Best Healthy Peanut Butter Brands

When it comes to one of the most beloved staples in our pantries, peanut butter, we need to think about quality and not just taste. The peanut butter aisle is flooded with choices, but never fear; I’ve got the Best Healthy Peanut Butter Brands to help you choose a better choice for you and your family!

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Who doesn’t love peanut butter? No one can resist a peanut butter cookie or a homemade Reese’s peanut butter cup. But did you know that not all peanut butters are the same? Some are all-natural, while others have flavors mixed in, some have oils added to make them no-stir, and some even have protein powder mixed in.

Peanut butter has so many uses. Delicious PB&J sandwiches, gluten-free snacks, peanut butter rice crispy treats, peanut butter ice cream and it’s even used to make sauces for many ethnic dishes.

It’s also a popular ingredient for making protein balls and protein fudge. The stickiness helps bind together the individual servings.

Check out these peanut buttery Vanilla Chia Protein Balls.

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Is peanut butter healthy?

Not all peanut butter is created equal, and the choices we make can have a significant impact on our well-being.

Determining the healthiest peanut butter brand can depend on your specific health goals and dietary preferences. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a healthy peanut butter brand.


Look for peanut butter brands with minimal ingredients. The healthiest options typically contain just peanuts and maybe a touch of salt. Avoid products with added sugars, hydrogenated oils, or artificial additives.

It is essential to read the labels if you are following any specific type of diet, like a clean keto diet or a gluten-free diet. Brands sometimes add ingredients you wouldn’t typically think you’d find in peanut butter.

Nutrient content

Check the nutrition label for protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Healthier peanut butter options tend to have higher protein and fiber content, which can help keep you feeling full and satisfied.

No added sugar

Many commercial peanut butter brands add sugar to their products to make them taste better. This can potentially contribute to weight gain. Opt for brands with no added sugar.

No hydrogenated oils

Avoid peanut butter brands that contain hydrogenated oils, as they contain trans fats, which we know are not good for us.

Salt content

Some peanut butter brands add excessive salt. Choose options with lower sodium levels or no added salt if you watch your salt intake. We have added options with and without salt.

Organic and non-GMO

If you prefer organic and non-GMO products, consider peanut butter brands with these certifications.

No emulsifiers

Select peanut butter brands without emulsifiers, as they can have long-term health implications. These most likely will be in the form of gums or partially hydrogenated oils. “Emulsifiers can generate inflammation to the gut’s fragile and important lining,” says dietitian Dahlia Marin.

You can always make your own homemade peanut butter by roasting raw peanuts and grinding them yourself, but that takes time. So below, find the healthiest brands of peanut butter that you can get at your local supermarkets and health food stores.

The healthiest peanut butter brands

Once Again

Once Again Unsweetened Creamy Peanut Butter, not only is this peanut butter organic, salt-free and sugar-free, but it also uses ethically sourced peanuts. The peanut butter is made by roasting and grinding blanched, dry-roasted peanuts until they are creamy. The best part is there is only one ingredient. They come in reusable glass jars, making them better for the environment.

“I absolutely love Once Again Creamy Unsweetened Peanut Butter. It is perfectly smooth, creamy, and flavorful.”

— Kristen Wood, MOON and spoon and yum

Our Pick
Once Again Organic Creamy Peanut Butter

This product has just one ingredient - peanuts! Unsweetened and free of salt.

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Pic’s Pinati Pata Peanut Butter

Pic’s Peanut Butter is known for using only the finest hi oleic peanuts, which are sustainably grown by farmers in Australia and Brazil. They roast their peanuts in-house and buy blanched but unroasted peanuts to control how much roasting the peanuts get.

Elizabeth Stasny, a dietitian from Dallas, Texas, says Pic’s Peanut Butter is slow-roasted, has only salt and peanuts for ingredients, and the way it’s made prevents the oil from separating as quickly.

Laura Scudders Peanut Butter

Laura Scudders peanut butter has just two ingredients: peanuts and salt. It also has 8g of protein per serving.

Adam’s Peanut Butter

Adam’s 100% Natural Peanut Butter has just one ingredient: peanuts. It’s unsalted, gluten-free, and Kosher pareve.

Kraft’s Only Peanuts

Kraft’s Only Peanuts peanut butter, as the name implies, this peanut butter has just one ingredient: peanuts.

Our Pick
Kraft All Natural Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 100% peanuts.
  • Trans fat free.
  • Low in saturated fat.

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Woodstock Peanut Butter

Woodstock Organic peanut butter is an unsalted, smooth, creamy peanut butter made from organically grown peanuts. Non-GMO Project Verified and USDA Organic.

Our Pick
Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter

This crunchy peanut butter is made from organically-grown peanuts and perfectly salted.

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Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter

Smucker’s Organic Natural peanut butter, creamy and chunky, has only two ingredients. With only peanuts and salt, this makes for a healthy peanut butter brand.

Our Pick

365 by Whole Foods Market

This is our go-to and top pick for our recipes with peanut butter. We have tested many types of peanut butter in the Honour System test kitchen, and drawing from our experience, the 365 by Whole Foods Market Chunky Peanut Butter is our fave. It has a clean ingredient list and the perfect pinch of salt. Excellent for Protein Cookie Dough Balls.

Reading ingredient labels and nutritional information is key to finding healthy peanut butter brands. Your favorite might not be listed above, so give it a look over, and you might be surprised by the ingredients yours has.

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More Recipes with Peanut Butter

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Peanut Butter Granola

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Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

If you tried any healthy peanut butter brands from this list, leave a comment below. We’re always interested in feedback!

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This article originally appeared on Food Drink Life.

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