Roasted Pumpkin Seed Butter is a homemade creamy and nutty flavored butter made with easy roasted pepitas with NO ADDED SUGAR.
Enjoy 7 Delicious Ways
Fabulous on toast
Delicious just by the spoonful
Amazing spread on fruit
Dazzling in sauces like our One Pot Creamy Kale Pesto Pasta
Awesome in dressings
Brilliant in Oatmeal
Roasted Pumpkin Seed Butter is so good. It is difficult to describe but its toasty, nutty flavor but so rich and delicious. Hands down one of our favorite seed butters. It is way better than peanut butter and richer than almond butter. Even better Roasted Pumpkin Seed butter is made with the pepitas seed and no nuts. Great option for those with nut allergies.
Have you read our Super Easy Roasted Pepitas recipe? Roasting your pepitas first is key for that delicious nutty flavor in the butter. You can of course make raw pumpkin seed butter but we find that it is not as naturally sweet.
We must admit that this seed butter is not the sexiest food that has been photographed but it is certainly one of the most delicious. You can feel good about eating this seed butter as it is packed with healthy fats, antioxidants, high in Magnesium and high in fiber. In addition, pepitas are known for their unique benefits for men’s prostate health and women’s relief of menopause symptoms. You got to love that.
• Use a powerful food processor. Let your food processor rest and scrape down the sides often. We used a little olive oil to speed up the process. If your food processor is getting warm or working too hard. Turn it off and let it rest before resuming and add a little more oil to thin out the Roasted Pumpkin Seed Butter.
• You can make your Seed Butter super crunchy or super smooth or anything in between.
• Feel free to add delicious add ins like cinnamon, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla.
• We love our Pumpkin Butter without any added sweeteners but if you like your nut butters sweet then consider adding a little dollop of date paste, honey or maple syrup to your liking.
• Please place your Seed Butter in a sealed container in the refrigerator to store and use within a week. It may also be frozen, if you wish.
Did You Know?
Pepita Seeds are from a Lady Godiva squash. The seeds do not have a shell. However, our recipe for our Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds that come from pie pumpkins that have a shell.
How to Eat
You are not going to have any trouble polishing off your jar of homemade roasted pumpkin seed butter because there are so many things you can use it in. First off, there is nothing better than a spoonful and fresh apples or pears to dip it in. Have you ever tried stuffing celery sticks with it?
We have used on sandwiches. We cannot call them PB and J’s as that would steal peanut butters thunder. So, we will just call it the best darn Pumpkin Seed butter and Jam sandwich you have ever had.
Pumpkin Butter is also fabulous as an add into Mole Verde, salad dressings and as a thickener in soups and our Thai Pumpkin Curry.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie- Pumpkin Butter, frozen banana, ½ cup pumpkin puree, non-dairy or dairy of choice, dash of pumpkin pie spice.
Superfood Fall Salad - spinach/kale, pears, avocado, chicken or turkey, roasted pepitas whole. Salad dressing made with olive oil, red wine vinegar, Pumpkin Butter, fresh garlic, herbs and salt and pepper to taste.
Epic Pumpkin Seed Butter and Jam Sandwich - Toasted bread (gluten-free or regular of choice), Roasted Pumpkin Butter, apple butter, banana slices.
Gingerbread Oatmeal - instant or regular cooked oatmeal, add a dollop of Pumpkin Seed Butter, a drizzle of date syrup, sprinkle of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Make a Killer Good Sauce for Chicken - olive oil, onions, garlic, chilis, Roasted Pumpkin Butter, roasted tomatillos pureed, cumin, paprika, a few tablespoons chicken broth, salt and pepper to taste.
Pumpkin Seed Pesto - Yes, it is a thing and a very delicious one at that. Try our One Pot Creamy Kale Pesto Pasta for a delicious Autumn meal.
Add Roasted Pumpkin Seed Butter to pancakes, cookie recipes or anything your little heart desires.
Frequent Asked Questions
Either a high powered blender or high powered food processor. Please note that making the butter from seeds is hard on these devices. You may need to stop along the way to let your blender or food processor cool down. You can also freeze your pumpkin seeds first before making them into butter.
Pumpkin seed butter should be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
More Pumpkin Recipes
Roasted Pumpkin Seed Butter
- High Powered Food processor or blender
- 2 cups Easy Roasted Pepitas
- 1 to 2 tablespoon Olive oil
- Please see our recipe for Easy Roasted Pepitas or Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C).
- Toss pepitas, olive oil and salt together so well coated. Layer out your pepitas flat on a lined baking sheet (just so easy for cleanup). Bake for 12-15 minutes. Set your timer for 5 minutes and toss so all sides of the pepitas get toasty.
- Place roasted slightly salted pepitas into your food processor. Turn your food processor on. We like to use the burst motion and stop and scrape down the sides often. It will first look like fine grain of sand and then it will start to stick together. At this point we usually end up adding 1 tablespoon of olive oil to get it moving. Stop and scape down the side and keep processing to your desired smoothness.
- Be gentle and caring to your food processor. Do not let her over heat. Add oil to your pepitas to get things moving. Scrape down the sides often and go a little at a time. If your food processor gets warm. Stop and let her rest and cool down.