The Best Keto Nut Butter

keto nut butters

Nut butters were low carb before keto became mainstream. Take any widespread nut butter without added sugars and hydrogenated oils and it can be used as a keto nut butter without suspicion. Comparing monocultural nut butters is a daunting task because the tastes and textures vary a lot between them. That’s why I am not doing this. Instead, I am considering the nut butters made from a combination of different ingredients including MCT oils so prevalent in keto products.

The keto nut butters can be divided into two packaging types: jars and single-serving containers. They complement each other to cover most of the use cases but it’s good to understand the pros and cons of each type.

Serving and packing runny nut butters is the biggest benefit of single-serving packets. Containers also help to keep your demands in control because it’s so easy to overeat tasty nut butters. Packets of nut butter don’t require refrigeration making them ideal for outdoor snacking. All of these pros are literally coming at a high price and addition of non-recyclable trash.

Standard jars is a cheaper alternative with its downsides. Some nut butters packaged in jars need to be put in the fridge. That changes their consistency significantly and it often becomes harder to get it out or spread.

Personally, I dislike runny nut butters in jars because it’s harder to manage if you want to spread it over something. It always goes beyond my imaginary borders. Putting food directly in a jar is also a bad idea because it contaminates the butter. The ideal nut butter consistency for a jar would be when you can easily put it on a knife and it stays there.

After trying more than a dozen of different nut butters, here is my list of the best and the worst keto nut butters.

The Best

Fancy packaging sets high expectations right away. And it doesn’t disappoint. Made in New Zealand this peanut butter is blended with rich 62% dark chocolate. Artisan peanuts add a nice crunch. It’s a decadent combination that’s unfairly moreish. To be honest, I eat it right away from a jar and it’s hard to stop me.

Price per ounce

~$1.13

Vegetarian​

Weight

13.2 oz (375g)

MCT Oil

Net Carbs

2g

Protein

4g

Peanut Butter Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Super Crunchy, Smoke & Free, Smooth, Fruit Toast, Honey

Ingredients: Peanuts, Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt

This tiny but mighty nut butter improved the biggest drawback of their competitors without losing its benefits. It got the delivery mechanism right – twist and squeeze! No more mess and disappointment.

Taste-wise I can speak only for Macadamia Almond flavor. It’s a soft nut butter with the right consistency and flavor profile. I could easily devour many pouches of SuperFat if I don’t impose control on myself.

Price per ounce

~$2.33

Vegetarian​

Weight

1.5 oz packet

MCT Oil

Net Carbs

3g

Consistency

runny

Protein

5g

Flavors: Macadamia & Almond, MCT + Probiotic, Cacao, Nitro Coffee + MCT, Protein

Ingredients (Macadamia & Almond)​: Macadamia Nuts, Almonds, Pink Himalayan Salt

Decent

This is the only butter where the main ingredient is pecans, not macadamia nuts. It adds a lot of walnut flavor and aftertaste. If you like that, then Vör is an interesting option to try. Its runny consistency helps to eat a lot of it right out of the jar.

Price per ounce

$1.70

Vegetarian​

Weight

10 oz

MCT Oil

Net Carbs

1g

Consistency

runny

Protein

2g

Ingredients​: roasted pecans & roasted macadamia nuts

Taste wise FBOMB nailed it. I can eat the salted chocolate & macadamia flavor forever. Price is the only thing stopping me.

The packaging though can be improved. You are supposed to easy-open tear notches on either side, just below the top. It goes as planned in 50% cases. In the other half, it’s torn skewed such that the butter inside starts coming off before I planned creating a mess.

Trying to eat everything in the pouch is an ordeal. Even after kneading the packet for a minute, you are left with a considerable amount in the packet, up to ⅓ of its original content.

The way you have to eat it is my last pet peeve. After what the packages come through to get to me, you need to put them in your mouth to keep the nut butter flow under control.

Price per ounce

~$2.50

Vegetarian​

Weight

1 oz packet

MCT Oil

Net Carbs

1g

Consistency

runny

Protein

2g

Flavors: Salted Chocolate & Macadamia, Coconut & Macadamia, Macadamia & Pecan, Macadamia with Sea Salt

Ingredients (Salted Chocolate & Macadamia): Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts, Organic Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt

Average

PNB has even more issues with package opening as FBOMB due to the unrestricted flow of the butter at the top part of the package. Making a mess has never been easier.

PNB uses cashews and coconut in their butter and this flavor just doesn’t resonate with me. If you don’t like coconuts, steer away too.

Price per ounce

~$2.64

Vegetarian​

Weight

1.06 oz packet

MCT Oil

Net Carbs

3g

Consistency

runny

Protein

3g

Ingredients: Macadamia Nuts, Coconut, Cashews, Himalayan Sea Salt

Meh

It’s hard for me to find a reason to buy this butter. Mixing almond butter with MCT oil doesn’t bring much value in my opinion. Added MCT oil doesn’t add any flavor to the butter. On top of that, the used MCT oil is a mix of C8/C10, not a pure C8. Unless you are missing out on MCT oil in your diet and you are a fan of almond butter, skip it. When it arrived there was a solid separation between liquid and solidified part. It makes it hard to apply on top of any food because it always goes beyond imaginary demarcation line. You have to be very diligent with the amount of butter you apply.

Price per ounce

~$1.14

Vegetarian​

Weight

9 oz (227g)

MCT Oil

Net Carbs

3g

Protein

6g

Flavors: Smooth MCT Almond Butter

Ingredients: Organic Almonds and goMCT (C8/C10 MCT powder)

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