We spread it onto sandwiches, mix it into recipes, and eat it by the spoonful, but for anyone who has a nut allergy or parents with kids in a nut-free school, peanut butter, and nut butter can be a problem.
Below, you’ll learn the top peanut butter alternatives that passed the test and became kid approved!
What is the Closest Non-Nut Butter to Peanut Butter?
Most kids agree that soy butter tastes the closest to peanut butter and don’t mind the swap in their sandwiches, toasts, and treats. It’s perfect for lunches because it spreads smoothly on sandwiches, can be sealed in a DIY uncrustable, and holds no-bake treats like energy bites very well!
Best Nut-free Peanut Butter Alternatives:
Now, we’re at the most important part of the whole post. The review! I bet you are wondering “how do they taste?”, “where can I get them?”
I’ve got all the answers right below, so let’s begin:
Peanut Butter Alternatives for School
Sunflower butter is the most popular peanut butter alternative for school lunches because it spreads easily, has milder taste kids enjoy, and is available at most local grocery stores.
Whether you use it to make a quick peanut butter sandwich, pack it in a bento lunch to dip apples, or for a snack, ultimately, the best option is one your child enjoys.
Nut Butter Substitutions Video
Watch the video to see why these made my choice for the top peanut butter alternatives!
Peanut Butter Alternatives Using Tree Nuts
Other peanut butter alternatives that are peanut free but are made with tree nuts include almond butter, cashew butter, walnut butter, and pecan butter.
Top tree-nut butters to try:
- Nut-zo butters: made tree nuts and seeds they are super nutritious and delicious.
- Almond butter: few can resist it’s delicious taste and if you love it, buy it big!
- Cashew butter: smooth taste, pairs great with everything, and tastes luxurious.