheat bread. Nothing beats a warm slice of bread straight from the oven with a generous slather of almond butter! Mmmmmmm :)

Chase F. says …

The first thing I would make if I won the case of Earth Balance Creamy Almond Butter is an almond butter, chocolate, and banana sandwich on whole grain bread...YUM!

Kelly Dong says …

I'm going to makr some Whole Wheat-Almond Butter Cookies

Lissieb3 says …

Toasted, thinly sliced Rye bread (toasted a couple of times to make it really crunchy) spread with almond butter and topped with sliced organic green apples and a few organic raisins. Yum yum!!!

Patricia Crowley says …

I'd make some toast!!

Robin Panzera says …

Whole Foods is adding on to a store just a mile from my home. So I thought I'd check out the website during lunch... now totally craving almond butter and I've never even had it! Really want those apple sandwiches. :-) Robin

alice s says …

a great shake.

Christine says …

I would make almond butter chocolate chip cookies!

kris says …

I love almond butter so much, I pretty much use it on everything from overnight oats to pancakes! I can never resist just eating straight from a spoon after opening a new jar :)

Brett Pena says …

I would make frozen banana, coconut milk, almond butter "cheese" cakes. So delish!

Theresa Redman says …

Wow - all of the recipes look great, but I think I'd try the apple sandwiches with almond butter and granola first!

lziegler says …

I would make almond butter puppy chow. I think it tastes better than using peanut butter!

lziegler says …

I'd make puppy chow!

Pam Cope says …

I love almond butter! I would make the dressing for broccoli and bean sprouts, from your recipe. most mornings I have almond butter and a banana for my breakfast! Thanks,

Arlene says …

I have never had almond butter. Have heard lots of great things about it. I would like to try it as I love to cook and have used peanut butter in my recipes. I love almond so I would love to try it and share with my daughter who loves to bake... :-)

Brittany Barr says …

I would simultaneously make oatmeal topped with almond butter, almond butter granola, and almond butter cookies! I can't choose!

June says …

I've been craving rice crispy squares lately, so the first thing I would try doing is mix the natural amond butter in the melted marshmallows before throwing in the rice crispies for a more satiating snack!

TERESA CULBERHOUSE says …

I would indulge by making almond butter sandwiches everyday for week. Yum! Then, hide a few jars for November holiday baking. Cookies,, cookies and more cookies!

kelly jo says …

we love almond butter! my daughter's favorite snack is protein bites made with almond butter, oats, flax, honey, and dried fruit. yum! great giveaway.

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