Flaxseeds, much like sunflower seeds, have enough healthy fats to create a creamy, buttery spread. The taste of flaxseed butter on its own may not be as appealing to you just yet, so for a simple start, add ground flaxseeds to your favorite peanut butter or other nut spread. You’ll just need a good food processor or blender. Recipe yields about 1 ⅔ cup almond butter (that’s 16 ounces, the equivalent of a jar of almond butter from the store).
CHANGE IT UP: You can create a mixed nut butter by substituting raw cashews, walnuts or pecans for some of the almonds. Just roast them all on the pan together.