Keto Almond Butters Taste Test – Which One Will Be Declared The Winner?!
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Let the battle of the best keto almond butter commence!
Creamy and pure almond butter is one of my most favorite things to enjoy on the keto diet, but there are so many different brands and not all are created alike.
Some come with a hint of salt, while others are a little sweet. Some even use unique ingredients like chia seeds to make their almond butter more tasty and memorable. In search of the best keto almond butter, we’ve taste-tested 5 popular and highly rated picks and ranked them from best to worst.
Each almond butter has been ranked on a scale of 1-5 based on the following:
- Taste: Does it make you say YUM! Give me some more of that!
- Texture: Soft and creamy or crunchy? Weird or just right?
- Convenience: Easy to knead or stir? Quality of packaging?
- Ingredients: Does it contain some “dirty” ingredients or ones that aren’t ethically sourced?
Keep in mind, everyone has a different palate and my favorite might not be your favorite, but hopefully, this will give you some nutty insight when you want to try a new keto almond butter!
1. Yumbutter Superfood Almond Butter
Serving: 2 tbsp | Calories: 180 | Total Fat: 15g | Total Carbs: 8g | Fiber: 4g | Protein: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Net Carbs: 4g
Before I started following a keto diet, I didn’t really know there was a big difference amongst all the almond butter brands on the market but I was hugely mistaken.
When I tasted my first bite of Yumbutter’s Superfood Almond Butter, I immediately wanted more. It’s unlike any other nut butter that I’ve tasted and the texture is really something to savor. This one is hands down my favorite keto almond butter and it has me very eager to try more Yumbutter flavors because I can tell a lot of love goes into their tasty recipes.
- Taste: (5 out of 5) A little sweet and salty, but not overwhelming. The chia and hemp seeds give it an earthy depth that I couldn’t get enough of.
- Texture: (5 out of 5) Smooth, but balanced with a little crunch from the seeds and goji.
- Convenience: (4 out of 5) Kneading takes a bit longer as it comes in a larger pouch.
- Ingredients: (4 out of 5) Almonds, *Organic Palm Oil, Organic Chia, Organic Hemp Seeds, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Goji Berry Powder, Organic Lucuma Powder, Pink Himalayan Salt. *The palm oil used in all Yumbutter recipes comes from organic, fair trade, sustainable farms.
⭐Overall rating: 18/20
2. Kirkland Signature Creamy Almond Butter
Serving: 2 tbsp | Calories: 210 | Total Fat: 18g | Total Carbs: 6g | Fiber: 4g | Protein: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Net Carbs: 2g
Kirkland’s Creamy Almond Butter is as pure as it gets. There’s no added sugar, salt, or palm oil, just the wonderful natural flavor of almonds. You can’t go wrong with the price either as you’ll get 27 oz./jar for just $8.99 (or potentially less in-store!) at Costco.
- Taste: (4 out of 5) The flavor is very nutty and natural and probably tastes the most like real almonds.
- Texture: (4 out of 5) A little on the oily side, but very smooth and creamy.
- Convenience: (3 out of 5) You’ll have to spend a little time stirring so the oil mixes into the almond butter.
- Ingredients: (5 out of 5) Roasted Almonds.
⭐Overall rating: 16/20
3. Justin’s Classic Almond Butter
Serving: 1 pack | Calories: 190 | Total Fat: 19g | Total Carbs: 5g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Net Carbs: 2g
I expected this one to be spectacular because the brand is so popular, but I was a little disappointed with Justin’s Classic Almond Butter. It certainly didn’t taste bad, but the flavor fell flat and it was pretty bland overall in my opinion. Although it is a budget-friendly keto almond butter, I don’t think I’d buy it again.
- Taste: (3 out of 5) Somewhat flavorless, not very sweet or salty.
- Texture: (4 out of 5) It’s on the thicker side and has a little bit of an almond crunch.
- Convenience: (4 out of 5) A bit of kneading is necessary, but it’s a lot smoother than other nut butter pouches.
- Ingredients: (4 out of 5) Dry roasted almonds, palm oil.
⭐Overall rating: 15/20
4. Simply Nature Creamy Almond Butter
Serving: 2 tbsp | Calories: 190 | Total Fat: 17g | Total Carbs: 7g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Net Carbs: 4g
I’ve bought ALDI’s Simply Nature Almond Butter many times before, mainly because it’s one of the most affordable almond butters, and after comparing it to other blends, I can honestly say it’s still one of my favorites!
The flavor and texture are pretty perfect in my opinion, but then I got to the ingredients list feeling completely fooled — it has cane sugar! 👎 This seemingly keto product is definitely not so keto after all.
- Taste: (4 out of 5) On the sweeter side, but is also a little salty which helps bring out the natural almond flavors.
- Texture: (5 out of 5) Very creamy and smooth, not too oily and not too dry.
- Convenience: (5 out of 5) No kneading or stirring required!
- Ingredients: (1 out of 5) Dry Roasted Almonds, Palm Oil, Cane Sugar, And Sea Salt.
⭐Overall rating: 15/20
5. Barney Bare Smooth Almond Butter
Serving: 1 pack | Calories: 190 | Total Fat: 9g | Total Carbs: 3g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 3g | Sugar: 1g | | Net Carbs: 1g
Another brand that I expected to be amazing, but sadly fell short. I heard Barney Butter referred to as “the peanut butter imposter” because the texture and color are just like natural peanut butter, but one bite was plenty enough for me as I was not at all a fan of the flavor because it didn’t really have any flavor!
- Taste: (2 out of 5) Very plain with a strange and somewhat chalky aftertaste.
- Texture: (3 out of 5) Thick (almost too thick) and somewhat creamy.
- Convenience: (3 out of 5) Lots of kneading required! The package is also so small that it makes it challenging to blend.
- Ingredients: (4 out of 5) Blanched roasted almonds, palm fruit oil.
⭐Overall rating: 12/20
The verdict? Yumbutter for the win!
Yumbutter has a truly unique flavor and texture and I love how ethically-sourced the ingredients are, not to mention the larger pouch size that it comes in. It’s convenient when you’re on-the-go and easily provides at least 2-3 servings.
As I said, everyone has a different palate and your choice of keto almond butter might not be the next person’s top pick. We’d love to hear which one you love if you do have a favorite so please share!
Want more tasty nut butter recommendations? Here are a few more highly-rated favorites:
SuperFat Keto Nut Butter Pouches
Serving: 1 pouch (Cacao Coconut) | 240 calories | Total Fat: 22g | Total Carbs: 12g | Fiber: 6g | Protein: 5g | Sugar Alcohol: 3g | Net Carbs: 3g
SuperFat keto nut butter goes beyond your basic almond butter blend. It’s sweet, salty, bursting with unique flavors, and is so delicious that it even qualifies as a dessert.
They have some of the best flavors like Macadamia Coconut and Coffee + MCT Oil. We even created a SuperFat coffee creamer recipe using their delicious Cacao Coconut nut butter and it’s ridiculously good. Hello, keto goldmine! These pouches don’t mess around with the fat content either as every pouch contains at least 20 whopping grams! 🙌
Left Coast Performance Keto Nut Butter
Serving: 1 tbsp | 110 calories | Total Fat: 10g | Total Carbs: 3g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 2g | Net Carbs: 1g
Left Coast Performance makes some pretty addicting keto nut butter and it’s also one of the most low-carb options around. Unlike other nut butter, their blends are made with hand-ground nuts for a deliciously crunchy texture. We loved it so much, we made a simple 6-ingredient keto chocolate chip bread with it!
Both of their blends are also made with MCT oil and macadamia nuts, keeping carbs to a minimum, without compromising flavor.
Butterfly Superfoods Nut Butter
Serving: 2 tbsp (Chocolate Reishi) | Calories: 180 | Fat: 15g | Total Carbs: 7g | Protein: 5g | Fiber: 3g | Sugars: 1g | Net Carbs: 4g
If you want to expand your palate a bit, Butterfly Superfoods cooks up some unique flavors, and they’re a favorite amongst numerous nut butter lovers. Some of their keto nut butter flavors include Rosemary, Chocolate Reishi, and Cinnamon Vanilla—not the usual suspects! Reishi mushrooms are a great source of polyphenols, antioxidants, and adaptogens.
Want to make your own nut butter instead? Check out our homemade keto peanut butter and almond butter recipes!