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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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Elizabeth says …

I would make almond joy muffins! Almond butter, coconut flakes and chocolate chips. Yum!

Caitlin says …

Oh my gosh I would make so many things... a toss up between almond butter balls or a grilled almond butter and jam sandwich!!!

Kristin J. says …

Almond butter granola bars! Then a sandwich with honey. And maybe later salad dressing.

A. Daly says …

Almond butter, chocolate truffles OR almond butter, raspberry crumble.

Michelle says …

Chocolate almond smoothie, cookies and a soba noodle salad with tofu, edamame and a spicy almond butter honey dressing! Yumm

Annie Singh says …

Just love almond butter especially in a smoothie.

Kate Adams says …

I just LOVE almond butter, and only get to enjoy it occasionally, but I'm dying to see what kind of awesome twist it can give my already amazing vegan peanut butter frosting. So first and foremost, I would swap out that delicious, yet common, peanut butter that my recipe calls for this amazing butter and test it out on all my friends and family. Thank you for the chance to win!

tonya says …

almond butter & wild, raw honey on gluten free toast

jcd says …

i'll make almond butter banana roll :)

Katie says …

I would use Eziekel raisin bread to make an almond butter and banana sandwich. Yum!

Jenna says …

Almond butter oatmeal cookies

Susan says …

Almonds are my favorite! Almond Butter? Better!!

wendy weger says …

If I would happen to win a case of Earth Almond Butter,I would be High on life with my Almond Butter. A spoon and a jar at first,then I would make all kinds of goodies.I would share some jars with my friendly neighbors,So they would see why they should eat this wonderful stuff put on this Earth..., YUMMY.....

Nettrea Robinson says …

The first thing that I would make is Carmel almond butter apple smoothie with green apples, dates, sea salt, bananas, water, ice, and of course Earth balance almond butter. Yummy!

Chaeri Han says …

I would make some almond butter ice cream pops!

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!!

Shelley Martin says …

LOVE LOVE LOVE Almond butter!!! Other than an almond butter and jelly sammy for my kids (they are obsessed) the first thing I would make would have to be some of my vegan Chocolate Oatmeal Almond Cookies. So yum!!!

Nancy says …

I would make a lot of people happy!!!!!! :)

Robert Leeds says …

I'd start with a bowl of almond butter and honey. Next would be a sandwich with almond butter on whole wheat with sliced bananas, crushed walnuts and honey. Yum!

Ashley says …

Almond butter and banana quesadilla!!

Stephanie says …

I would make homemade almond butter granola!

Cheryl says …

Chocolate Almond Smoothie - Yum!

Leitha H says …

Almond butter cookies!

Nettrea Robinson says …

The first thing that I would make is Carmel almond butter apple smoothie with green apples, dates, sea salt, bananas, water, ice, and of course Earth balance almond butter. Yummy!

chris says …

Yow! With a Whole case I bet I could make a really yummy Gooey Almond Butter cake!

Rachael Lauritzen says …

Almond butter s'mores. I can almost taste it already.

Vicky Stewart says …

I'd make my version of smores! I take graham crackers, add almond butter, nutella spread, and one large marshmallow. I microwave it for 30 seconds to melt the marshmallow and devour! It is healthier than the chocolate bar version or reece's peanut butter cups by far! Yummy stuff! Try it and see!

Shelley Martin says …

LOVE LOVE LOVE Almond butter!!! Other than an almond butter and jelly sammy for my kids (they are obsessed) the first thing I would make would have to be some of my vegan Chocolate Oatmeal Almond Cookies. So yum!!!

Adrienne says …

I'd make a Vitamix smoothie: almond butter, coconut milk, ice, a frozen banana, and agave syrup. Yum!

Jeanne says …

Almond Butter Pancakes Apple sauce /eggs/ almond butter/cinnamon .... Mix... cook on griddle with coconut oil..... Yum yum yum.. A little berry coulis to top.

Jenny says …

frozen blueberry, almond butter, almond milk, cocoa smoothie! it's delicious!

Hassina says …

I will make the almond butter my daily energy food, I love it with sliced bananas drizzled with honey, warmed croissant stuffed with the AB and honey,

joanne goldman says …

I make a great salad dressing or spread with miso, light or dark and almond butter of course Earth Balance

Amber Raley says …

I would love to make Almond Butter and Jelly Sandwiches.

Sara Sjoberg says …

I would add almond butter to my raspberry and raisin oatmeal and have it for breakfast.

Adrienne says …

Brownies made with almond butter, almond butter pancakes, celery sticks filled with almond butter, almond butter blended into morning protein drink, ther are so many options.

Rachel Rakowski says …

I would put my hand on a spoon, and dip that spoon into a jar of almond butter, and put it in my face! Plain and simple ;)

jamie c says …

We love almond butter spread in celery sticks. I love the apple ring and almond butter sandwiches idea in the blog. Great breakfast on the go idea.

lori leatherman says …

The first thing I would make is what I call a chocolate banana. 2 cups organic almond milk 2 frozen organic bananas 2 tbsp almond butter 2 tsp raw, organic Cacao powder Blend well and enjoy! Blend

anne says …

Wonderful toast slathered with almond butter. Delectable.

granville freeman says …

almond butter smoothie on the way.

Becca Gossett says …

I would use the almond butter in my morning oatmeal....yummy!

mary carr says …

If it's anything like their peanut butter I'll be hooked. I bought the peanut butter on sale last year and I'm a loyal customer. It's delicious! Like the peanut butter I think it's best slathered on a slice of warm toasted bread.

Kristy says …

I'd make mock peanut sauces (I don't eat peanuts/legumes). Also, almond butter is so good with honey and cocoa powder mixed in!!

Jen Couderc says …

Yummm.....carrot salad with almond butter dressing sounds awesome! I would make that, some almond butter energy bars, lots of smoothies, and more!

lof says …

Brownies! Elana Amsterdam's recipe (elanaspantry.com). They are awesome...and gluten-free.

Emily says …

I'd make gluten free almond banana blondies!

Geri Vogel says …

Why almond butter and banana sandwiches!

kelly says …

I'd make a AB+J sandwich, yum!

Christine Dickinson says …

I have a special needs child with limited eating abilities so we have A LOT of smoothies!! The first thing we would try would be an almond butter smoothie with banana, vanilla yogurt a little whole milk and some protein powder. It's a yummy way to get some healthy calories. I can't wait to try some!!

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