If you are looking for palm oil free peanut butter, just be sure to read labels. You will find it. Companies use “No Stir” labels as a marketing strategy. Others may use “No Need to Stir.”
This advertising on labels means there is palm oil in the product. It will be listed in the ingredients as Palm Oil &/or Mono- & Diglycerides.
Peanut butter manufacturers add palm oil so their peanut butter spreads easily. Many larger companies who label their peanut butter as “Organic” and “All Natural” use palm oil as well.
Peanut butter companies can’t use artificial trans fats in their products because the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) banned them. Many peanut butter companies have turned to palm oil.
At times, it will say Palm Oil on labels. Other times it may list Mono- & Diglycerides, which in peanut butter are typically derived from palm oil.
Peanut butter spread contains palm oil
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Also note, there is “Peanut Butter” and there is “Peanut Butter Spread.” These are not created equally.
These products will be next to each other on store shelves. Peanut butter spreads will contain palm oil plus many other ingredients. Read the front of the peanut butter jar to see if it’s peanut butter or a spread.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration stated that palm oil is not a healthy substitute for trans fats, yet palm oil consumption continues to rise.
Find palm oil free peanut butter
- Read labels.
- Don’t buy peanut butter with “No Stir” labeling.
- Don’t buy peanut butter spread.
- Buy peanut butter with just peanuts and salt.
Peanut butter without palm oil
We love when industry leaders keep their products free from palm oil. Here is a list of peanut butter without palm oil ingredients. Please support them by buying their products.
Congratulations to Wild Friends Foods, the first nut butter company in the world to become Certified Palm Oil Free. ALL of their peanut butter and nut butter products are made without palm oil or palm oil derivatives.
The International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark Programme certified these products have been thoroughly researched, right back to the sources. Look at all of these choices of peanut butter without palm oil:
Wild Friends Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Protein Peanut Butter
- Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter
- Classic Creamy Peanut Butter
- Gingerbread Peanut Butter
- Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter
- Sugar Cookie Peanut Butter
- Vanilla Protein Peanut Butter
- Vanilla Collagen Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Collagen Peanut Butter
Check out these choices for almond butter without palm oil:
Wild Friends Almond Butter
- Chocolate Almond Butter
- Classic Creamy Almond Butter
- Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter
- Vanilla Collagen Almond Butter
They have other nut butters that they certified palm oil free as well:
Wild Friends Sunflower Butter
- Organic Honey Sunflower Butter
- Organic Maple Sunflower Butter
Wild Friends Super Butter
- Almond Cashew Super Butter
- Peanut Cashew Super Butter
Wild Friends Collagen Nut Butters
These are their newest palm oil free peanut butter and almond butter products:
- Vanilla Collagen Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Collagen Peanut Butter
- Vanilla Collagen Almond Butter
For most of the above products, Wild Friends also offers single serve packs.
Move over Nutella! Now there is palm oil free: Wild Friends Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Their Hazelnut Spread without palm oil is one of their newest products.
Wild Friends Oats and Nut Butter
These are also Palm Oil Free certified:
- Peanut Cashew Nut Butter + Oats
- Peanut Blueberry Nut Butter + Oats
- Almond Cashew Nut Butter + Oats
- Almond Cranberry Nut Butter + Oats
We regularly buy the following and love them:
- In jars: Chocolate Almond Butter; Classic Creamy Peanut Butter; Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter
- Single serving packs: Organic Honey Sunflower Butter; Vanilla Almond Butter
Spread the Love Foods
It’s great Spread the Love advertises on their website: No palm fruit oil. They also advertise this on their labeling. It’s so important to tell consumers to look for this benefit!
It’s also Non-GMO and made in small batches.
Spread the Love’s Peanut Butter
- Naked Organic Peanut Butter
- Naked Crunch Organic Peanut Butter
Their almond butter is made in a peanut-free facility!
Spread the Love’s Almond Butter
- Unsalted Almond Butter
- Unsalted Crunch Almond Butter
Big Spoon Roasters
We were happy to see Big Spoon Roasters advertises Palm Free on their nut butters and nut butter bars. Their handcrafted nut butters are available in 3 oz and 13 oz jars. Check out these flavor combinations. They are all Non-GMO.
Big Spoon Roasters Peanut Butter
- Crunchy Sorghum Peanut Butter
- Hot Mamba Peanut Butter
- Peanut Butter with Wildflower Honey
Big Spoon Roasters Almond Butter
- Almond Butter with Wildflower Honey
- Chocolate Sea Salt Almond Butter
- Espresso Almond Butter
- Fiji Ginger Almond Butter
- Toasted Coconut Almond Butter
Big Spoon Roasters Cashew Butter
- Cashew Butter with Coconut Nectar
- Lemon Coconut Cashew Butter
- Maple Cinnamon Peanut & Pecan Butter
- Peanut Pecan Butter with Wildflower Honey
- Chai Spice Peanut and Almond Butter
- Carrot Cake Almond and Walnut Butter
- Limited Batch Pistachio Crunch Almond Butter
Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter Co.
For over 100 years, Crazy Richard’s has been an additive-free peanut butter. Their peanut butter ingredients are simple and don’t include salt or sugar… just peanuts!
Additionally, they recognize that hydrogenated palm oil isn’t a good thing.
We’ve used Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter in recipes, and it’s very easy to mix. You can find this brand in many grocery stores.
Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter
- Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
- Natural Crunchy Peanut Butter
Crazy Richard’s Almond Butter
Crazy Richard’s Cashew Butter
Ingredients: Dry-Roasted Cashews and Sunflower Oil
Teddie Natural Peanut Butter
Teddie’s products are free from sweeteners, oils as well as anything artificial. The peanuts are grown in the United States and are Non GMO.
In addition, they use simple ingredients: Peanuts. Some contain salt. Others flaxseed. At most, there are three ingredients… that’s it! You can find this peanut butter at Target, Walmart, Safeway, ShopRite, and more.
Teddie All Natural Smooth
- Smooth Unsalted
- Super Chunky
- Super Chunky Unsalted
- Smooth with Flaxseed
- Chunky with Flaxseed
Teddie Organic All Natural
Kroger Natural Peanut Butter
A reader made a suggestion in the Comments about Kroger’s Natural Peanut Butter as being palm oil free and an inexpensive option. They don’t add oils, stabilizers, preservatives, or sugars. Their Natural Peanut Butter line contains only two ingredients: Roasted Peanuts and Salt.
Easy-to-find at Kroger stores, this is an accessible brand. In addition, in the past we’ve contacted Kroger about some of their other products. We asked them about the source of some of their ingredients.
While most large companies avoid answering questions about palm oil, Kroger took extra steps to get us the information we asked for and were transparent about it. They asked their product development teams for the answers. They went above and beyond what other large companies have done.
Kroger Natural Peanut Butter
RX Nut Butter
RXBAR has confirmed with us 100% of their products are made without palm oil or palm oil derivatives.
While they are known for their bars, now they are making peanut butter without palm oil. Their RX Nut Butter is available in 1.13 ounce pouches.
RX Nut Butter — Honey Cinnamon Nut Butter
Ingredients are Peanuts, Egg Whites, Dates, Coconut Oil, Honey, Cinnamon, Sea Salt, Natural Flavors.
The ingredients are Peanuts, Egg Whites, Dates, Coconut Oil, Sea Salt.
Almond butter without palm oil
RX Nut Butter — Vanilla Almond Butter
Also, they offer Vanilla Almond Butter without palm oil. The ingredients are Almonds, Egg Whites, Dates, Coconut Oil, Sea Salt, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Vanilla Beans, Natural Flavor.
Maple Almond Butter
The palm oil-free ingredients are Almonds, Egg Whites, Dates, Coconut Oil, Maple Sugar, Sea Salt, Natural Flavors.
Trader Joe’s Organic Peanut Butter Creamy (Salted or No Salt) Valencia
Ingredients: Organic Valencia Peanuts. The salted version contains Sea Salt.
Trader Joe’s Organic Peanut Butter Crunchy (Salted or No Salt) Valencia
Contains: Organic Valencia Peanuts. Salted version contains Sea Salt.
Watch out for their other lines with “no stir” labeling which means they most likely contain palm oil.
Whole Foods Peanut Butter
Read labels carefully before purchasing. Most of the Whole Foods peanut butters now contain palm oil. See comments below.
Always read labels before buying!
O Organics Chunky Peanut Butter
Ingredients are Peanuts and Salt.
Be aware of their Creamy peanut butter with the “no stir” labeling and palm oil.
While there are hydrogenated oils in these products which are controversial, our focus is on palm oil free peanut butter.
Remember, it’s important for the Everyday Consumer to be able to find an easily accessible, industry-leading brand who doesn’t use palm oil in some of their products.
We are happy Skippy still makes some of their products without palm oil.
Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter
and Skippy Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter
Ingredients: Roasted Peanuts, Sugar, and Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Cottonseed, Soybean and Rapeseed Oil) to prevent separation, Salt.
Skippy Honey Roasted Nut Creamy
Ingredients: Roasted Peanuts, Peanut Oil, Honey, Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Cottonseed, Soybean and Rapeseed Oil) to prevent separation, Molasses, Salt.
Skippy Singles Creamy
Ingredients: Roasted Peanuts, Sugar, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Cottonseed, Soybean and Rapeseed Oil) to prevent separation, Salt.
Note: Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy and Reduced Fat Super Chunk do contain Mono- and Diglycerides. We avoid them because they CAN be manufactured using palm ingredients.
Also note: All of Skippy’s Natural Peanut Butter Spreads contain palm oil.
Read labels for all of their products but you will find some without palm oil in the ingredients.
Good and Gather (Target brand)
If you shop for peanut butter at Target, check out Good and Gather Peanut Butter. You must read labels carefully but you will find some under this label that do not contain palm oil or mono- & diglycerides.
Choosing palm oil free peanut butter
Thank you to these companies for making these lines of peanut butter without palm oil.
We looked at lists of alternate names for palm oil derivatives — there are over 500 names. To the best of our knowledge, the ones listed above are palm oil free. However, it is not guaranteed. The only way to know for sure is if the peanut butter manufacturers apply for Palm Oil Free certification.
How to find peanut butter without palm oil
1.) Avoid “no stir” labeling.
Peanut butter companies who use palm oil may highlight “No Stir” on their labels.
They are trying to make it seem like it’s a good thing.
This means there aren’t oils to keep it together; the fat from the peanuts naturally separate to the top. This is okay. You just have to mix it. We store our peanut butter upside down. Just make sure to thoroughly seal the lid. This makes it easy to stir.
Also watch for Easy to Stir labels. Read ingredients because these peanut butter jars will typically contain palm oil.
2.) Buy certified Palm Oil Free peanut butter.
We await the day when marketing for peanut butter and other products includes “no palm oil” labeling as industry-wide advertising.
See all the work the International Palm Oil Free Certification Accreditation Programme is doing to highlight palm oil free products with their “No Palm Oil” Certification labeling. As stated above, Wild Friends earned this certification for making nut butters and peanut butter without palm oil.
Orangutan Alliance is another organization which certifies products as Palm Oil Free.
As consumers, we can encourage companies to certify their products Palm Oil Free. We can also look for this labeling and buy products with it.
In addition, Spread the Love promotes “Palm Oil Free” on their labels, recognizing the significance of this, though they aren’t officially certified.
Read labels and look for Palm Oil Free.
3.) Watch out for Mono- and Diglycerides.
These ingredients are typically made from palm oil in peanut butter and nut butter products. Mono- and Diglycerides are emulsifiers that manufacturers use to stabilize foods, such as peanut butter, mayonnaise, ice cream, baked goods, margarine, and others.
In nut butters, companies use Mono- and Diglycerides to prevent the oils from separating. We avoid all products with Mono- & Diglycerides because very rarely will the company spell out their source.
4.) Don’t buy peanut butter Spreads.
Read the front of the jar to see how the company describes the product.
Peanut butter spreads contain palm oil ingredients.
In addition to having Palm Oil, peanut butter spreads contain many more ingredients than just peanuts and salt.
5.) Read all ingredient labels.
You might think because it’s advertised as “Natural” or “Organic” that it’s superior to labels without these claims. It’s important to note:
These Natural and Organic peanut and nut butters often contain palm oil.
6.) Look for peanut butter that needs to be refrigerated.
When there are hydrogenated oils added to peanut butter, it increases shelf-life and doesn’t need to be refrigerated.
Note: There are also peanut butters without palm oil that do not say to refrigerate.
7.) The less ingredients, the better.
When you have peanuts and salt, what more do you need? You won’t miss added sugar when you have your PB&J. Even better? Eat it with already-sweet fresh fruit or mix in some pure honey, etc.
Peanut butter in desserts
You’ll find premade desserts with peanut butter will most always contain palm oil. Make them at home and use peanut butter with just peanuts and salt. Use it to make peanut butter bars, cookies, pies, and more. You can even make a peanut butter milkshake. Yum!
There are lots of recipes you can make with palm oil free peanut butter.
Peanut butter cookies are easy to make. Some to try are sugar free peanut butter cookies, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, and peanut butter cookies with 3 ingredients. You can also make peanut butter sauce to top ice cream or pancakes.
Peanut butter in sandwiches
Now that you know about finding palm free peanut butter, learn how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich palm oil free by choosing the right bread.
Palm oil free peanut butter
In addition to finding peanut butter without palm oil, we enjoy other palm oil free products. Check out:
- Granola bars without palm oil
- Cookies without palm oil
- Cereals without palm oil
- Pretzels without palm oil
- Snacks without palm oil
Enjoy peanut butter as part of a breakfast without palm oil.
Peanut butter no palm oil
We are happy to be able to find peanut butter without palm oil and hope these companies keep these products free from palm. Remember, always check labels.
Companies are adding palm oil to their products all the time. It’s a cheap and versatile oil.
Many of our once-favorite products have started using palm oil; it’s even in beverages.
Reach out to companies to let them know you want them to make their peanut butter and other products without palm oil.
Best peanut butter
Many companies include palm oil in peanut butter.
Avoid NO STIR labeling. Avoid PEANUT BUTTER SPREADS. Read labels.
We believe in choosing products without palm oil and are happy to find palm free peanut butter. We think it’s the best peanut butter for our planet.
Whether you experience allergic reactions from palm oil, believe you have a palm oil intolerance, or avoid it for environmental reasons, it’s a good choice to choose peanut butter without palm oil. If you have a high performance food processor, you can easily learn how to make peanut butter yourself.
Our son gets sick from anything with palm oil in it. It negatively affects his health in many different ways.
These are items we use which make it easier to avoid palm oil.
Remember to support these nut butters, protein spreads, and peanut butter brands without palm oil. Also, support Palm Oil Free labeling.
Please share in the Comments why you seek these products. If you know of any other brands of no palm oil peanut butter, please make a Comment as well.
Note, we are not medical professionals. This is not medical advice. Please consult with your physician. The information is based on our own Internet research, reading labels in stores, and reaching out to companies. Use this as a reference point. This list is not guaranteed.
You will know for sure a product is truly Palm Oil Free is if it has earned the certification trademark from the International Palm Oil Free Certification Trademark Programme which is recognized in 20+ countries.
Also, the Orangutan Alliance certifies products Palm Oil Free.
Remember, it’s essential to read the ingredients before you buy anything.