Have a child that is allergic to tree nuts? It can be difficult at times to avoid nut butters whether you’re making sandwiches, baking goodies, whipping up smoothies – whatever! Here’s a list of butters you probably never thought of substituting.
1. Pumpkin Butter
That’s right! Butter made with lovely pumpkin puree. This is a very unique recipe – one that takes a little time and love. It goes very well with sandwiches, as spreads, and in smoothies. If you’re looking for a fantastic, sweet and savory butter this is a great way to go!
Find the recipe here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/pumpkin-butter/
2. Apple Butter
This is another butter that errs on the sweeter side – the MUCH sweeter side. Apple Butter is a fantastic addition to desserts because of its rich and bold flavor. Definitely something to try out!
Find the recipe here: http://paleoleap.com/apple-butter/
3. Coconut Butter
If you or your child can handle coconut, this is an awesome substitute to try out. It has a very creamy texture and it tastes amazing!
Find the recipe here: http://thehealthyfoodie.com/smooth-creamy-coconut-butter/
4. Soy Nut Butter
Soy nuts (which are not tree nuts) are a splendid source of protein. I highly recommend using this as a spread and in sandwiches!
Find the recipe here: http://www.hungryhungryhippie.com/home-made-soynut-butter/
5. Sesame Seed Butter (Tahini)
Not going to lie, Tahini is spectactular. Plus, sesame seeds are an incredible source of nutrients (not to mention they are also jam-packed with omega-6’s). Attached is a very simple recipe, but I recommend experimenting a bit! Try adding some vanilla extract for dessert dishes.
Find the recipe here: http://feedyourskull.com/2013/05/10/how-to-make-homemade-sesame-seed-butter-tahini/
Like the recipes? Have some to add? Please let me hear them in the comments below!