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How to Make Nutritious Seed Butter

Updated on July 11, 2016
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Athlyn Green has an interest in whole, natural foods and shares her insights with others.

Seeds Used for Butters

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Bring the Goodness of Seeds to the Morning Breakfast Table

Seed butter spreads are a delicious alternative to store-bought margarine and butter. A butter made from tasty seeds is a fantastic route to better nutrition.

Why settle for standard store-bought spreads loaded with salt and the wrong kinds of fats?

Seeds are nutrient dense foods and, as such, can play a role in a healthful eating plan. One of the easiest methods to increase your seed consumption is to make nutritious seed butter.

Seed butters can be sweetened using honey or pure maple syrup.

A Word About Seeds

Making seed butter is a simple process and you can make a variety using your favorite seeds

  • Flax seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sunflower seed

Whatever seeds you choose, you should try to purchase organically grown seeds. These can be obtained at whole food markets or in the bulk or dry goods section of larger food stores. Some markets include organic sections and seeds can be found in these areas.

If you plan to make seed butters a regular part of a healthful menu, it may be best to order your seeds in bulk and then follow storage instructions to prevent spoilage.

Raw Sunflower Seeds

Raw Sunflower Seeds
Raw Sunflower Seeds | Source

How to Make Seed Butter

You'll need a small grinder to make your seed butter.

  1. Grind equal amounts of chosen seeds
  2. Remove ground seeds and place ingredients into a bowl.
  3. Drizzle in water or olive oil to make your seed butter easier to spread
  4. Add liquid honey or maple syrup to sweeten mixture
  5. Stir ingredients to blend. Test for sweetness.

* All amounts are approximate. Sweeten to taste.

Flax Seeds

Flax Seeds
Flax Seeds | Source

Seed Butter Variations

  • Add bran flakes
  • Shake in cinnamon
  • Top with cut banana circles
  • Top seed butter with raisins

Kids especially like banana and raisins dotted on top.

Seed Butter Serving Suggetions

Use seed butter instead of margarine or butter to top bagels, bread, crackers, as a sandwich filling or on muffins.

Sneak in extra nutrition by adding a tablespoon of seed butter to smoothies or combine with either peanut butter or jam when making sandwiches.

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It takes just seconds to make nutritious seed butter but the health pay-offs are considerable.

Are you ready to get started? See my next article about how to make sesame-flax seed butter.

© 2011 Athlyn Green

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    • liamhubpages profile image

      liamhubpages 3 years ago

      Wow, it really looks and sounds yummy!

    • BkCreative profile image

      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Excellent idea! I have flaxseeds on hand - and this is so nutritious compared to animal butter.

      Rated up, bookmarked - and I voted too! Yay!

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