pumpkin seed on rye

Pumpkin seed butter on rye

  • serves 4
  • Easy
This makes the perfect vegan toast topper for breakfast. Serve with apple and chia seeds for an energy boosting brekkie. Add date nectar (available from Sainsbury’s and Waitrose) for sweetness, or leave out for savoury toast toppings.
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Ingredients

  • pumpkin seeds 200g
  • avocado oil or melted coconut oil 2 tbsp
  • date nectar 1 tsp, (optional)
  • rye bread 4 slices, toasted

toppings

  • red apple slices and chia seeds
  • sliced celery and crumbled walnuts
  • banana, ground cinnamon and agave syrup

Method

  • Step 1

    Tip the pumpkin seeds into a frying pan in a single layer and toast on a low heat for 5-8 minutes, tossing every few minutes to toast both sides, until they’re turning golden and smell nutty.

  • Step 2

    Remove from the pan and leave to cool completely.

  • Step 3

    Tip into a food processor and blitz to a fine powder, this may take up to 10 minutes, so if your blender gets very hot, turn it off and let it cool down before continuing.

  • Step 4

    Drizzle in the avocado oil and a pinch of sea salt flakes and blend again until you make a smooth paste. Add the date nectar (if using) and blend again.

  • Step 5

    Spread 1 tbsp of the pumpkin seed butter over toasted rye and serve with the toppings you like. Left-over butter will keep, covered, in the fridge, for 1 week.

Additional Information

Pumpkin seeds are high in protein and full of unsaturated fats, making them high in calories, but high in energy too.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 127
  • Fat 10.3g
  • Saturates 3g
  • Carbs 3g
  • Sugars 0.2g
  • Fibre 1g
  • Protein 5g
  • Salt 0.1g
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