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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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Laura E says …

I would make a spicy almond sauce (almond butter, soy sauce, red chilli sauce, ginger, garlic, rice wine vinegar) and put it on a pork and veggie stir fry.

Mari koss says …

I wud eat it right out of the jar or make a almond butter and jam sandwich! Yum

Carisa says …

I would spread the almond butter on some nice crisp apples and sprinkle coconut on top!

Sandy Grissett says …

I absolutely love Almond Butter and normally make green shakes and smoothies by adding my almond butter, it seems to make everything taste better. Lately I've been making ice-cream by using 2 frozen bananas, a tablespoon of almond butter, 1 tsp cocoa powder and blending it all together with a little almond milk. Simply delicious. However, I would love to make a larger supply of some No-cook Almond Butter Balls with almond butter, vanilla extract, rice cereal, agava and cacao nibs. I would love to make enough for my parents and to carry some to work. People give me a hard time thinking I eat strange, yet I try to eat as healthy as I can. It would be nice to share some so they can see how delicious "good healthy" food is. I love the taste of pure almond butter so much better than any other nut butters. It would not take long to go through a large supply, it is just so...... delicious!

Catherine says …

I'd put some in one of my coconut milk, banana, blueberry smoothies! I'd also put some on carrot sticks and spread some on a piece of dark chocolate. :)

Nancy says …

I would make granola bars with almond butter!!! First among many :-)

Jane says …

Does eating it off a really big spoon count as making something?

Deanna says …

Make the kids some cinnamon almond butter toast since they love cinnamon toast, why not cinnamon almond butter toast.

Lauri says …

I would make almond butter cookies with dark chocolate chips ....yum!

Linda Bevan says …

Almond Butter No Bakes Mix 2 cups rolled oats, 1 cup chopped pitted dates, 2/3 cup Almond Butter and 2 Tablespoons cocoa. Roll into bite-sized balls, refrigerate, enjoy. May be frozen.

Nicole Dowling says …

A toasted almond butter, banana & cinnamon-honey sandwich on a flax seed bun thin & raw banana & almond butter ice cream! YUM!

Carla says …

Thai Chicken!

Carrie says …

A sandwich! I love PB, but cannot have it in my house because of allergies. Earth Balance almond butter is a great sub!

A says …

Flax almond butter chocolate chip cookies. Yum.

Erin Barclay says …

I made a delicious dip or spread today with a can of organic pinto beans, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 teas. Cumin, juice of a lemon and 1/3 cup almond butter plus a few dashes of hot sauce. It was well received by my husband. Just whirl it all up in a food processor.

Susan Robinson says …

Oh! I would make some almond butter cookies, and I would eat them for breakfast!!

Rebecca says …

Sprouted grain toast with almond butter and a drizzle of raw local honey, yum!

Jeff says …

Almond butter is always part of my post-run smoothies!

Jaime says …

I love dipping my apples in almond butter....I'm always on the go with school and work, it makes a great snack!

Linny says …

Apples and Pears sliced very thin with almond butter on a toasted croissant (with some type of cinnamon or cinnamon butter melted on the croissant). mmmm!

Jill C says …

I've been doing a lot of stir fry lately. Noodles or rice, fresh vegetables, a meat, and peanut butter. I would love to use the almond butter in the place of the peanut butter.

Kathy says …

Smoothies, overnight oats, toast, apple slices, cookies, soba noodle stir fry, hummus, fudge, pesto, and more! The possibilities are endless!

Christine Cheng says …

I would make Paleo Pad Thai with zucchini noodles!

Christine says …

Paleo breakfast cookies. Yummy!!

Becki says …

Almond Butter Chocolate Mousse!

Jilly Bean says …

To share with my hiking pals, I'd like to make no-bake cookies of almond butter, sunflower seeds, oats, and agave nectar rolled in coconut. They're protein-rich, high-energy, and are oh-so-lip-smackingly good!

Isabella says …

I would make a whole lot of almond butter and banana sandwiches!

SharonP says …

I love the classic smoothie made with BOTH Almond butter AND Chocolate Almond Milk. I love adding some organic blueberries like the frozen ones (3.6.5's @ whole foods) and for a super boost, some of the chocolate raw protein. I would love to provide raw protein for my girls" lunches for school this year!

Tanya Brennan says …

I love putting almond butter on bananas! Delicious snack. Also great spread on pancakes with real maple syrup or Agave. I would also like to try a chocolate almond butter blueberry smoothie recipe I found Sounds great.

wa says …

Basil Pad Thai Noodles made with Almond Butter instead of Peanut Butter, Choclate chip cookies baked with almond butter in the middle, Almond butter swirled coconut bread and many more. We have peanut Allegys in my home and Almond Butter is a staple here..love it.

Heidi Juenger says …

The first thing I'd make is an energy bar with dates, coconut and seeds (chia, hemp, sunflower). It's my husbands favorite snack to take to work!Sometimes I add cinnamon or cacao powder for an extra healthy boost and tons of flavor. Hmmm, I can get creative with almond butter, it's a favorite in our household!

ron landis says …

I would have an Almond butter and all fruit spread sandwich on whole grain bread.

Tarah says …

Almond Butter Banana "Ice Cream"! Blend frozen banana chunks with almond butter and just enough milk (I use flax) to move the blades. So yummy!

Michelle says …

First thing I'd make is an almond butter sandwich. Pure and simple!

Whitney Carlson says …

The first thing that I would make with my almond butter would be almond butter cookies!!! I can almost taste them... yum!

Inekka Sanders says …

I would make almond butter apple crisp!! Sounds so good! I'm ready to make it! :)

Monika Oess says …

Wheat free, dairy free, soy free chocolate brownies made with almond butter :-) it's soooo good!!

Jeff Engelhardt says …

Chocolate ice cream almond butter smoothie. Tastes like a liquid reese cup.

Leora says …

Yummy and would make all kinds of goodies with it. Share some of it with my family and friends

Becki says …

Almond Butter Chocolate Mousse!

Brenda Katai says …

Since I like to bake, I'd make almond butter cookies, in place of peanut butter cookies. I'd also like to make an almond butter and honey sandwich on whole wheat bread.

Kristin says …

I use almond butter instead of peanut butter in a spicy asian sauce over stir fried veggies and rice.

Laura says …

First off, some almond butter toast!

Jill C says …

I've been doing a lot of stir fry lately. Noodles or rice, fresh vegetables, a meat, and peanut butter. I would love to use the almond butter in the place of the peanut butter.

Joseph Ludders says …

We would experiment, substituting almond butter for peanuts, trusting for a safer, healthier, more nutritious result.

Shayna Kessel says …

My favorite way to use almond butter is also the first way I'd use a case: keepin' it simple on my toast in the morning!

Angie Shin says …

If I won a case, I promise to make Almond Butter Chocolate Chip cookies for everyone!

Amy says …

Spread on toasted cinnamon raisin bagel.

Brittany Pedersen says …

I would make an almond butter and strawberry jam sandwich. You can't beat a classic!

Nikkinurse7 says …

Those apple sandwiches with almond butter and granola look absolutely delicious! I would make them :)

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