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11 Nut Butters That Are Better Than Peanut Butter

The heavy-handed reign of peanut butter is OVER. Here are some other butters you can try instead! Bonus: they're easy to make.

Diving into the homemade nut butter pool isn't scary at all! All you'll need is:

- 2-4 cups of nuts

- a pinch of salt (probably)

- a little sweetener (probably) (like honey or coconut oil)

- a food processor or small blender

Follow the awesomely simple instructions here or use the recipe included with each photo.

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1. Almond Butter

detoxinista.com

A lil savory and a lil sweet, this almond butter offers the best of every world possible. Plus, you can use it in any way that you can dream up.

2. Sunflower Seed Butter

tessadomesticdiva.com

Ok, listen. This might not TECHNICALLY be a nut butter. This is a seed butter. But this will change your life. Especially if you have an allergy to all nuts and need a neutral alternative, SUN BUTTER IS ACTUALLY AMAZING!

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3. Pecan Butter

cookieandkate.com

4. Walnut Butter

glutenfreegirl.com

This recipe includes cinnamon, so you better get HYPED, because literally what is better than a cinnamon nut butter? ESSENTIALLY NOTHING IS BETTER THAN THAT.

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5. Hazelnut Butter

thehealthyfoodie.com

This recipe can take you from a perfect hazelnut butter DIRECTLY INTO a homemade Nutella substitute. What more do you want from life????

6. Cashew Butter

thehealthyfoodie.com

Are your favorite adjectives "creamy" and "dreamy"? THEN THIS IS THE NEW NUT BUTTER FOR YOU, MY FRIEND.

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7. Pistachio Butter

coffeeandquinoa.com

Do you love pistachios and also love delicious things? TRY THIS! You can add a lil honey to it for a touch of sweetness.

8. Pine Nut Butter

arcticgardenstudio.blogspot.com

This is a ~*~special occasion~*~ spread — and again, not a nut butter by trade — so use it on your fancy dishes because you are WORTH IT.

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9. Macadamia Nut Butter

thecoconutmama.com

This recipe suggests using this nut butter as a fruit dip, and quite frankly, that sounds like the smartest thing EVER.

10. Brazil Nut Butter

antonhealth.com

LOOK AT THAT LITTLE BLACKBERRY ON TOP OF THIS DELICIOUS NUT BUTTER SPREAD. LOOK AT IT. Don't you want that in your life???

11. Pumpkin Seed (pepita) Butter

wonderlandkitchen.com

(Note: if you see pepita in ingredients or listed on a menu, it's just another word for "pumpkin seed." They're delicious in baked goods! I digress...)

Another safe alternative to its nut butter brethren on this list, this pepita butter is made with delightful spices and maple syrup, so it's basically a HOLIDAY FOR YOUR MOUTH.

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