We Tried 39 Nut and Seed Butters—These Are the 5 Best
We smeared, drizzled, and spooned 39 nut and seed butters to discover the ones deserving of your cupboard space.
1 Best Natural Peanut Butter: Santa Cruz Organic Light Roasted Creamy Peanut Butter
Just peanuts and salt, this pick stood out from the other natural options thanks to its freshly ground taste and texture, plus its effortless stir.
To buy: $12 for 16 oz.; amazon.com.
2 Best Almond Butter: Woodstock Dry Roasted Smooth Almond Butter
We fell for this one at first bite. Made exclusively from dry-roasted almonds, it boasts full-bodied flavor and the perfect thickness (no drips!) for slathering on toast.
To buy: $15 for 16 oz.; amazon.com.
3 Best Peanut Butter: Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter
A classic for a reason. This ultra-creamy, salty-sweet selection works magic on a squishy PB&J or in your favorite cookie recipe.
To buy: $7.50 for 40 oz.; amazon.com.
4 Best Seed Butter: Wild Friends Organic Honey Sunflower Butter
Touches of sea salt and clover honey make this silky, subtly sweet blend not just an allergy-friendly substitute but crave-worthy in its own right.
To buy: $9 for 16 oz.; wildfriendsfoods.com.
5 Best Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread: Nutella
This indulgent treat deserves its worldwide following. Rich and supremely spreadable, it tastes heavenly on anything—including a spoon.
To buy: $7 for 26.5 oz.; amazon.com.
This story originally appeared in the August 2020 issue of Real Simple.