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Peanut Butter and the Daniel Fast

Peanut butter is a great source of protein while on the Daniel Fast. You’ll want to read the label when you purchase peanut butter for the fast to make sure it’s free of sugar and chemicals. Look for 100% Peanut Butter. There are several brands.

My favorite is Adams Natural Peanut Butter. Granted, you need to keep their products stirred, but that’s one of the prices of not having hydrogenated shortening in your peanut butter. I would far prefer to stir!

I’ve used this peanut butter for more than 35 years! I love the flavor and it contains peanuts. No more, no less. Just peanuts, which makes it a perfect Daniel Food ingredient for some sauces and for using with celery or other vegetables.

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  1. Yes, as long as no sweeteners have been added.

    January 7, 2016
  2. Heather #

    Is all natural organic Almond butter allowed?

    January 5, 2016
  3. Use natural salt . . . all is well 🙂

    January 4, 2016
  4. LaSharnda Beckwith #

    I did not think you could eat table salt on the fast. Are you sure? It’s processed,

    January 4, 2016
  5. Yes, salt is allowed on the Daniel Fast.

    January 4, 2016
  6. Hi, can we add salt to our food ?

    January 3, 2016
  7. I buy it from my local grocery store – have for years. It’s commonly available. I live in Washington State. Not sure if it’s available in California. Adams is one of the oldest pure peanut butters around.

    Hope you can find it. It’s usually on the shelves with all the other peanut butters.

    January 26, 2014
  8. To God be the Glory, you mention Adams 100 perc natural peanut butter but you never mention where people in los angeles (for instance) can purchase it, might it only be purchased at health food stores, drug stores, and what about the other butters, almond butter etc….May God Bless You and Thank you Brenda

    January 25, 2014
  9. Daniel Fast Team #

    Skippy peanut butter has ingredients that are not allowed on the Daniel Fast. When reading the ingredients look for a list of ingredients that has only Peanuts, or Peanuts and Salt. Adams 100% Natural is a good alternative. Be Blessed on your Fast!

    January 21, 2014
  10. Tawanda Johnson #

    Is skippy peanut butter good for Daniel fast

    January 20, 2014
  11. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Marsha,
    Deep fried foods are not allowed on the fast. However, you can bake them in the oven. I hope this helps!

    January 14, 2014
  12. Marsha #

    Can I eat fried potatoes…fried in olive oil? Or to bake in an oven?

    January 6, 2014
  13. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Mo,
    Agave is a natural sweetener, however there are no sweeteners of any kind is allowed on the fast. A good peanut butter should have as its ONLY Ingredients: Peanuts….and maybe some salt. Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter is one that we can recommend. I hope this helps!

    September 6, 2013
  14. Mo #

    Is agave syrup in peanut butter an artificial sweetener?

    September 5, 2013
  15. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Trevor,
    You need to be reading the Ingredients list, this is where you will see the foods that have been added in. The Glycemic carbohydrates of the food is listed in the nutritional list. I hope this helps.

    February 4, 2013
  16. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Liz,
    I am not sure, but here is a link to a calorie calculator. Enter in all your ingredients (for any recipe, it’s pretty cool) and it will calculate the nutitional information for you: Enjoy!

    February 1, 2013
  17. Trevor #

    Hi I am on day 8 of the fast and I was looking at some new meals to ingredients try
    I noticed that some products like whole wheat biscuits contain Glycemic carbohydrates of 1.2g
    Is this classified as sugar

    January 26, 2013
  18. Daniel Fast Team #

    Yes, all nut butters (free of sweeteners and additives) are fine. Be Blessed!

    January 25, 2013
  19. What is the calorie count for the potato and green onion frittata. I am trying to make sure I eat enough of the foods that are good for me and I have found that tofu is pretty good. Praise God.
    Liz Richardson

    January 24, 2013
  20. Melanie #

    What about almond butter? thank you.

    January 23, 2013
  21. Daniel Fast Team #

    No, Cane juice is another name for sugar, so no cane juice on the fast. Your coconut milk ingredients should read something like: Coconut and water. Be blessed!

    January 22, 2013
  22. So to further clarify the coconut milk issue – if I purchased all natural coconut milk and do NOT see sugar or any “ose” in the ingredients list although I DO see cane juice, can it be used for RECIPE purposes only?

    January 21, 2013
  23. Jean #

    Thank God so much for the insight given to you regarding the Daniel Fast. I am so thankful to have found this site. The blogs are definitely very helpful because they answer a lot of questions that we sometimes do not even think to ask. Again thanks and I am enjoying this journey. God bless and keep you.

    January 16, 2013
  24. Daniel Fast Team #

    There are no sweeteners of any kind allowed on the fast (natural or artificial). Although agave nectar is plant based it is still a sweetener and not allowed while on the fast. Peanut butter should be made only from peanuts and maybe salt, to comply with the Daniel Fast guidelines. Our favorite brand is Adam’s 100% Natural). Be Blessed!

    January 16, 2013
  25. angela #

    is agave syrup not allowed? it is an ingrediant in earth balance natural peanut butter

    January 16, 2013
  26. Lisa Elcook #

    It appears this comes from another persons fast guide. I was able to find a reference in the Foods to Avoid list that reads “Vinegar – made by a fermentation process like wine”. The irony of this is that the list of foods ok to use contains: “Baking soda- all natural” and “Stevia”. It appears there are different teachings for the fast. I have read your excellent reasoning for not using sweetners at all. Dates work well for an occasional sweetening agent. Not sure where you would use baking soda, since I assumed it was a raising agent. Happy to use the vinegar though!

    January 13, 2013
  27. Mac #

    Tawana, I just wanted you to know I am praying for you. I felt an urge to do so immediately upon reading your post. I am still deciding myself as I feel led to fast but not sure what I am going to give up and also don’t want to disrupt my wife’s life. God is good and He will be faithful and support no matter what!

    January 11, 2013
  28. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Jennie,
    Kinda, Sorta…The only beverage on the Daniel Fast is water. Blended fruits and vegetables (made more hearty like Smoothies) are considered a “meal replacement.” So these are allowed on the Daniel Fast. Just juicing carrots would be too close to drinking juice than a smooothie meal replacement. . . . so you just need to keep within the fine lines of this distinction. Be blessed!

    January 10, 2013
  29. Jenny #

    Hello I came across your web site loved it! Our church is doing the Daniel fast. the first few days was hard without coffee I had bad headaches but now I feel better. I wanted to know if i could use my juicer and make carrot juice would that be ok to drink ?

    January 10, 2013
  30. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Naeema,
    Make sure you are reading the INGREDIENTS list and not the Nutritional list when you read the label. The Ingredients List is the one you want to look at to see if sugar has been Added in (which is not allowed), the sugars that are Naturally derived from foods are allowed on the fast, and will show only in the Nutritional list (which based on there being only 1gram, I am guessing, that this is where you were seeing it). If so, and the rest of the ingredients comply, then this would be a good option for the fast. Also, Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter is one we can recommend for the fast. Be Blessed in your Journey!

    January 10, 2013
  31. Naeema #

    What about Natural penut butter that has 1g of sugar, is that not aloud either. I found it really hard to find peanut butter without sugar even the natural ones

    January 10, 2013
  32. Not of the foods you mentioned are allowed on the Daniel Fast. No sweeteners, no matter the source of the “sweetness.” Cocao has caffeine and therefore not allowed.

    January 9, 2013
  33. Ramona Reed #

    Is raw cocao powder allowed? I know that sweetners aren’t allowed, but does that also include stevia which is from the stevia plant? What about agave nectar?

    January 9, 2013

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