How to Make Nutritious Seed Butter
Seeds Used for Butters
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
How to Make Seed Butter
You'll need a small grinder to make your seed butter.
- Grind equal amounts of chosen seeds
- Remove ground seeds and place ingredients into a bowl.
- Drizzle in water or olive oil to make your seed butter easier to spread
- Add liquid honey or maple syrup to sweeten mixture
- Stir ingredients to blend. Test for sweetness.
* All amounts are approximate. Sweeten to taste.
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.
Do You Make Seed Butter?
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.
- How to Make Sesame-Flax Seed Butter
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