Since nobody in my home is allergic to peanuts, it had never occurred to me to try almond butter until recently. However, I think Maisie Jane’s almond butter is definitely worth a look as a tasty peanut butter alternative.
Nutritionally, almond butter is beneficial because it is less fattening and has fewer calories than peanut butter. My family goes through a ton of peanut butter in a typical month, so this is an important benefit for me.
Maisie Jane’s almond butter is made from 100% dry roasted almonds, with no other ingredients. Most peanut butter, in comparison, has added sugar, salt, and hydrogenated vegetable oils.
Maisie Jane’s almond butter is Kosher certified, gluten free, wheat free, vegan, and sugar free. It is made in a facility that does not process peanuts, so it is safe for people with peanut allergies.
Almond butter is slightly grainier than regular peanut butter and tastes like almonds instead of peanuts. However, the product can be used in much the same way as your favorite brand of peanut butter. You can make an almond butter and jelly sandwich, spread it on crackers, or use it to bake almond butter cookies.
The important thing to remember is to store it in the refrigerator and remember to stir it well before using. The oil in the product tends to separate when the product is sitting.
Maisie Jane’s makes crunchy, smooth, and organic almond butter varieties. The products can be purchased at Whole Foods Market stores. For every bottle sold at Whole Foods Market, Maisie Jane’s donates $0.05 to the Save Our Bees! Foundation.
Disclaimer: Product samples were provided by the manufacturer for the purpose of preparing this review.
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