The 5 Best Natural Peanut Butters of 2019

From creamy to crunchy, find the perfect spread for your tastes

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Santa Cruz Organic Creamy Peanut Butter at Amazon

"Comes in light and dark roast flavors."

Best No-Stir: Classic Peanut Butter by Justin's at Amazon

"Uses palm oil to give it a creamy, no-stir texture."

Best Crunchy: Jif Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter Spread at Amazon

"Longtime Jif fan? You’ll love their natural crunchy peanut butter."

Best with Probiotics: Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter at Amazon

"This creamy, organic peanut butter contains sea salt and probiotics."

Best Powdered: PBfit All-Natural Peanut Butter Powder at Amazon

"PBfit is great in smoothies or baked goods."

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Santa Cruz Organic Dark Roasted Creamy Peanut Butter Spread

If you’re looking for a great, well-rounded natural peanut butter, try the Santa Cruz Organic Dark Roasted Creamy Peanut Butter Spread. This all-natural peanut butter comes in light and dark roast flavors (who knew dark roast was for more than just coffee?). Each 16-ounce container is well worth the price for the appealing texture and robust taste Santa Cruz products are known for. All in all, Santa Cruz is a delicious natural peanut butter that won’t leave you missing the commercial brands.

Best No-Stir: Classic Peanut Butter by Justin's

One complaint we often hear about natural peanut butter is the need to stir it each time you enjoy it. Solution: Justin’s Classic Peanut Butter. This natural peanut butter uses palm oil to give it a creamy, no-stir texture, without any oil separation. Justin’s also comes in a variety of flavors, like honey peanut and maple almond.

Looking for more options? Check out our roundup of the best almond butters.

Best Crunchy: Jif Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter Spread

If you’re a longtime Jif fan, you’ll love their natural crunchy peanut butter. This all-natural peanut butter is made with 90 percent peanuts and has that crunchy texture you know and love from Jif. It’s available in either regular or honey flavors, and you can even buy in bulk up to 40 ounces. Jif crunchy peanut butter is made with peanuts, sugar, salt, and palm oil—so it does have a few more ingredients than some of our other brands, giving it a slightly more conventional taste.

If you’re a recent natural peanut butter convert, Jif Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter is a great choice. It offers more natural ingredients without sacrificing the traditional peanut butter flavor you love.

Best with Probiotics: Naturally More 100% Organic Peanut Butter

Probiotics are known to help support both digestive and immune system health, which is why we love that the Naturally More Organic Peanut Butter has added probiotics in every jar. This creamy, organic peanut butter contains peanuts, flax seeds, coconut sugar, palm oil, sea salt, and probiotics. Flax seeds have a plethora of health benefits of their own, aiding digestion and protecting the heart. The Naturally More peanut butter isn’t just good for you—it also provides a rich, peanut-y taste.

Need more ideas? Read our article on the best probiotic drinks.

Best Powdered: PBfit All-Natural Peanut Butter Powder

Peanut butter contains a mixture of fat and protein. If you're looking to use peanut butter as the main protein source for something like a smoothie or oatmeal, the amount of traditional peanut butter you'd need to add might yield the end result a little too rich and peanut-y. Peanut butter powder is a great alternative that adds the protein of peanuts, along with the flavor, but because it is much lower in fat it won't weight down or overpower the dish. Made with just peanuts, palm sugar, and salt, PBfit is also great in smoothies or baked goods, to give you that peanut-y fix.

Take a peek at our reviews of the best protein snacks.

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