I want to take this time to recommend a truly remarkable product that opened the doors to more creative cuisine and changed my husband’s food experiences forever. Are you ready for it? Imagine a drum roll rising to crescendo as the curtains rise to reveal this:
It’s a substitution for peanut butter designed to be consumed by people who have allergies to peanuts. That’s why they’ve labeled it as a school-safe product because children with peanut allergies are on the rise. This is not like any of the other peanut butter substitutes that are available out there, such as SunButter, Almond Butter, or Pea Butter. The reason why I say this is because this peanut butter substitute has the closest flavor to real peanut butter than any other peanut butter substitute on the market that I’ve tried. That’s probably why they called it WOWbutter. (I don’t have a peanut allergy, so I am able to try WOWbutter side-by-side with real peanut butter for comparison).
And just like real peanut butter, WOWbutter comes in both creamy smooth and crunchy versions.
Both are 100% peanut free and gluten free, made with toasted soy and soy oil, sweetened with cane sugar, and processed in Canada.
The taste is so similar to real peanut butter that I can almost be fooled on a blind taste test if it was used in baked goods. The smell of it is also the closest to real peanut butter than any of the peanut butter replacements I’ve tried before.
My husband is allergic to peanuts, and while growing up there were many common foods that he always wanted to try. First things first, I made him his first peanut butter on bread. Then he was able to enjoy the simplest peanut butter recipes like peanut butter on toast, PB&J sandwiches, peanut butter banana on toast, and ants on a log. The natural progression was to try WOWbutter next on baked goods and savory dishes.
It was then that I noticed that there are some differences between WOWbutter and real peanut butter. Sometimes WOWbutter doesn’t produce the same desired textures or react differently with other ingredients. I’ve had several failures at baking with WOWbutter, but most of these were as the result of trying to bake it in conjunction with fresh bananas. If you compare crunchy WOWbutter with crunchy peanut butter, you will see that while both are spreadable, WOWbutter is more liquid and soft at room temperature.
The instructions on the jar say that refrigeration is not required, but I like to store my WOWbutter in the fridge. You might want to use caution and start small when experimenting with cooking with WOWbutter for the first time. But through my process of trial and error, I successfully re-produced the following recipes for my husband, where the peanut butter can be replaced with WOWbutter:
To watch his face grow in excitement as he tries these recipes for the first time in his life, and then to see his reaction to something so novel to him…… it doesn’t get better than that! Have you seen this product in your local grocery store yet but were hesitant to try it? If your local grocery store does not have it, you can order WOWbutter here and have it shipped directly to your house. What exciting things have you made with it?