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Is peanut butter vegan?

Cooking Light logo Cooking Light 5/21/2019 Lauren Wicks
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Ah, peanut butter—the creamy, dreamy condiment that makes chocolate even more rich and a sad jelly sandwich exciting. We’ve noticed many people wondering if peanut butter is vegan and just had to clear things up for the sake of the plant-based community.

Long story short: yes, peanut butter is indeed vegan! Our favorite varieties are those made with just peanuts and a pinch of salt or sugar, but some store-bought brands are also made with plant-based oils and lots of added salt or sweeteners.

Honey can sometimes be one of those sweeteners, so it’s important to read the ingredient list before buying a jar of peanut butter to ensure you’re making a healthy choice that also fits your diet! You can also prevent any added junk from hiding in your peanut butter by making your own.

Peanut butter can make a great vegan pantry staple, as it adds fat, protein, and major flavor. We absolutely love whipping up a batch of our Quick Peanut Sauce for stir-fries, curries, and to serve with veggies at snack time. Plus, our 100-Calorie Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups make the perfect guilt-free indulgence! Aren’t you glad you don’t have to live without it?

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