Walnut butter might not be as mainstream as its nutty counterparts, but it certainly deserves a spot in your pantry, and I’m here to help you choose the best one!
How to choose the best walnut butter
When choosing the best walnut butter, look for options that have minimal additives, such as sugar or hydrogenated oils, and ideally contain only walnuts as the ingredient (I like organic!).
To find the best walnut butter, I ranked brands using the following five categories:
1. Ingredients: The purity of the ingredients used in walnut butter is crucial. Ideally, it should contain only walnuts, without a lot of added sugar, salt, or preservatives.
2. Consumer feedback: What better way to gauge a product’s quality than by listening to those who have already tried it? I’ll consider customer reviews and testimonials – in addition to my own experience!
3. Nutrition: I looked into the nutritional content of each walnut butter, looking at factors like calorie count, protein, healthy fats, and any additional nutrients.
4. Track record: Established brands with a history of producing high-quality nut butters are more likely to deliver consistent results.
5. Price: While quality is essential, I also took into account the cost of the walnut butter to ensure it offers good value for your money.
Now, let’s get to the exciting part—the top walnut butter brands that made the cut!
Top 7 walnut butter butter brands
|Overall Rank||Brand (click link to buy)||Best for|
|1||Vör Walnut Butter||Overall|
|2||Wellnut Farms Walnut Butter||Taste|
|3||Sun & Seed Raw Organic Nut Butter||Raw, organic|
|4||Artisana Organics Raw Walnut Butter with Cashews||Texture|
|5||Nutty Gourmet Organic Walnut Butter||Peanut allergies|
|6||Crazy Go Nuts Organic Walnut Butter with Sea Salt||Salted|
|7||Gopal’s Sprouted Organic Raw Walnut Butter||Healthy choice|
#1 Best Overall: Vör Walnut Butter
Vör Walnut Butter takes the top spot! This butter contains only dry roasted walnuts, and nothing else – no sugar or salt needed. You can find Vör Walnut Butter at your local grocery store or conveniently order it online. It’s the perfect choice for those who want a straightforward, wholesome walnut butter experience. They also make a good hazelnut butter and cashew butter.
Ingredients: Roasted walnuts
#2 Best Taste: Wellnut Farms Walnut Butter
When it comes to taste, Wellnut Farms Walnut Butter stands out from the crowd. The rich, nutty, slightly sweet taste of this walnut butter is unparalleled. Spread it on a piece of warm toast, and you’ll understand why it’s our top choice for taste.
Ingredients: Roasted Walnuts, Raw Cane Sugar, sunflower lethicin, Water, Sea Salt, Natural Flavors.
#3 Best Raw: Sun & Seed Raw Organic Nut Butter
If you’re a fan of raw, organic products, Sun & Seed Raw Organic Nut Butter should be on your radar. This walnut butter is as close to nature as it gets. It’s never roasted, toasted, or cooked, preserving all the essential nutrients and flavors of the walnuts. The result? A walnut butter that’s not only delicious but also incredibly nutritious. If you’re looking for a pure, unprocessed walnut butter, Sun & Seed is an excellent choice.
Ingredients: Organic Walnuts
#4 Best Texture: Artisana Organics Raw Walnut Butter with Cashews
Looking for a velvety-smooth texture in your walnut butter? Look no further than Artisana Organics Raw Walnut Butter with Cashews. This blend of walnuts and cashews delivers a creamy, dreamy experience that’s perfect for spreading, dipping, or drizzling.
Ingredients: Raw organic walnuts, raw organic cashews
#5 Best for Peanut Allergies: Nutty Gourmet Organic Walnut Butter
Nutty Gourmet Organic Walnut Butter is another high-quality walnut butter made from 100% organic walnuts, giving it a pure, natural taste. It’s made in a peanut-free facility, which is great news for those with peanut allergies (still contains tree nuts).
Ingredients: Organic walnuts
#6 Best Salted: Crazy Go Nuts Organic Walnut Butter with Sea Salt
If you prefer a hint of saltiness to complement the nutty richness of walnut butter, Crazy Go Nuts has you covered. Their Organic Walnut Butter with Sea Salt contains just two ingredients: organic walnuts and sea salt. The result? A spread that’s thick, smooth, and oh-so-satisfying.
(And for those who prefer their walnut butter without the salt, Crazy Go Nuts also offers an unsalted version.)
Ingredients: Organic Walnuts, Sea Salt
#7 Best Healthy Choice: Gopal’s Sprouted Organic Raw Walnut Butter
If you’re on a quest for the healthiest walnut butter, Gopal’s Sprouted Organic Raw Walnut Butter is your answer. By using sprouted and raw walnuts, Gopal’s makes it easier for your body to absorb the nutrients locked within the nuts. It’s a little pricier, but not by much, so for me it’s worth the extra cost!
Ingredients: Organic Raw Sprouted Walnuts
Comparing walnut butter butter brands nutrition facts
Below are the nutrition facts from each walnut butter’s label.
They are all comparable in terms of calories, fat, carbs, and protein (no surprise there). The biggest things to note are the two salted brands – Wellnut Farms and Crazy Go Nuts, which have slightly more sodium than the others. Wellnut Farms also has 2 grams of added sugar, but this is nothing compared to a lot of other popular nut butter brands.
|Per 2 Tbsp.||Calories||Fat (g)||Sodium (mg)||Carbs (g)||Fiber (g)||Sugar (added) (g)||Protein (g)|
|Vör Walnut Butter||200||19||0||4||2||1 (0)||5|
|Wellnut Farms Walnut Butter||230||21||95||5||1||2 (2)||4|
|Sun & Seed Raw Organic Nut Butter||220||21||0||2||0||<1 (0)||5|
|Artisana Organics Raw Walnut Butter with Cashews||200||18||0||6||2||1 (0)||5|
|Nutty Gourmet Organic Walnut Butter||210||19||0||5||2||1 (0)||5|
|Crazy Go Nuts Organic Walnut Butter with Sea Salt||180||18||25||4||2||1 (0)||4|
|Gopal’s Sprouted Organic Raw Walnut Butter||190||18||0||4||2||1 (0)||4|