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What are alternatives to peanut butter if I have a peanut allergy?

Lona Sandon
Lona Sandon on behalf of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition & Dietetics
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If you are allergic to peanuts, you may still be able to enjoy nut butters from other nuts. Tree nuts such as almonds, walnuts or cashews come from a different type of plant. In fact, peanuts are really a legume. You may try nut butters from almonds, cashews, or walnuts. Be sure to check the label, first to be sure they were not made in the same place a peanuts. Or you can make your own by simply putting about 2 cups of raw or roasted nuts in a food processor or blender. Blend until finely chopped and creamy. You may need to add a small amount of oil for desired thickness. 

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