MaraNatha Nut Butters–It’s What’s for Breakfast - Celiac Disease
Feb 28 2011

MaraNatha Nut Butters–It’s What’s for Breakfast

Did you see my post on Justin’s Nut Butters last week?  If not, make sure to check it out.  In addition to Justin’s, I have added a new nut butter made by MaraNatha to my rotation.  The newest variety is Dark Chocolate Almond Spread.  I just happened to be walking down the health food aisle at Kroger and it was 50% off, so of course I couldn’t pass it up.   I knew just what I was going to be using the spread for and couldn’t wait for the next morning.

I topped my rice cakes with the Dark Chocolate Almond Spread, strawberry fruit spread (I use 365 Value from Whole Foods) and raw cacao nibs by Navitas Naturals (read my review here).  Talk about making breakfast feel like a special treat!  The chocolate spread and strawberry flavor were the perfect match & the cacao nibs added the perfect crunch on top.  I can think of so many different things to use this spread for, including this recipe I found for a Grilled Dark Chocolate Sandwich.  Instead of using bittersweet chocolate & evaporated milk, use the spread and use Udi’s bread in place of the whole wheat bread.  I think I know what is on the menu for breakfast at our house next weekend!

The ingredients of the Dark Chocolate Almond Spread are:

Dry Roasted Almonds, Evaporated Cane Juice, Palm Oil, Cocoa Powder (alkalized), Non-Fat Dry Milk, Canola Oil, Soy Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Salt. Contains: Almonds, Milk, Soy. May Contain Peanuts and Other Tree Nuts.

MaraNatha offers many other products in their line.

  • Almond butters
  • Peanut butters
  • Sunflower seed butter
  • Cashew butter
  • Dark chocolate peanut spread
  • Dark chocolate almond spread
  • Original natural tahini with salt
  • Roasted natural tahini with salt

All of the MaraNatha nut butters are gluten-free and produced in a facility that is free of gluten.  If you are looking for some inspiration with your nut butters, make sure to visit the recipes page.  MaraNatha products can be found in many stores across the U.S. or online.  I know many schools don’t allow peanut butter or other nut butters to be sent in due to food allergies, however you may consider Sunflower Seed Butter.   I love that MaraNatha has a Sunflower Seed Butter!  Try subbing that for the peanut butter if your little one is missing out on their favorite sandwich.

Do you have a favorite nut butter?  Crunchy or creamy?

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Kyle Eslick is the founder of Gluten Free Media, as well as the creator of the popular Celiac Support Groups page. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+!


  1. Maranatha Almond butter is very good – and it comes in a huge jar at Costco for a small price.

    I really like Jason’s Chocolate Hazelnut spread too (it is Dairy/Casein free) but I have not been able to find it in jars locally….

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