At Thrive Market, we adore nut butters so much that it’s easy to forget about the O.G.—peanut butter! For many of us, this spread was our gateway into the wonderful world of nut butters. So if you’ve been eschewing peanut butter in favor of cashew butter, almond butter, or even hazelnut butter, don’t forget about PB, the old stand-by. There’s a lot to love about this pantry staple. If you take a look at Thrive Market Organic Peanut Butter, you’ll find numerous health benefits in each serving, including 3g of dietary fiber, 8g of protein, plus calcium and iron. Sandwiches are a staple, but peanut butter can also enrich savory stews, curries, and of course, make an irresistible cookie batter.
How to Make Peanut Butter
If you haven’t tried making your own peanut butter before, here’s an easy recipe to try. If this is your first time making nut butter, be sure to stick with it until the end. At the beginning, the mix will look dry and crumbly, but the longer the blender runs, the more it’ll start breaking down and looking like the peanut butter you know and love. For a basic butter, you’ll want 2 cups of shelled peanuts and ½ teaspoon salt. For added flavor, toast the nuts before you blend them. You can also add sweeteners like honey or maple syrup. Add the peanuts to a food processor and process for 1 minute. Stop and scrape down the bowl (remember, it’ll look pretty gritty at this point) then process for another 5 to 8 minutes, or until the butter has transformed into a creamy spread.
Top Peanut Butter Brands
These three peanut butter brands are Thrive Market favorites.
Colorado-based Earth Balance makes plant-based, non-GMO, vegan, egg-free, and lactose-free nut butters, spreads, and snacks. It’s a popular brand for families accommodating a range of diets or allergies.
Santa Cruz Organic
Santa Cruz is a premium organic food brand that’s focused on organic farming and sustainable manufacturing. It also partners with like-minded farmers to create the best-tasting fruit juices, fruit spreads, nut butters, and more.
Our very own line, Thrive Market Goods, features more than 500 products and Thrive Market peanut butter—which is made with non-GMO ingredients—is one of several butters we offer.
Best Peanut Butter
For the best peanut butter, these three jars make the grade.
Earth Balance Creamy Peanut Butter
This 16-ounce jar of creamy peanut butter is a smooth operator. The nuts are roasted and ground to perfection before being swirled with added flaxseed and a hint of agave syrup.
Bell Plantation PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter
This powdered peanut butter is great to keep on hand anytime you need a small amount for a recipe but don’t want to open a new jar. Just add water and mix!
Thrive Market Organic Peanut Butter, Crunchy
Add a little crunch to your peanut butter routine. It comes in a convenient, resealable pouch that makes it easy to portion and spread.
Organic Peanut Butter
Grab a spoon and snuggle up with these organic peanut butters.
Thrive Market Organic Peanut Butter, Creamy
Make this 10-ounce pouch your new main squeeze. This peanut butter is made with one ingredient: organic peanuts that have been lightly roasted. It’s an excellent gluten-free and vegan option to keep in the pantry at all times.
Santa Cruz Organic Creamy Peanut Butter, Dark Roast
Fans of smooth PB will love this creamy version filled with the rich flavor of dark roasted peanuts. Every serving has 8g of protein, plus vitamin E, niacin, potassium, and iron.
How to Use Peanut Butter
If you’re looking for new peanut butter recipes, keep reading. Our blog is full of easy peanut butter-filled recipes.
10 Easy Peanut Butter Recipes
You’ll want to add these 10 peanut butter recipes to your rotation ASAP. From a PB&J smoothie to overnight oats to grilled cheese (yes, you read that correctly), there’s truly a recipe for every craving.
DIY ‘Snickers’ Bar With Healthier Ingredients
Now you can turn a favorite candy bar into something more wholesome. With ingredients like peanut butter, dates, puffed rice, and vanilla extract, it’s the perfect way to indulge.
The Ultimate Guide to Nut Butter
No nut butter left behind! This guide covers the most popular types, plus 10 recipes you and your family will love.