5 from 2 votes
Super Creamy Pumpkin Nut Butter
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

A deliciously creamy blend and refreshingly different dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, gluten-free spread for bagels, toasts, waffles, biscuits, pancakes, crackers, sandwiches… you name it!

Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: All Cuisines, Vegan
Servings: 14 servings (2 tablespoons each) or 1 3/4 cups total
Calories: 173 kcal
Author: @dietitian_mom
Ingredients
  • 1 cup roasted unsalted pumpkin seeds [128 g]
  • 1 cup roasted unsalted cashew nuts [138 g]
  • ½ cup roasted unsalted almonds [81 g]
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil (or sunflower oil)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or agave nectar or honey)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
Instructions
  1. Put the roasted pumpkin seeds, cashew nuts and almonds along with the tablespoon of canola oil, maple syrup and sesame oil into a food processor bowl or blender. (Placing the larger items like the nuts at the bottom of the food processor bowl will help the contents to blend faster.)
  2. Pulse for at least 30 seconds at a time, stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl as needed, until a smooth creamy texture is obtained.
  3. If the nut butter mixture is hot after you have finished blending, transfer the nut butter into a lidded glass mason jar and let it cool, before placing it into the refrigerator for storage.
Recipe Notes

Generally, the longer you blend (stopping every 30 seconds or so in between to prevent the food processor machine from getting overheated), the smoother and creamier the texture of the nut butter would become. The finished pumpkin nut butter will look a little liquid or watery. That is fine because as the homemade butter cools down and sits in the fridge a few days, it will gradually thicken up.

 

For a crunchier nut butter version, reserve a quarter cup of the cashew nuts till the end and then quickly pulse it a few times with the rest of the butter mixture to leave some chunky nut bits inside.

Nutrition Facts
Super Creamy Pumpkin Nut Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 160mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.