No-Nut Butter

No-Nut Butter

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From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2015

If you have a nut allergy or need to pack nut-free lunches, try this easy recipe for homemade no-nut butter. For the best flavor, don't skip toasting the seeds.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 1¼ cups unsalted sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed, preferably golden
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup sunflower or canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spread sunflower seeds, ground flaxseed and sesame seeds in a shallow baking dish. Bake, stirring once or twice, until fragrant, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a food processor; add oil, honey and salt. Process, stopping to scrape down the sides (and give your food processor a little rest) as needed, until smooth and creamy, at least 5 minutes and up to 10 minutes.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight at room temperature for up to 1 month.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 tablespoons
  • Per serving: 219 calories; 20 g fat(2 g sat); 4 g fiber; 9 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 53 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 2 g added sugars; 2 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 46 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 75 mg sodium; 215 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 4 fat

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