Miyoko’s Creamery has revolutionized vegan cheeses and vegan butter. The founder, Miyoko, uses artisan style creations that use plant-forward ingredients like oats, cashews, and coconut to create cruelty-free delicious products that can be enjoyed by vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike. Today we’ll be focusing on the Miyoko’s European Style Butter but there is also the Unsalted European Style Butter (that does have different ingredients aside from no salt), the Spreadable Cultured Vegan Oat Milk Butter, and the Spreadable Cultured Vegan Oat Milk Butter Garlic Parm. Miyoko’s has a variety of artisanal vegan cheeses that you can find widely available now too but again, let’s focus on the Miyoko’s European Style Vegan Butter.
First, let me just say that I was unsure what to expect with a vegan cultured butter that used cashews and coconut as the base. I have a fondness for soft churned style butters that are spreadable straight from the fridge and immediately I notice that is not quite the case with Miyoko’s European Style Vegan Butter. It’s a very firm vegan butter that is very solid once it leaves the fridge and I’ve found does better if given the opportunity to soften at warm room temperature before spreading on your favorite toast or bagel.
The flavor is mild with a slight tang, similar to butter but also very different because it tastes like a bit of fermented cashews (in a good way though!). There is just enough saltiness to bite the creamy coconut cashew base. And despite it containing cashews which I sometimes find sweet, Miyoko’s European Style Vegan Butter is not sweet at all and is much more in line with a subtle savory taste.
Miyoko’s European Style Vegan Butter isn’t the easiest to spread if taken straight out of the fridge and will definitely be difficult to smoothly spread if whatever you’re buttering isn’t hot and/or the vegan butter isn’t room temperature. If you don’t account for this, it can make a less enjoyable eating experience as no body wants globs of hard vegan butter, even if it is butter!
Aside from spreading on breads, toast, bagels, and English Muffins, I also tried Miyoko’s European Style Vegan Butter in sautés and in baked goods and I think it holds up the best in a sauté and if spread on your favorite warm/toasted bread for a clean eating vegan butter experience (more on the ingredients later).
In general, I’d say Miyoko’s European Style Vegan Butter has a subtle but plant-forward delightful flavor that really adds depth and a sense of “natural” to the overly processed vegan butter alternatives that contain a lot of palm oils and sometimes hydrogenated oils. Although not the most easily to spread straight from the fridge, this tasty 100% vegan plant-based butter is unique and has a mild delicious taste you’ll appreciate on all of your favorite breads. Find Miyoko’s European Style Vegan Butter HERE.
Before we get into the nitty gritty, Miyoko’s European Style Vegan Butter has only six ingredients. Yes, only six ingredients! In a world of many plant-based butter alternatives that have a laundry list of ingredients, it’s refreshing to see only a few and very recognizable ingredients like coconut oil and cultured cashew milk. Ok, but now let’s see how the nutrition stacks up….
Each tablespoon of Miyoko’s European Style Vegan Butter contains 90 calories from fat (after all, it is a full on buttery spread). There are no carbohydrates and no protein as it’s purely an oil/fat product with 10 grams of total fat. Most of the fat is saturated fat as coconut is mostly saturated fat. So in each serving, there are 8 grams of saturated fat.
There is a bit of salt added to Miyoko’s European Style Vegan Butter and in one tablespoon, you’ll find only 65mg sodium which is about half the amount compared to other vegan buttery spreads that have usually over 100mg of sodium per serving and traditional salted butter has about 90mg of sodium per tablespoon. This vegan butter does not taste salty in my opinion but rather the salt is used to help add just a bit of depth to the flavor. If you’re interested in a 100% plant-based vegan butter that uses few ingredients that are 100% plant-forward and that tastes rich and buttery, consider adding Miyoko’s European Style Vegan Butter to your next grocery list.
In case you are curious, below you will find the nutrition panel and ingredient list for Miyoko’s European Style Vegan Butter.
Miyoko’s European Style Vegan Butter Ingredients:
Organic Coconut oil, Organic Cultured Cashew Milk (Filtered Water, Organic Cashews, Cultures), Filtered Water, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Sunflower Lecithin, Sea Salt
Miyoko’s European Style Vegan Butter is a firm but smooth, plant-based butter alternative that uses very recognizable ingredients. With only six plant-forward ingredients, Miyoko’s European Style Vegan Butter is a great choice for a vegan, vegetarian, or a predominately plant-based person. It has a mild taste that can complement your favorite toast just as well as it can be used in your favorite vegetable sauté. Miyoko’s European Style Vegan Butter is a cruelty-free, vegan butter that you should try. Afterall, they are a Certified B Corp and even have their own sanctuary to support animals. This is one vegan butter is one that you should and can feel good about eating.
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