Athlyn Green has an interest in whole, natural foods and shares her insights with others.
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 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 and oils.
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. This butter is an easy way to include these beneficial seeds in your daily diet.
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.)
Flax Seeds Ready for Grinding
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 ingredients.
Note: These amounts are approximate because grinder sizes may vary somewhat.
Ground Seeds for Seed Butter
Time for a Bite
Spread your seed butter on crackers, toast, bagels or muffins and add leftover amounts to smoothies.
Valerie on November 25, 2017:
I will try it because its natural good for the body thanks
Dorothy on February 16, 2014:
Love experimenting with different types of nuts.
Athlyn Green (author) from West Kootenays on January 07, 2014:
I love experimenting with nuts and seeds. They add such richness to meals.
Satinna on January 02, 2014:
Can't wait to try this!!
RTalloni on November 09, 2011:
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! :)
Uma Shankari from Bangalore on April 11, 2011:
Great info. Liked it. (I followed this from Digg)
UltimateMovieRankings from Virginia on April 02, 2011:
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
craftdrawer on April 02, 2011:
This sounds tasty and very healthy! Very good information!
moonlake from America on April 02, 2011:
Sounds good. Good job on Hub it's always nice to see pictures and how a recipe is done.
Athlyn Green (author) from West Kootenays on April 02, 2011:
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.
Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on April 02, 2011:
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.
chspublish from Ireland on April 02, 2011:
Definitely will be making this. It looks delicious and nutritious. Love the flaxseed.
Gigi Thibodeau on April 01, 2011:
Great hub combining two of my favorite ingredients. I'll definitely be trying this! Voted up
Darlene Sabella from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ... on April 01, 2011:
Wow, excellent hub, I love this, very useful and so healthy. Rate up love & peace darski