Seed Butter is a healthy, delicious, and dynamic food that is packed with nutrition to satisfy hunger and fuel your body. Although seed butter is made from seeds instead of nuts, seed butter can replace nut butter in any recipe. The main uses for seed butter are smoothies, sandwiches, bowls, dips, and baked goods. Adding seed butter to a recipe is a great way to add protein, plant-based fats, vitamins, and minerals to your diet.
Seed Butter is a quick and simple addition to both creamy and fruity smoothies. Seed butter goes well with vanilla, chocolate, banana, berries, and even melons! Seed Butter will make your smoothie creamier, thicker, and more filling. For most smoothies, one heaping spoonful (or 2 tbsp if we’re being exact) is the perfect amount.
The classic PB&J is still alive and well, and subbing Seed Butter for the Peanut Butter works great. Almost any jelly, jam, or preserve pairs well with Seed Butter, from the reliable grape jelly to more rustic options like fig preserves. Honey and Seed Butter are also a satisfying combo on a biscuit for breakfast.
Oatmeal, smoothie, acai, and chia bowls are all gaining popularity and rightfully so! They are super healthy and can definitely fulfill a sweet tooth. Seed Butter is an excellent topping for all of these. Other toppings that pair well with seed butter are banana slices, honey, berries, chocolate chips, coconut flakes, maple syrup, and granola.
Seed Butter is a great dip for fresh fruit, crackers, bread, carrots, celery, and more. Seed Butter can be used as a dip on its own or mixed with other ingredients to take it up a notch. For a sweet dip, consider mixing in powdered sugar, honey, or maple syrup. For a savory dip, use garlic, red pepper, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, or lime juice. Savory Seed Butter dips are especially tasty with grilled meat or seafood.
Seed Butter can add a layer of flavor to cookies, brownies, cakes, pies, and more. Your imagination is the limit! Something a simple as drizzling seed butter on top of brownie batter before it goes in the oven can bring new life to a classic recipe.
*When mixed with high amounts of baking powder or baking soda, sunflower seeds can react and turn a slight green color. This change in color comes from a natural reaction between chlorophyll in the sunflower seeds and the baking powder/soda. While it is completely harmless and safe to eat, it is something to keep in mind if you’re making a lighter colored food such as sugar cookies.