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How to Make Sesame-Flax Seed Butter

Updated on March 02, 2017
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Athlyn Green has an interest in whole, natural foods and shares her insights with others.

Sesame-flax butter can be made in seconds and delivers a punch from a nutritional standpoint. We've all heard how we should be eating more seeds. Sesame-flax butter is an easy way to include these beneficial foods in your daily diet.

Sesame-Flax Seed Butter
Sesame-Flax Seed Butter | Source

Nutritious sesame-flax seed butter is a healthful addition to the menu. Whole seeds may pass through the body undigested, so grinding them for consumption can help you to derive the most benefit when consuming seeds.

It's a good idea to visit a whole foods market and purchase your sesame seeds and flax seeds in bulk to save on costs and to have a good supply on hand.

While sesame seeds and flax seeds may cost a bit, certainly, these food items are still far less expensive than meat. For those who are trying to curb meat consumption or for vegetarians or vegans, buying seeds still costs less compared to meat prices.

When you consume seeds, you give your body beneficial fats & oils.

Make Sesame-Flax Butter in Small Amounts

Generally speaking, it is better to make your sesame-flax seed butter in smaller amounts in order to retain nutritional value.

A small grinder is suited for the task. Grinders are usually not that expensive.

Fill grinder 1/2-3/4 full and grind each batch of seeds, tapping and scraping contents into a bowl for mixing. (Follow filling/grinding instructions for your particular grinder.)

Ingredients for Sesame-Flax Butter

You may prefer to sweeten your seed butter with a natural sweetener.

  • Sesame seeds
  • Flax seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Olive oil
  • Honey

How to Make Sesame-Flax Seed Butter

  1. Fill grinder 1/2-3/4 full with sesame seeds and grind until fine.
  2. Fill grinder 1/2-3/4 full with flax seeds and grind until fine.
  3. Scrap ground seeds into a bowl.
  4. Add a shake of cinnamon.
  5. Drizzle in 2-4 tbsp of honey.
  6. Add 1-2 tbsp olive oil.

Honey amount can be adjusted according to preference for sweetness. Some people prefer sweeter seed butters.

Oil amount should be adjusted, depending on whether you desire a thick paste-type consistency or a thinner, runnier mixture.

*These amounts are approximate because grinder sizes may vary somewhat.

Ground Sesame Seeds

Ground Sesame Seeds
Ground Sesame Seeds | Source

Flax Seeds Ready for Grinding

Flax Seeds Ready for Grinding
Flax Seeds Ready for Grinding | Source

Ground Flax Seeds

Ground Flax Seeds
Ground Flax Seeds | Source

Ground Seeds for Seed Butter

Ground Sesame & Flax Seeds Ready for Seed Butter
Ground Sesame & Flax Seeds Ready for Seed Butter | Source

Adding Sweetener to Ground Seeds

Adding Honey to Ground Seeds for Sesame-Flax Butter
Adding Honey to Ground Seeds for Sesame-Flax Butter | Source

Mixing Sesame-Flax Seed Butter

Sesame-Flax Butter
Sesame-Flax Butter | Source

Spread your seed butter on crackers, toast, bagels or muffins.

Why not start your day off right with nutritious and health supportive sesame-flax seed butter?

Toast Spread With Seed Sesame-Flax Seed Butter
Toast Spread With Seed Sesame-Flax Seed Butter | Source

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      Dorothy 3 years ago

      Love experimenting with different types of nuts.

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      Athlyn Green 3 years ago from West Kootenays

      I love experimenting with nuts and seeds. They add such richness to meals.

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      Satinna 3 years ago

      Can't wait to try this!!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Love this hub! Thanks so much for sharing this info and recipe. Voted up and bookmarked. I do believe I'll be using this soon and frequently! :)

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      Uma Shankari 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Great info. Liked it. (I followed this from Digg)

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      Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

      Great timing my wife and I always eat healthier once the cold weather breaks....your recipe is a great for that to happen...voted up and useful

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      craftdrawer 5 years ago

      This sounds tasty and very healthy! Very good information!

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Sounds good. Good job on Hub it's always nice to see pictures and how a recipe is done.

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      Athlyn Green 5 years ago from West Kootenays

      Sesame seeds are a good source of calcium and flax seeds offer ligan phytonutrients + omega-3 fatty acids. Both sesame seeds and flax seeds are excellent seeds to consume.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I've been reading about flax seed and it's health benefits. I have to try your butter, it looks and sounds delicious. Voted up and useful. And Bookmarked.

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      chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

      Definitely will be making this. It looks delicious and nutritious. Love the flaxseed.

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      Gigi Thibodeau 5 years ago

      Great hub combining two of my favorite ingredients. I'll definitely be trying this! Voted up

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      Darlene Sabella 5 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Wow, excellent hub, I love this, very useful and so healthy. Rate up love & peace darski

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