We Filipinos love a good palaman for our pandesal or sliced bread during breakfast or merienda. May it be liver spread, chocolate spread, jam, or peanut butter, we always love to have something on our bread!
But now, with many cooking, baking, and trying out stuff in the kitchen, these spreads can sometimes be sold out in the market, especially our beloved peanut butter. (Read: San Miguel Brings Back ‘Nutribun’ for Free Distribution in 30 Petron Stations)
Often used for both savory and sweet dishes like kare-kare, cookies, and cake, peanut butter can easily get sold out in groceries and markets. But fret not, we’ve found several alternatives you can use whenever you run out of peanut butter at home! These can also serve as a good alternative for those who have nut allergies, so that they no longer have to miss out on this classic Filipino favorite!
Soy Butter is a form of butter made out of toasted soybeans. It tastes almost similar to actual peanut butter, so you won’t miss out on taste that much!
Sunflower Seed Butter
Sunflower seed butter is perfect for those who have peanut and tree nut allergies (yes, those are two different things!). Another good thing about this is it contains less sugar than your normal store-bought peanut butter and other peanut butter alternatives, so you don’t need to worry about your diet when you’re having this! (Read: How do you eat healthy while in quarantine? We asked a nutritionist-dietician!)
For anyone who loves sweets, cookie butter may just be your go-to alternative. While it’s not the healthiest option, cookie butter is still delicious and can be paired with bread and desserts as well! It’s just the right level of spice and sweetness, and it will keep you coming back for more.