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How to Make Sesame-Flax Seed Butter

Updated on September 25, 2017
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Athlyn Green has an interest in whole, natural foods and shares her insights with others.

Toast With Sesame-Flax Seed Butter

Starting the day off right with sesame-flax butter on toast.
Starting the day off right with sesame-flax butter on toast. | Source

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 seeds in your daily diet.

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. And it goes without saying that organic is best.

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 is a wise investment.

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

Ground Sesame Seeds

Ground sesame seeds turn into a creamy meal-like substance.
Ground sesame seeds turn into a creamy meal-like substance. | Source

Flax Seeds Ready for Grinding

Flax seeds are nutritional powerhouses and readily absorbed once ground.
Flax seeds are nutritional powerhouses and readily absorbed once ground. | Source

Ground Flax Seeds

Ground Flax Seeds
Ground Flax Seeds | Source

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.

Mix with a spoon to combine ingredients.

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

Ground Seeds for Seed Butter

Ground sesame & flax seeds ready to make into seed butter.
Ground sesame & flax seeds ready to make into seed butter. | Source

Adding Sweetener to Ground Seeds

Adding honey to ground seeds.
Adding honey to ground seeds. | Source

Mixing Sesame-Flax Seed Butter

Combining Ingredients
Combining Ingredients | Source

Spread your seed butter on crackers, toast, bagels or muffins. Add left-over amounts to smoothies.

Time For a Bite

Homemade seed butter spread over toast. A nutritious breakfast.
Homemade seed butter spread over toast. A nutritious breakfast. | 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 6 years ago from Bangalore

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

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      Cogerson 6 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 6 years ago

      This sounds tasty and very healthy! Very good information!

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      moonlake 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 years ago from Ireland

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

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      Gigi Thibodeau 6 years ago

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

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      Darlene Sabella 6 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