Hate Pumpkin? Pumpkin Butter Will Change Your Mind

Fruit butter can be a lot healthier than nut butter and among all fruits, pumpkin is the healthiest one however not everyone like this yellow-orange fruit. Yes, it’s a fruit and not a vegetable! By the way that’s not my point. This warm-season crop is incredibly healthy, right from its seeds to the skin every part is edible and contains vital nutrients like zinc, magnesium, iron, Vitamin E, and more. Still some may hate it, try pumpkin butter once. 

This delicious, creamy, and flavorful butter will make you love pumpkin. Plus, it is an all-in-one treat for your bones and muscles as one tablespoons contain 4grams of protein. Fatty acids such as omega-3 and omega-6 are rich in pumpkin seed butter. Don’t worry about calories as it has few calories and zero fat.

It is also a healthy dietary alternative for those having diabetes as pumpkin seeds contain less sugar. So, why don’t give a healthy twist to your regular toast? Spread the freshly made pumpkin butter on the toast and make your morning healthy.

Here are two ways to make pumpkin butter at home.

Creamy Pumpkin Butter In Just 30 Minutes

pumpkin butter
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Ingredients 

  • Pumpkin puree- 3 and a half cups
  • Brown sugar- 1 cup
  • Apple juice- 3/4 cup
  • Cinnamon sticks- 2-3
  • Vanilla extract- 2 tbsp
  • Pumpkin Spice

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Steps To Follow

  • Put all the ingredients in a large saucepan. Boil for half an hour or until the mixture turns thick.
  • Add pumpkin spice and stir the mixture. 
  • It’s ready to eat

In case you don’t get a pumpkin spice, made it freshly at home by blending 2 tbsp cinnamon powder, ground nutmeg, and ginger( 1 tbsp each), and ground cloves( half tbsp). 

Homemade Pumpkin Seed Butter

pumpkin seed butter
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If you don’t have fresh pumpkin at home then use pumpkin seeds. The flavor and texture would be different but the benefits would be the same. Take 2 cups of seeds and roast them on medium flame. Let them cool and blend in a food processor with sea salt and vegetable oil ( one tablespoon each).

At first, it will look like dry powder and you may think, Am I going wrong? Just keep on blending, it will take about half an hour or less to get thicken.

Once you get buttery consistency, turn off the processor and transfer it to a jar or use it fresh. You can even store it for 2 weeks depending upon the temperature. Storing at colder temperatures will increase its shelf life to 2 months.

Also Read: Taste The Heart Of Banana Aka Banana Blossoms

[Bonus Tip: Use 2/3 coconut sugar, 1 tbsp lemon juice, and a quarter cup maple sugar to enhance the taste of pumpkin seed butter. ]

Right from smoothie, crepes, latte, to toast; flavor your meals with yummy and healthy fruit butter.

 

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