If you’re an allergy sufferer, especially one with peanut or tree nut allergies, it can feel like you miss out on all the good stuff. So many recipes use nuts in some form or another, they show up in everything from Halloween treats, to thanksgiving pies and Christmas cookies. Even everyday items like protein bars and the faithful PB&J are off-limits.
However, there is a simple solution - 100% nut-free and allergy-safe Seed Butter.
What Makes Seed Butter Such A Good Substitute?
There are so many reasons to substitute peanut, almond, or cashew butter with seed butter. Seed butter, and in particular our 5 Seed Butter is:
- Free of the top 8 allergens. Making it suitable for just about anyone with allergies. Other nut butter substitutes can still contain sesame or legumes, both known allergens.
- It’s nutritionally dense. Our 5 Seed blend captures all the very best nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that seeds have to offer. Offering you much better health benefits than nut butter or single seed butter.
- It’s Keto and Paleo approved. Low in carbohydrates and high in protein, it is the ultimate keto-friendly peanut butter substitute. Helpfully it is also paleo-approved.
- It’s environmentally conscious and non-GMO. Did you know that it takes 85% less water to make a jar of 5 Seed Butter compared with a single jar of almond butter? It is also non-GMO, meaning you’re getting unaltered, natural goodness the way nature intended.
- Its texture and taste are similar to peanut butter. We have worked hard to produce a product that not only ticks the allergy-free box but tastes great too. 5 Seed butter is also a similar consistency to nut butter so you can easily substitute it in your favorite recipes too.
- It’s a healthier alternative. Not just for specific dieters or those with allergies, 5 Seed Butter is a great option for anyone looking to make healthier choices.
What Makes 5 Seed Butter Such A Great Alternative To Peanut Butter?
Like any great-tasting product, the secret is in the ingredients, and our 5 Seed Butter is no different. We have spent countless hours perfecting what we believe to be the best blend of seeds. Namely:
Sunflower seeds which are high in magnesium, vitamin E, and protein, they can help lower blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol.
Chia Seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, fiber, magnesium, calcium, iron, copper, phosphorus, manganese, and selenium.
Flax seeds, also high in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, can help lower blood sugar and insulin levels, aids in weight loss, improve skin health, and is rich in lignans which are shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers.
Pumpkin seeds, high in iron, calcium, B2, folate, and beta-carotene, which the body metabolizes into vitamin A. They also contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Hemp seeds, high in protein, unsaturated fats, and fiber. It also contains zinc, iron, and B vitamins niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, and folate.
We toast and blend our seeds to enhance their flavor and unlock their goodness. They are then created into one of four great flavors.
- Creamy 5 Seed Butter just like smooth peanut butter.
- Chocolate 5 Seed Butter the perfect nut-free Nutella substitute.
- Unsweetened 5 Seed Butter for those wanting a low sugar option.
- Crunchy 5 Seed Butter for lovers of crunchy peanut butter.
Substituting Peanut Or Nut Butter With Seed Butter
Unlike some substitutions that make food preparation complicated or unpalatable, 5 Seed Butter is a simple and tasty switch. Should a recipe call for peanut, almond, cashew or hazelnut based butter or spreads, simply measure out the equivalent in 5 Seed Butter instead.
Some great recipes you can substitute peanut butter or other allergenic ingredients for 5 Seed Butter include:
5 Seed Butter, Vegan Protein Balls
This great recipe from Texan Erin is the perfect example of how substituting peanut butter for seed butter is successfully done.
- 1 cup Unsweetened 5 Seed Butter
- 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup mini vegan chocolate chips
- 2-4 teaspoons water or extra vanilla extract
- In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the peanut butter, brown rice syrup or honey, and vanilla extract.
- Stir in the oats, coconut, and salt until well combined. Then add the chocolate chips. If the mixture doesn’t hold together well when pinched together, add the additional water or vanilla, a teaspoon at a time until the mixture holds together well when pinched.
- Form 1” balls by pressing about 1 tablespoon of the mixture together.
- Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or refrigerate for 1 week.
3 Ingredient Chocolate Brownies
Instead of Nutella in this recipe from The Comfort Of Cooking, simply swap it out for our Chocolate 5 Seed Butter.
- 1 1/4 cup (13 oz.) Chocolate 5 Seed Butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat an 8x8-inch (or 9x9) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Pour into prepared dish and smooth top with a spatula.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Be careful not to over-bake, otherwise, brownies will dry out. Let cool before cutting and serving.
Allergen Free ‘Tahini’ Salad Dressing
Tahini is delicious as an alternate to a vinaigrette dressing, however, for those with sesame allergies, our Unsweetened 5 Seed Butter is the perfect alternate.
A small modification to this fresh recipe from Cookie And Kate and you’re all set.
- ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup Unsweetened 5 Seed Butter
- 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice, to taste
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons ice-cold water as needed
- In a liquid measuring cup or jar, combine the olive oil, tahini, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, mustard, maple syrup, salt, and several twists of black pepper. Whisk until thoroughly blended.
- Add the cold water, and whisk again. The dressing should become remarkably creamy. Taste, and add more lemon juice (for zing) and pepper, if desired. If your dressing is too thick to drizzle, whisk in more cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Serve!
- This dressing will keep well in the refrigerator, covered, for about 1 week. It may thicken with time; simply thin it with a little more cool water as needed.
Have your cake, salad, sandwich, or wherever else you enjoy, completely top 8 allergen-free thanks to Beyond The Equator’s 5 Seed Butter.