Can’t believe it’s not nuts! How to Make Hemp Seed Butter
Today is the day you try something new. It could be making one of these hemp seed butter recipes but it could also be striking up a conversation with a stranger about cats, going to lunch alone, or hitting up a Beyonce dance class. The decision is up to you – we can help with hemp seed butter and cheer you on from the sidelines for the rest.
If you’ve chosen hemp seed butter, good choice. While we would enjoy watching you break it down to 7/11 as much as your friend/boyfriend/girlfriend/mum/dad/colleague [delete as appropriate], we’re also pretty into hemp seeds. These are the base of your butter, and when we say they’re a small but mighty seed, we mean it. Packed full of Omega-3s, plant-based protein (with all 20 amino acids) and super high in dietary fibre, they’re some of the most powerful seeds around.
So, how do you make hemp seed butter? If you’ve ever made a nut butter before – peanut, almonds, cashew – you know how easy they are. Hemp seed butter is no different. It’s a simple case of toasting some hemp seeds, getting a blender and chucking them in with any other ingredients you choose. There’s nothing like smugly placing your own homemade hemp seed butter on the table at brunch while knowing it took you roughly 5 minutes to make.
The best part? It’s nutty delicious without the nuts. So everyone’s welcome to the table (and more praise for you). These recipes are totally nut-free, gluten-free and dairy-free. For the savoury variety, we add hemp oil – perfect spread over crackers, added to salad dressings or dunked with veg. For the sweet hemp butters, drizzle over warm porridge, spread on baked goods or simple drizzle over seasonal fruits. If you’re up for baking, try any variety with this hemp and chickpea bread by Romy London.
1. Hemp Seed Butter Original
This is your basic hemp seed butter. The grandma of the hemp seed butters, without whom none of the cacao, cinnamon, pumpkin seed butters spin-offs would be possible. We love to make this as a quick mid-morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Spread on some rye crackers or dunk in some fresh veg. It works great in salad dressings too.
How to make: Toast 1 cup of Good Hemp Seed Hearts on the hob for 5 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool for 20 minutes then blend with 2tbsp of Good Hemp Extra Virgin Oil and 1 tbsp salt (to taste)
2. Pumpkin & Hemp Seed Butter
We found out about this butter from our old friend Natural Nourishment (otherwise known as Phoebe Liebling) who makes pumpkin seed butter for her morning porridge. We love this spread on rye bread with some smooth sun dried tomatoes or crunchy radishes.
How to make: Toast 1 cup of Good Hemp Seed Hearts on the hob for 5 minutes until golden brown and leave to cool for 20 minutes. Roast 1 ½ cup of pumpkin seeds in the oven until golden brown. Put in blender with 1tsp Good Hemp Extra Virgin or Original Oil
3. Sunflower and Hemp Seed Butter
You’re starting to get the picture right? Pick your favourite seeds and make some hemp butter. This is an omega party with all the gang – that’s chia, flax and hemp – plus a B complex baby (that’s sunflower seeds). How to eat it? You guessed it – crackers, veg, spread on toast, or in your sandwiches. Mix with some extra hemp oil and vinegar for a tasty dressing.
How to make: Toast ½ cup of Good Hemp Seed Hearts on the hob for 5 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool for 20 minutes then blend with 1 cup of roasted sunflower seeds, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp flax seeds, Good Hemp Extra Virgin or Original Oil (add as necessary)
4. Chocolate hemp seed butter
Ok so you’ve had enough of the healthy stuff. Well we don’t care, we’re going to give you more healthy stuff. This is however a sweet hemp seed butter using hemp milk (instead of oil) with some cacao powder and maple syrup. Dip with fruit, drizzle over porridge or spread on some waffles. Remember that homemade mason jar.
How to make: Toast 1 cup of Good Hemp Seed Hearts on the hob for 5 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool for 20 minutes then blend with ¼ cup Good Hemp Seed Milk, 1 ½ tbsp cacao powder, 1 ½ tbsp maple syrup (or to taste), coconut oil (optional)
5. Cinnamon hemp seed butter
One for those winter nights in front of the fire (or radiator) with your hemp milk hot chocolate, this cinnamon hemp seed butter is toasty and warm. Spread over some warm bread, baked goods (like a dairy-free banana bread) or stir into your morning bowl of oats.
How to make: Toast 1 cup of Good Hemp Seed Hearts on the hob for 5 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool for 20 minutes then blend with 2 tbsp cacao powder, 2tbsp agave or honey, 1 ½ tbsp cinnamon, salt (to taste).
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Easy Hemp Seed Butter
Hemp seed butter is an easy-to-make at home seed butter that requires no soaking, special equipment, or long processes. You can customize your hemp seed butter to your flavor preferences.
This recipe is naturally plant-based, vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo, and Keto-friendly.
How to Make Hemp Butter
Hemp seeds are tiny with a soft texture compared to other seeds. They have an almost buttery consistency, making them enjoyable in a variety of different applications, like homemade seed butter.
This hemp seed butter is a delicious, creamy nut-free butter that can be used just about anywhere you would use traditional peanut butter.
Similar to peanut butter or almond butter, homemade hemp seed butter has the same thick texture and creamy consistency as other nut and seed butter, making it perfect to enjoy as a dip or spread with all of your favorite recipes.
Making hemp butter at home is easier than making other nut or seed butter at home because of hemp seeds soft, gentle texture. There is no need to soak the nuts or seeds overnight, making this recipe easier and quicker to make.
This is a beginner-friendly recipe because you do not need any fancy equipment to turn the seeds into butter, an average blender or food processor will do just fine.
Hemp Seed Nutrition
Hemp seeds themselves are extremely nutritious, which makes hemp seed butter extremely nutritious. Here is a quick breakdown:
Vitamins & Minerals
Aside from the obvious beneficial macronutrient breakdown of hemp seeds, they also contain many important nutrients that benefit health.
One serving, or three tablespoons, of hemp seeds, contains:
- 100% daily value of Manganese
- 70% daily value of Magnesium
- 40% daily value of Phosphorus
- 30% daily value of Iron
- 30% daily value Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
- 30% daily value of Zinc
- 15% daily value of Folate
- 10% daily value of Vitamin B6
- 6% daily value of Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
- 2% daily value of Calcium
- Aside from offering many important nutrients, studies have shown that hemp seeds may help to protect the brain, boost heart health, reduce inflammation and improve skin conditions.
A serving of Hemp Seeds is considered to be 3-tablespoons, approximately 1-ounce, or 30 grams. This serving size nutritional breakdown is:
- Calories: 170
- Total Fat: 13 grams
- Saturated Fat: 1.5 grams
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 10 grams (this includes 8 grams of Omega-6 fatty acids and 2.5 grams of Omega-3 fatty acids).
- Monounsaturated Fat: 1.5 grams
- Carbohydrates: 3 grams
- Dietary Fiber: 3 grams
- Sugars: 1 gram
- Protein: 10 grams
a Peanut Butter Alternative
Hemp seed butter is a perfect alternative to peanut butter because hemp seeds are considered to be a seed, whereas peanuts are considered to be a legume. Many diets I help my clients work through, like the Paleo or AIP diet, restrict legumes and peanuts.
Hemp seed butter is also a great peanut butter alternative because hemp seeds are allergen friendly. Peanuts are one of the most common food allergies and are among the top 8 food allergens.
Hemp seeds are not among the top 8 food allergens, making them a safer alternative for those who differ from a peanut allergy.
Are Hemp Seeds Nut-Free?
Some of the most popular plant-based milk products on the market today, like almond milk or cashew milk, are not suitable for those living with a nut allergy.
One popular draw for hemp seeds and homemade hemp seed milk is that hemp seeds are naturally nut-free and tree-nut free.
Hemp milk is a great alternative for anyone who is living with a nut-allergy because it offers a new option for a plant-based milk product alternative.
Homemade Sunflower Seed Milk is also another great alternative.
Are They Allergen Friendly?
Hemp seeds and homemade hemp seed milk are not only nut and/or tree-nut free, but they are also free of the top-8 major allergens found in food, which account for nearly 90% of all food allergies in the United States.
A group of the eight major allergenic foods often referred to as the ‘Top-8’ comprises milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans.
Hemp seeds and homemade hemp seed milk are naturally free from milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree nut, peanut, wheat and soybean allergens.
Be sure to check the ingredients label on the hemp product you are purchasing to ensure no cross-contamination has occurred during processing.
Customize Your Butter
Once you have your hemp seed butter made, you can add your own favorite flavorings to make your own custom hemp butter.
Our favorite additives include cocoa powder, fresh ground cinnamon, and even CBD oil.
How to Store
Store in a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid in the refrigerator for up to one month.
Helpful Recipe Tips
Can I make this recipe without roasting the hemp seeds first?
Technically yes, you can make this recipe without first roasting the hemp seeds, but be warned, it will not have the same rich-flavor or beautiful dark color.
Chef Phil recommends to roast the hemp seeds for a few reasons: it improves the flavor, it helps reduce the amount of moisture in the final product, and
Homemade Hemp Seed Butter
Hemp seed butter is an easy-to-make at home seed butter that requires no soaking, special equipment, or long processes. You can customize your hemp seed butter to your flavor preferences and this recipe is naturally plant-based, vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo, and Keto-friendly.
- 1 cup hulled hemp seeds
- ½ teaspoon coconut sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Add the hemp seeds to an oven-safe baking dish.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, stirring every 3-5 minutes until the seeds are golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature.
- Add the toasted hemp seeds to a food processor with the coconut sugar and salt.
- Pulse the seeds for 60-90 seconds until a flour-like consistency is reached.
- Continue to pulse in 5-10 second intervals until a dough-like consistency is formed.
- Scrape the sides down, break down any clumps, and add the coconut oil.
- Turn the food processor on high and run consistency until a creamy consistency is achieved. Stop a few times to scrape down the sides of the food processor, as needed, to ensure all ingredients are blended.
- Blend until a butter-like consistency is reached.
- Stir in any additional flavorings, if using, before enjoying.
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Hemp Seed Butter is an easy-to-make, nutritious seed butter that requires no soaking or special equipment and is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free.