If you’re an avid baker with health or allergy issues, you may be quite adept at finding substitutions for nut butter when baking or cooking. Thankfully there are so many options when it comes to avoiding nuts in baking these days. Options which are packed with flavor and added nutrition. Meaning you can enjoy your favorite treats with all the deliciousness you’re used to.
Why Choose 5 Seed Butter As An Almond Butter Substitute?
Almond butter has often been touted as the ideal peanut butter substitute, offering a similar consistency and nutty flavor. The issue, however, remains, that almonds are tree nuts. Tree-nut allergies account for a huge proportion of allergies globally. So almond butter allergies are still a very real risk for many.
Almond butter is also higher in carbohydrates than 5 Seed Butter, meaning the latter is better suited for anyone on a ketogenic diet looking for an almond butter substitute.
When you choose 5 Seed Butter as a nut-free alternative to almond butter, not only are you guaranteed a delicious spread, but one packed with superfood nutrition.
What Is In 5 Seed Butter?
What sets us apart from other seed butter products is that Beyond The Equator seed butter is nutritionally dense, we’ve taken 5 underutilized seeds and combined them to create a powerhouse of known organic superfoods such as:
Sunflower seeds which are high in magnesium, vitamin E and protein, they can help lower blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol.
Chia Seeds that are high in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, a great source of fiber, magnesium, calcium, iron, copper, phosphorus, manganese and selenium.
Flax seeds, also high in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, can help lower blood sugar and insulin levels, aids in weight loss, improve skin health, and a rich source in lignans which are shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers.
Pumpkin seeds, high in iron, calcium, B2, folate and beta-carotene, which the body metabolizes into vitamin A. They also contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Hemp seeds, high in protein, unsaturated fats, and fibred. It also contains zinc, iron and the B vitamins niacin, riboflavin, thiamine and folate.
5 Seed Butter also has a higher protein content and lower carb content than nut butter. It has a similar texture and consistency to nut butter, so is an ideal substitute in recipes and as a spread. It is also low in sugar, dairy-free and vegan.
The overriding health benefits of using 5 Seed Butter instead of almond butter cannot be overstated. It’s the optimal health-conscious choice, allergy-friendly and keto-friendly almond butter substitute.
Seed Butter Vs Other Nut-Free Butter Substitutes
If you’ve never heard of seed butter, you’ve been missing out! Seed butter has a fairly recent history when compared with almond or peanut butter.
Of course, we think our 5 Seed Butter is the best possible substitute for almond butter or peanut butter. However, there are some other substitutes out there, however, they still pose an allergy risk for some.
Coconut Butter - No to be confused with coconut oil, which is made almost entirely from fat, coconut butter uses the whole coconut. Which means it also offers fiber at around 2 grams per tablespoon. Coconut butter is still high in saturated fats and has a strong coconut flavor. This means it will not make an ideal substitute in all baking. Additionally, allergies to coconut, while rare are still an issue for some.
Soynut Butter - Made from roasted soybeans and mixed with oil (often palm oil) and salt. It has a similar consistency to peanut butter, but like peanut butter, soynut butter is not allergy-friendly. In fact, soy is among the eight most common foods inducing allergic reactions in children and adults.
Tahini - Tahini is made by toasting, hulling and grinding sesame seeds. Originating from Eastern Mediterranean and North African cuisine, Tahini is predominantly used as a condiment.
Tahini has a slightly nutting flavor and tends to be quite runny compared with almond or peanut butter. It is not an ideal substitute for those with tree nut allergies as A large proportion of people with tree nut allergies are also likely to be allergic to sesame seeds
Sunflower Seed Butter - Certainly a healthy and allergy-free alternative, Sunflower seed butter is made from roasting and grinding sunflower seeds. On its own, sunflower seed butter can have an intense earthy flavor. This isn’t always palatable for those looking for a nutty, almond or peanut butter alternative.
Cookie Butter - Seriously delicious, but best only in moderation, cookie butter is high in saturated fats and sugar. Made from ground-up cookies, it was always going to be tasty, but also contains wheat (gluten) and soy - two common allergens.
Swapping Almond Butter / Peanut Butter For 5 Seed Butter In Your Recipes
So you’ve decided to make the switch from Almond butter to 5 Seed Butter, wondering how easily can you substitute it? The answer is, very easily. As a spread, in baking, salad dressings, marinades, school snacks, cereal toppings and more - wherever a recipe calls for Almond butter, simply substitute it equally with 5 Seed Butter. Making it the ideal replacement for all nut butters.
- For a protein-packed, school safe snack, try our single-serve sachets.
- For incredible allergen-free, gluten-free and vegan-friendly brownies, swirl in our Chocolate 5 Seed Butter in place of nut butter and substitute wheat flour for our Sunflower Seed Flour.
- A fan of tahini but allergic to sesame? Our Unsweetened 5 Seed Butter is the perfect savory substitution and truly delicious spread on flatbread.
- Missing the creamy and nutty flavor of almond or peanut butter on toast? Crunchy 5 Seed Butter is the one for you.
Good Health, Great Taste, Risk-Free
If you have tree-nut allergies, health concerns or follow a ketogenic diet, 5 Seed Butter should be on your shopping list. 5 Seed Butter makes it possible for you to make all your favorite recipes that call for almond butter or peanut butter, without sacrificing on flavor, texture or your health.
A simple substitute with added health benefits, at Beyond The Equator our goal is to develop healthier versions of everyday products. We strive to keep in mind the growing concerns for food allergies and produce organic products that are as accessible and safe to consume as possible. Meaning you need never miss out.