Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pumpkin Seed Butter

Nut and seed butters are very nutrient dense and incredibly easy to make at home.  At the store, raw nut and seed butters will run you around 8 to 10 dollars for a small jar.  If you have about a half hour, you can make your own at home and have some fun at the same time!  Fall is in full swing and that means PUMPKIN BUTTER!! Yay, ok it's butter makin' time:

To obtain seeds.  Take a sugar pie pumpkin and cut it in half.  Scoop out seeds.  Place in a fine mesh strainer and rinse well.  Make sure all the little stringy pieces of pumpkin are removed.  Place on paper towel and let dry.

Raw Pumpkin Seeds (from a Sugar Pie Pumpkin)
1 Tbsp. coconut oil

Place in food processor and process for about 10 to 15 minutes or until you have butter.  Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides.  Will store for about a week in the refrigerator. 

"What to do with pumpkin butter," you ask?  Well, other than loving it for the zinc and iron it delivers to your body, try making my Raw Pumpkin Pie with Coconut Frosting!
Happy Fall from my home to yours!! Thank you for stopping by!!!

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