Hurray! Ditch that greasy blob of butter for this 3-ingredient healthy pumpkin seed butter

Updated on:12 February 2020, 16:11pm IST
Toast your bread with this healthy and wholesome pumpkin seed butter without any guilt and thank us later. Oh, and this recipe requires just 3 ingredients.
Devika Menon
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This 3-ingredient pumpkin seed butter recipe is devoid of extra fat and calories. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Amidst those rushed morning hours, when there’s hardly any time to prepare an elaborate meal—most of us resort to the easiest option out there, which is bread and butter.

While occasionally eating bread and butter as part of your morning meal isn’t much of an issue, problem arises when it becomes a routine. Butter comprises saturated fat and calories that can negatively impact your weight loss goals, if any.

So, today we bring to you a healthy alternative to butter, which is not only low in calorie and fat content but also nutritionally dense—thanks to the presence of pumpkin seeds and jaggery, both of which are rich in nutrient profile.

Also, read: Hemp seeds can help you lose weight. Too good to be true? Just read!

This easy-peasy pumpkin seed butter recipe requires minimum effort, and yes ingredients too. So, let’s get started:

Ingredients:
150 gms pumpkin seeds
20 gms jaggery powder
Salt to taste

Preparation:
1. Toast the pumpkin seeds in an oven till they turn brown in hue.
2. Blend the toasted seeds in the smallest jar of your mixie till crumbs form in.
3. Add in salt and jaggery powder.
4. Blend till the mixture starts leaving oil or becomes shiny in texture.
5. Put contents in a jar and use as and when you like.

You can use this butter as a spread or even in bakery items to impart a nutritional punch.

You can also tweak this recipe a bit by introducing other healthy nuts and seeds like pine nuts, sunflower seeds etc.

If this pumpkin seed butter recipe caught your fancy, do give it a try and share with us your feedback in the comments below. Also, if you’ve got any such healthy butter recipe with you, do write to us and we will love to feature it on our website. 

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Devika Menon Devika Menon

She is a home-baker based in New Delhi. After being the cafe manager at a city-based cafe, she started her own venture in May 2019—Phool Kumari. She loves coming up with new and innovative recipes for her client base. .