Toast With Sesame-Flax Seed Butter
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 get the most benefits from 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, 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 and oils.
Tip: Make It 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 the grinder 1/2 to 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.)
You may prefer to sweeten your seed butter with a natural sweetener.
- Sesame seeds
- Flax seeds
- Olive oil
How to Make Sesame-Flax Seed Butter
- Fill a grinder 1/2 to 3/4 full with sesame seeds and grind until fine.
- Scrape the ground seeds into a bowl.
- Add a shake of cinnamon.
- Drizzle in 2 to 4 tbsp of honey.
- Add 1 to 2 tbsp olive oil.
The honey amount can be adjusted according to preference for sweetness. Some people prefer sweeter seed butters. The 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 the ingredients.
Note: These amounts are approximate because grinder sizes may vary somewhat.
Time for a Bite
Spread your seed butter on crackers, toast, bagels or muffins and add leftover amounts to smoothies.