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Hemp seed nut butter
It’s just as delicious as I remembered it being, with the maple syrup adding just enough sweetness and the seeds adding extra texture and nutrition. All the goodness, right there! These post below is left just as it went up six years ago…enjoy my seventeen year old self.

Maple Almond Butter with Chia, Flax and Hemp Seeds

This Maple Almond Butter is made with maple roasted almonds and a hint of vanilla, and made even more nutritious with sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, and hemp seeds! You’re going to want to spread this almond butter on everything.

***2017 Update*** Back atcha with another updated recipe – this one is an OLDIE! We’re talking six years old – this Maple Almond Butter was originally posted back on March 17th, 2011! If you hang around here, you know I make ALLLL the nut butters these days, but this Maple Almond Butter was the FIRST flavored nut butter I ever made at home. There’s a major sense of nostalgia and pride right there, so this recipe definitely has a special place in my heart.

It’s just as delicious as I remembered it being, with the maple syrup adding just enough sweetness and the seeds adding extra texture and nutrition. All the goodness, right there! These post below is left just as it went up six years ago…enjoy my seventeen year old self.

I have always been a major peanut butter lover. I was the kind of kid who would sit with the jar of peanut butter and a spoon, perfectly content with that as my snack, no edible vessel needed to carry the peanut butter on.

However, I had never really tried almond butter until a few years ago when my sister became a health nut and made my whole family try it out as a peanut butter alternative. Since then, I’ve loved it and always keep a jar on hand to snack on.

Just recently, my sister asked me to make her almond butter but I didn’t feel like it so I told her she should just do it herself. Needless to say, she claimed she didn’t know how to work the oven…or use a food processor…so I got stuck doing it (so much for being a brilliant student at one of the top universities in the country, right?).

It turned out to be super easy though! I toasted the nuts (that time, we did straight up almond butter), let them cool for a few minutes, and whirled them in the food processor for a while until they turned into runny, yummy, healthy deliciousness.

So yesterday, I was meandering around Trader Joe’s (as usual) when I spotted almond butter with flax seed. I started to put it in my cart when I had an epiphany: I could make this, at home, and probably pack it with even more healthful, nutritious seeds.

So I went home, had my dad pick up the rest of the ingredients I needed, and concocted this amazingly seedy, maple-sweetened concoction. I did some research and wrote my recipe to include the healthiest seeds!

You won’t even notice their presence once they’re all blended up, but they add tons of healthy fats, like Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein. The result? A delicious, salty, sweet, healthy, nutty, treat you’ll never regret having on hand! I could eat this all day long with some apples or bananas…or just off of a spoon!

Seriously, if you own a food processor (or a high powered blender, like a Vitamix), don’t hesitate about making this! It’s simple, yet oh so rewarding once you’re tasting your freshly made almond butter off of a spoon. You won’t regret having this in your pantry 🙂 enjoy!

Want more nut butters?! Look no further…

Hemp seed nut butter
Your days of manufactured butter are gone. No longer will you worry about what kind of excess chemicals or processes went into the food you eat.

How to Make Hemp Seed Butter 5 Ways

Posted by Mellow Mel on 5th Apr 2018

For anyone looking for a healthier addition to their diet, adding more hemp seeds is a great choice. What better way to do that than to make your own homemade hemp seed butter?

Not only will it be fresh and delicious, it will also be free of any excess ingredients that bog down the healthy benefits of the hemp seeds. You can use this butter as a substitute for most cooking and baking recipes. It also makes for a great snack all on its own.

Plus, making your own butter is actually really easy!

Here are five simple recipes to add to your repertoire that will please your palate.

Basic Hemp Seed Butter

This is the original type of butter, the one that started everything. It’s the purest form with no bells or whistles but still contains all of the health benefits that hemp seeds can give you.

This recipe may be simple but it’s everything you could ever want in a butter.


  • 1 1/2 pounds of hemp seeds (also known as hemp hearts)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of refined oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Extra sweetener to taste (optional)


  • Take out your blender and pour in all of your hemp seeds.
  • Add the salt.
  • Begin blending. It can take several minutes depending on the strength of your blender.
  • Keep going and the seeds will begin to release their oils and form a smooth butter.
  • Add in the refined oil a little bit at a time to help the butter blend together. A little bit can go a long way.
  • After you’ve got a consistency you like, taste the butter.
  • Stir in your chosen sweetener until you’re happy with the flavor.

Hemp Seed Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a much-loved nut butter. Known for its great taste and high amounts of protein, we’ll be using peanut butter in this next recipe to really amp things up.

Hemp seeds are also high in protein, which makes them a healthy choice to pair with peanuts. This butter will be the perfect companion for anyone working on their muscles.


  • 1 1/2 cups of organic peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoons of shelled hemp seeds
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of refined oil


  • Scoop out your peanut butter into a glass bowl. In short bursts of 15 seconds, microwave your peanut butter. Give it a good stir between intervals.
  • Once your peanut butter is nice and liquidy, stir in your hemp seeds and oil with a fork.
  • With your warmed up peanut butter, it should be easy to mix the three ingredients together.
  • Store the mixed butter in a sealed container (such as a jar) and keep it in the fridge.

Chocolate Hemp Seed Butter

This recipe is almost like making your own kind of Nutella, except with healthy hemp seeds instead. It makes for a guilt-free nutritious dessert or a pick-me-up snack that’s easy to customize.


  • 1 cup of hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk (such as coconut, almond, or cashew)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of honey (maple syrup is a great substitute)


  • Using your handy blender, pour all of your ingredients in and begin to blend.
  • Keep blending until the ingredients form a smooth butter.
  • Taste to see if the flavors are to your liking. Feel free to add in more sweetener or cocoa powder for a powerful chocolate finish.

Cinnamon Hemp Seed Butter

Cinnamon is a magical ingredient, able to transform anything into a tasty experience. When added to hemp seeds, it’s almost too good to be true. Spread this butter on apples or raisin bread for the perfect bite.


  • 1/2 cup of hemp seed butter
  • 2 teaspoons of honey (maple syrup works well here too)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt (optional)


  • Pour all of the ingredients into a bowl and begin stirring with a wide spoon.
  • Keep going until all of the ingredients are mixed well with each other.
  • Store in a sealed container in the fridge.

Maple Hemp Seed Butter

The addition of maple and dates in this butter give it a sweet flavor without overdoing it. It doesn’t get much better than having this on a warm slice of toast to start your morning off on a good note.


  • 1 cup of hemp seeds
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of refined oil
  • 2 pitted dates, soft and ripe
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of maple syrup (dark syrup can give a richer flavor)


  • Pour all of your ingredients into your blender. Start up the blender on high speed until it begins to form a thick butter.
  • For an even smoother texture, add a bit more oil. If you prefer it chunkier, stop the blending a minute or two before that smooth texture is achieved.

A Few Helpful Tips

If you’re new to the world of homemade seed butter, there are a few things you can keep in mind that will make the entire process easier.

If you want to save time, make your different kinds of butter all in one go. This way, you can have all of the ingredients handy as you make them and you’ll only need to clean up once.

To make clean-up even easier, fill your blender with about 3 to 5 cups of clean water and run it for one minute. This will help bring up any excess butter stuck in the nooks and crannies of the blender.

Most seed and nut butter recipes can be interchanged with each other. You might end up with a different consistency, but the recipes are easy to adapt no matter what seed or nut you want to use.

Take the time to both soak and then dry your seeds before making them into butter. This will help break down the outer casing of the seeds and brings the nutrients to the front. It also makes the seeds taste great, which will be carried over into the butter itself.

Incorporate Hemp Seed Butter into Your Daily Routine

Your days of manufactured butter are gone. No longer will you worry about what kind of excess chemicals or processes went into the food you eat.

By making your own butter, you’ll know exactly how it was made all while reaping the rewards of hemp’s healthy benefits. More people should add hemp to their lifestyle, and with this butter on hand, you’ll be ahead of the curve.

Don’t have time to make your own, then check out our Hemp Seed Butter