Highest Protein Peanut Butter (Compared By Brand)

Peanut butter is known for being high in protein which makes it a healthy snack choice for anyone, but it’s becoming increasingly popular with dieters and bodybuilders due to its high protein, high fat, and low-carb ratios.

But which peanut butter is highest in protein, and which should you avoid?

To find the best peanut butter for protein, I’ve collated nutritional data from dozens of grocery store brand peanut butter labels and compiled the figures into a database to help you find the best overall and the best by brand.

Read on to find out much more, including how to make the healthiest peanut butter choices and which to avoid.

Highest Protein Peanut Butter

While compiling the data for this article, I found out that all kinds of peanut butter are high in protein, with the average containing 7-8g of protein per 32g/2 tablespoon serving. However, there are a few outliers that contain additional high-protein ingredients.

The highest protein peanut butter I found (in grocery stores) is Skippy Protein (creamy & chunky varieties) which contains 10g of protein per 32g/2 tablespoon serving.

There are also online companies selling high-protein peanut butter, and you can also get powdered versions that often contain added protein.

The protein content in peanut butter doesn’t vary much from 7-8g (per 32g/2 tablespoons) because this is the amount found naturally in peanuts.

The peanut content in peanut butter ranges from around 90-100%, depending on the quality and added ingredients.

The higher protein peanut butter, containing 8g per serving, tends to be the better quality varieties with 100% peanuts or a very high percentage with just a little added salt.

Lowest Protein Peanut Butter

Peanut butter with added ingredients such as oil and sugar tends to be slightly lower in protein at around 6-7g per serving. However, it’s important to note that 6-7g is still a good amount of protein for the portion size. The lower protein varieties of peanut butter also tend to contain the most calories due to the added ingredients.

The lowest protein peanut butter I could find (available in grocery stores) is Skippy Natural (Creamy or Chunky) with Honey which contains 6g of protein per serving.

Peanut Butter Protein Content By Brand

Below is all the data you’ll need to find the peanut butter with the highest amount of protein for each brand, all of which are available in most (USA) grocery stores.

For consistency, the peanut butter I’ve compared is all ready-to-eat products and not powdered.

The table for each brand (in alphabetical order) shows the protein content for each product they produce, listed from highest to lowest in protein.

1 – Adams Peanut Butter

Adams peanut butter is a good choice for protein content, with all its products containing 8g of protein per serving.

The healthiest Adams peanut butter is their 100% creamy or chunky product which, as the name suggests, contains no other added ingredients such as sugar or oil.

The no-stir option is high in protein; however, it has added palm oil to prevent it from splitting.

Adams Peanut Butter ProductProtein Content in 2tbsp of Peanut Butter (Highest to Lowest)
100% Creamy & Chunky Peanut Butter8g
No-Stir Creamy8g
100% Creamy Natural Unsalted8g

2 – Crazy Richards Peanut Butter

Crazy Richards is another great choice when it comes to protein content, with the creamy and chunky products containing 8g per serving.

Both products are completely natural and contain 100% peanuts, so there’s no added sugar or oil.

Crazy Richards Peanut Butter ProductProtein Content in 2tbsp of Peanut Butter (Highest to Lowest)
Natural Creamy8g
Natural Chunky8g

3 – Good & Gather (Target Brand)

If you like Good & Gather peanut butter, the best protein content options are their Organic (creamy or crunchy) 100% peanut products which contain 8g of protein per serving.

No-Stir Good & Gather peanut butter contains a little less protein at 7g per serving and contains added sugar and palm oil. So if you’re looking for the healthiest option, avoid the no-stir option and check the peanut content.

Good & Gather Peanut Butter ProductProtein Content in 2tbsp of Peanut Butter (Highest to Lowest)
Organic Creamy8g
Organic Crunchy8g
Organic Creamy No-Stir7g
Organic Crunchy No-Stir7g

4 – Great Value Peanut Butter (Walmart Brand)

Next, we have Walmarts Great Value products, and the best option here is their organic peanut butter (crunchy or creamy), which contains 8g of protein and is made from 100% peanuts.

Their regular peanut butter, no-stir, and honey roast option all contain added sugar, especially honey roast, which contains 8g of sugar per serving. They also have added oil to prevent them from splitting. If you prefer Great Value peanut butter but are looking for the healthiest option, choose Organic.

Great Value Peanut Butter ProductProtein Content in 2tbsp of Peanut Butter (Highest to Lowest)
Organic Creamy & Crunchy8g
Regular Creamy & Crunchy7g
No-Stir Natural Creamy7g
Honey Roast Creamy7g

5 – Jif Peanut Butter

Jif Peanut Butter is an iconic brand, but when it comes to protein, it contains slightly less than some other products, with 7g per serving.

This is still a respectable amount of protein, but it’s not the highest.

Jif peanut butter products contain added sugar and oil, with the best choice being their Simply product which has reduced sugar and salt.

Jif Peanut Butter ProductProtein Content in 2tbsp of Peanut Butter (Highest to Lowest)
Creamy7g
Chunky7g
Simply7g

6 – Justin’s Peanut Butter

Justin’s Peanut butter isn’t the highest in protein (yet still respectable), with 7g per serving.

The classic peanut butter and honey products both contain added sugar and palm oil, but of the two, the classic contains less sugar per serving.

Justin’s Peanut Butter ProductProtein Content in 2tbsp of Peanut Butter (Highest to Lowest)
Classic7g
Honey7g

7 – MaraNatha Peanut Butter

MaraNatha Peanut Butter products have a good protein content at 8g per serving.

Their healthiest choice is their creamy or chunky products containing 100% peanuts. The no stir-product contains added sugar and palm oil to prevent it from splitting.

Peanut Butter ProductProtein Content in 2tbsp of Peanut Butter (Highest to Lowest)
Creamy8g
Chunky8g
Creamy No-Stir8g

8 – Natural Way Peanut Butter

Natural Way Peanut Butter contains 8g of protein per serving and doesn’t contain added sugar. It has some olive oil but contains olive oil, which has its own health benefits and is considered a heart-healthy fat.

Natural Way Peanut Butter ProductProtein Content in 2tbsp of Peanut Butter (Highest to Lowest)
Natural Way8g

9 – Peanut Butter & Co

The best Peanut Butter & Co product for protein content is their old-fashioned peanut butter (creamy or crunchy) which contains 8g per serving and has no added sugar or oil.

Their regular peanut butter contains slightly less protein (7g per serving) and has added palm oil to prevent it from splitting.

Peanut Butter & Co ProductProtein Content in 2tbsp of Peanut Butter (Highest to Lowest)
Old-fashioned Smooth8g
Old-fashioned Crunchy8g
Regular Smooth7g
Regular Crunchy7g

10 – Peter Pan Peanut Butter

The best choice for protein content in the Peter Pan peanut butter product range is Creamy Plus or their regular creamy or crunchy products.

All the peanut butter products below contain added sugar and oil (rapeseed and cottonseed). The Peter Pan product containing the most sugar is their Honey Roast Creamy Peanut Butter, which has 7g of added sugar per serving.

Peter Pan Peanut Butter ProductProtein Content in 2tbsp of Peanut Butter (Highest to Lowest)
Creamy Plus8g
Regular Creamy & Chunky8g
Honey Roast Creamy7g

11 – Reece’s

Reece’s are the masters of tasty peanut butter products, and their peanut butter is high in protein, with 8g per serving.

Their creamy peanut butter contains 2g of added sugar per serving and has added cottonseed, soybean, and rapeseed oil.

Reece’s Peanut Butter ProductProtein Content in 2tbsp of Peanut Butter (Highest to Lowest)
Creamy8g

12 – Santa Cruz

The best Santa Cruz choice for protein content is either their Organic Creamy Dark Roasted or Organic Creamy Light Roasted products which contain 8g of protein per serving.

Their crunchy peanut butter (light or dark roasted) contains slightly less protein at 7g per serving.

Santa Cruz Peanut Butter doesn’t contain any added sugar and oil, making it a healthy choice, whichever style you prefer.

Santa Cruz Peanut Butter ProductProtein Content in 2tbsp of Peanut Butter (Highest to Lowest)
Organic Creamy Dark Roasted8g
Organic Creamy Light Roasted8g
Organic Crunchy Dark Roasted7g
Organic Crunchy Light Roasted7g

13 – Skippy Peanut Butter

The highest protein peanut grocery store peanut butter I could find was Skippy Protein (smooth or chunky) which contains 10g of protein per serving. However, it’s important to note that the additional protein comes from added pea protein.

Other skippy brands of peanut butter contain 6-7g of protein, which is lower than some brands. All skippy peanut butter contains added sugar and oils (of varying kinds).

Skippy Natural Peanut Butter with Honey is the lowest protein peanut butter across all the brands I compared at 6g per serving, and it’s also one of the highest in sugar and calories.

Skippy Peanut Butter ProductProtein Content in 2tbsp of Peanut Butter (Highest to Lowest)
Protein Creamy & Chunky10g
Reduced-Fat Creamy7g
Regular Creamy & Chunky7g
Natural Creamy & Chunky7g
Roasted Honey Nut Creamy & Chunky7g
Natural with Honey Creamy & Chunky6g

14 – Smuckers

Smuckers Natural Creamy or Natural Crunchy peanut butter products are an excellent choice for protein, with both styles containing 8g of protein per serving.

Both products are 100% natural containing only peanuts and no added sugar or oil.

Smuckers Peanut Butter ProductProtein Content in 2tbsp of Peanut Butter (Highest to Lowest)
Natural Creamy8g
Natural Crunchy8g

15 – Spread the Love

Spread the Love Naked and Naked Crunch products contain a little less protein per serving than some other products.

However, this is still a respectable amount, and Spread the Love products are a healthy choice that contain 100% peanuts and no added sugar or oil.

Peanut Butter ProductProtein Content in 2tbsp of Peanut Butter (Highest to Lowest)
Naked7g
Naked Crunch7g

16 – Teddie

Teddie Creamy or Chunky Peanut Butter products are an excellent choice for protein at 8g per serving and are another natural product with no added sugar or oil.

Peanut Butter ProductProtein Content in 2tbsp of Peanut Butter (Highest to Lowest)
Creamy8g
Chunky8g

17 – Wild Friends

Wild Friends is another brand of peanut butter that is a healthy choice with 8g of protein and no added sugar or oil.

Peanut Butter ProductProtein Content in 2tbsp of Peanut Butter (Highest to Lowest)
Creamy8g

18 – Winstone Farms

Winstone Farms Peanut Butter contains slightly less protein than some other brands’ products; however, 7g per serving is still a good amount of protein.

Their Creamy Peanut butter contains some added sugar, and it also has added cottonseed, soybean, and rapeseed oil.

Peanut Butter ProductProtein Content in 2tbsp of Peanut Butter (Highest to Lowest)
Creamy7g

Conclusion

So, as a rule, peanut butter containing the most protein (that doesn’t have added ingredients such as pea protein) contains 8g of protein per serving. These are generally high-quality peanut butter that doesn’t contain added ingredients such as added oil and sugar.

The healthiest choices are those that contain natural products such as 100% peanuts or just a little added sea salt for flavor.

Ultimately, everyone has their favorite, but hopefully, this article can help you pick the best for you and your diet.

More Peanut Butter Protein FAQs

Which peanut butter is high protein and low carb?

Peanut butter containing the lowest carbs contains 4-5g per 32g/2 tablespoon serving. The best example I could find is MaraNatha Creamy peanut butter (not the no-stir option) which contains 4g of carbs and 8g of protein.

Which peanut butter is high protein and high fat?

The highest fat peanut butter contains around 17-18g of fat per 32g/2 tablespoon serving. However, some of these will contain added fats such as palm oil. One of the best peanut butter products with no added oil that has a high-fat, high-protein content is again MaraNatha creamy peanut butter (100% peanut product) that contains 8g of protein and 17g of natural fat.

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