How To Make Easy Hemp Peanut Butter
We all know that hempseed and hempseed oil are two of the best things that a human can eat, but what is the easiest way of getting them into your diet? Learn how to make hemp peanut butter with this super simple recipe, a great hack to increase your hemp-based health every day!
We’ve reported on the nutritional properties of hempseed several times on the Sensi Seeds blog, since it has such fabulous properties. Filled with vitamins, minerals, and all the amino acids needed for human health, these tiny hemp seeds are also protein powerhouses. Eating one to two tablespoons full every day can make a real difference to how you feel and even how you look, as those nutritional elements are also really beneficial for strong healthy nails and hair.
But what are the best ways to eat more hempseed? Many people are under the impression that they would have to learn a whole lot of new recipes, or radically change their eating habits, in order to add enough hempseed to their diets to improve their health. This is actually the opposite of the best way to do it! Anyone who has tried crash diets or fad diets knows how hard they are to stick to, and how discouraged you can feel if you don’t keep to them. Obviously, cutting out unhealthy foods will make you feel better. But simply adding hempseed to the foods you eat anyway can also make a big difference.
Recipe: How to make hemp pesto
Tools & ingredients
- A small saucepan
- A clean, dry jar with a lid, that will hold at least 500g of peanut butter
- A fork
- Oven gloves
- 350g peanut butter in a glass jar – try to use organic, with as few additives as possible
- 50g shelled hempseed (about 5 heaped tablespoons full)
- 45 – 60 ml (3 – 4 tablespoons) of hemp oil (or more to taste)
Recipe Yield (Servings)
- 400 grams
Preparation time (minutes)
Cooking time (minutes)
Total time (minutes)
- Take the lid off the jar of peanut butter and stand it in the small saucepan.
- Fill the saucepan with enough water to come about halfway up the jar. Put the saucepan on a medium-low heat and let the water come to a gentle simmer. The idea is that the heat will melt the peanut butter enough to make it easy to get out of the jar and mix evenly with the hempseed and hempseed oil, but it doesn’t need to melt completely. NB: do not use peanut butter in a plastic container as it may also begin to melt!
- Whilst the peanut butter is heating, add the shelled hempseed and hempseed oil to the clean jar and stir it together.
- After a few minutes, poke the top of the peanut butter with a fork to check its consistency. If it moves easily in the jar, it is ready.
- Using the oven gloves, carefully remove the jar from the hot water in the pan and pour about half of the semi-liquid peanut butter into the jar with the hempseed and hempseed oil.
- Mix thoroughly with the fork.
- Repeat until all the peanut butter is evenly blended with the seeds and oil. The final bit of peanut butter from the centre of the jar will be more solid, but by the time you add it, there should be enough oil mixed through the rest to make it easy to blend. Let it cool completely before replacing the lid.
- Thoroughly mix each time you add more peanut butter
And that’s it! It’s that simple. Your hempeanut butter should be kept refrigerated to preserve the nutrients and prevent it going rancid. Unlike regular peanut butter, it will spread easily straight from the fridge, thanks to the hempseed oil! You can work out its best before end date by checking all the dates on the ingredients you have used, and seeing which one is soonest. However, you’ll probably eat it all long before it has a chance to go off!
If you have a go at making this, please let us know how it turned out in the comments below. Also, share your favourite tips for adding hempseed to your diet, and tell us if you would like to see more recipes on this blog!
The approximate nutritional values of hempeanut butter made with smooth peanut butter and 4 tablespoons of hempseed oil are given below, based on an average serving size of 32g (about 2 tablespoons). However, the exact values will obviously depend on what type of peanut butter you use.
Per jar (approx. 400g) / per 32g serving (percentages are of approximate recommended daily amount from a 2000 calorie per day diet):
2859 / 229 calories
253g / 20.2g fat
74g / 6g carbohydrates
24g / 2g fibre
31.5g / 2.5g sugar
105g / 8.4g protein
44g / 3.5g Omega 6 (LA)
28g / 2.2g Omega 3 (ALA)
1.68 / 0.13 IU Vitamin A
Vitamin B1 80% / 6.4%
Vitamin B2 32% / 2.5%
Vitamin B3 323% / 25.8%
Vitamin B5 122% / 9.8%
Vitamin B6 147% / 11.8%
Vitamin B9 31.5% / 2.5%
Vitamin E 146.5% / 11.7%
Calcium 17.5% / 1.4%
Iron 104.5% / 8.4%
Magnesium 250% / 20%
Manganese 473.5% / 37.8%
Phosphorous 233% / 18.6%
Potassium 49% / 3.9%
Zinc 128% / 10.2%
Find out how to make healthy hempseed peanut butter with our super-easy recipe, and boost your hemp intake with the minimum effort! Read more
Chocolate Peanut Butter Hemp Seed Balls – Gluten Free & Vegan
This recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Hemp Seed Balls is the answer for those looking for a naturally sweetened, protein packed snack. Using gluten free oats keeps these treats allergy friendly. And they are vegan! Win win.
My vacation out west was so nice. I do have a lot of photos to sift through ( by a lot, I mean 300+ ) and once that is done I plan on tossing up a post or two about my trip. You know, in case anyone is interested or maybe have plans to travel to Vancouver Island. And also, it’s kinda nice for me to have to look back on. Like a little travel diary of sorts.
But first, a girls gotta eat.
And even though that’s pretty much what I did for the entire time I was on the island, I still needed some energy to see me through the process of getting back to the grind.
Work, clean, laundry, repeat.
Ooops … and EAT. Don’t forget eat. Work, eat, clean, eat, laundry, eat, Real Housewives of Wherever, eat. 😉
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER HEMP SEED BALLS
Since I have a crap load of laundry to do (you know how it is when you get back from a trip) I wanted something quick. I also wanted something cold. Ontario = Humidity. Ugh. For me, chocolate is the best cold, so I immediately went into chocolate balls mode.
Chocolate and peanut butter. Am I speakin’ your language?
HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY CHOCOLATE ENERGY BALLS
Firstly, get the peanut butter ( I like to use chunky) and maple syrup on the stove in a small sauce pan.
Stir over medium low heat then add the vanilla.
Once the peanut butter mixture is smooth, stir in the cocoa or cacao powder.
Using cacao is definitely a better choice nutritionally but it is a tad more bitter so your balls will not be as sweet.
To give these balls a little oomph, I rolled them up with oats (choose a certified gluten-free if needed) and my favourite little nutritional powerhouse, the mighty hemp seed.
Hemp seeds are so great for texture but they are also a fantastic protein source, as more than 25% of their total calories are from high-quality protein.
That is considerably more than similar foods like chia seeds and flaxseeds, whose calories are 16–18% protein.
Another thing about hemp seeds? They are considered a complete protein source, which means that they provide all the essential amino acids. Your body cannot produce essential amino acids and must obtain them from your diet.
So why not in the form of these tasty balls??
And so easy too. Once the ingredients have been all mixed together, you have something that looks a little like this:
Roll it into golf ball sized balls and into the freezer they go to set.
I liked mine best after a good stint in the freezer. I’m all about the cold, chocolaty treats.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Hemp Seed Balls: the answer for those looking for a naturally sweetened, protein packed snack. Gluten Free and Vegan!