Hemp seed butter is an easy-to-make homemade seed butter that requires no soaking, special equipment, or long processes. Once it's made, you can easily customize butter to your flavor preferences and infuse it with cannabis, if desired!
- A quick & easy recipe, no need to soak overnight!
- An allergen-friendly substitute for nut butters
- Multiple cannabis-infusion options included, if desired
Why You Will Love This Recipe
Hemp seeds have a soft, buttery consistency, making them the perfect option for making creamy butter with a decadent texture and delicious flavor.
Once made, this delicious, creamy nut-free butter can be used in a variety of recipes, just like you would use traditional peanut butter.
Similar to peanut butter or almond butter, hemp seed butter has the same thick texture and creamy consistency, making it perfect to enjoy as a dip or spread with all of your favorite recipes.
And the best part? You do not need any fancy equipment, the average blender or food processor will do just fine.
In this guide, you will find the full recipe with step-by-step instructions, helpful notes, and expert tips, and frequently asked questions for making your own organic hemp seed butter at home.
Stock Your Canna Kitchen
- Hulled hemp seeds - you can find these nutritious seeds in the grocery store or buy them online. They have a long shelf life, so it's OK to buy extra and store them for future use.
- Sugar - granulated sugar or cannabis sugar will work
- Salt - table, Kosher, or cannabis salt
- Oil - cannabis oil, coconut oil, hemp seed oil, MCT oil, etc
- Customize - Once made, you can add your own favorite flavorings such as cocoa powder, fresh ground cinnamon, chia seeds, sesame seeds, or maple syrup
Note: a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions is located in the recipe card below.
- Step 1 - Preheat the oven to 400° F. Add the raw hemp seed to an oven-safe baking dish.
- Step 2 - Bake for 8-10 minutes, stirring every 3-5 minutes until the seeds are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature.
- Step 3 - Add the toasted hemp seeds to a food processor with the coconut sugar and salt. Pulse the seeds for 60-90 seconds until a flour-like consistency is reached.
- Step 4 - Continue to pulse in 5-10 second intervals until a dough-like consistency is formed.
- Step 5 - Scrape the sides down, break down any clumps, and add the coconut oil.
- Step 6 - Turn the food processor on high and run consistency until a creamy consistency is achieved. Stop a few times to scrape down the sides of the food processor, as needed, to ensure all ingredients are blended.
- Step 7 - Blend until a butter-like consistency is reached. Stir in any additional flavorings, if using, before enjoying.
- Step 8 - Store in an airtight container, like a mason jar.
Note: complete step-by-step printable instructions are located in the recipe card below.
You can store the homemade hemp seed butter in a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid or another air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to one month. Freeze any additional butter, if needed.
If you have added cannabis oil, be careful not to warm up your final product in the microwave. If you notice any oil separation, stir the butter well before consuming. Note, that cool temperatures may cause this butter to solidify.
Notes and Expert Tips
- Hemp seeds are full of beneficial nutritional properties. They contain a perfect balance of essential fatty acids, making them a complete protein. They also contain dietary fiber, healthy omega-3, and vitamin E. They contain nutrients that support the immune system and are useful for a variety of medical conditions.
- Hemp seeds contain natural oils, like hemp oil, which are full of more than just nutritional goodness. They are also amazing for external use and use in skincare, as the extra protein helps to mimic the skin's natural lipids. Popular skincare products include body butter, cannabis salve, and massage oil.
- If you buy hemp seed butter at the store, be sure to check the ingredients list and avoid any hydrogenated vegetable oil.
- One of the best ways to enjoy this recipe is to add a few tablespoons of hemp seed butter over your favorite ice cream.
- Manitoba Harvest is one of my favorite hemp seed brands. Check out the interview we did together!
Frequently Asked Questions
Hemp seed butter can be brand new to even the most seasoned cannabis consumer, so here are some of the most common FAQs I get asked about this recipe from my Well With Cannabis Community.
Technically yes, you can make this recipe without first roasting the hemp seeds, but be warned, it will not have the same rich flavor or beautiful dark color. Roasting helps to bring out the true flavors of the nuts and seeds and helps to make the best butter.
Yes! Simply add a little bit of cacao powder to your smooth hemp seed butter, blend and enjoy.
Hemp seeds, sometimes called hemp hearts, come from the Cannabis sativa plant. They naturally contain less than 0.3% THC and are not the same seeds that can be planted to grow a cannabis plant in the garden. They contain the same beneficial qualities as the hemp plant, but they will not get you high. They are safe for children to consume. However, don't confuse hemp oil for CBD oil.
This recipe is naturally plant-based, vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo, and Keto-friendly (if you swap the sugar for another approved sweetener).
Hemp seeds and homemade hemp seed milk are not only nut and/or tree-nut free, but they are also free of the top-8 major allergens found in food, which account for nearly 90% of all food allergies in the United States. Be sure to check the ingredients label on the hemp product you are purchasing to ensure no cross-contamination has occurred during processing.
Some of the most popular plant-based products on the market today, like almond milk or cashew milk, are not suitable for those living with nut allergies or an allergy to tree nuts. Hemp seeds are naturally nut-free and tree-nut free, making them the perfect pantry essential. Hemp milk is a great alternative for anyone who is living with a nut allergy because it offers a new option for a plant-based milk product alternative. Sunflower seeds, sunflower seed milk, and sunflower seed butter are also great alternatives.
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Homemade Hemp Seed Butter
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Add the hemp seeds to an oven-safe baking dish.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, stirring every 3-5 minutes until the seeds are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature.
- Add the toasted hemp seeds to a food processor with the coconut sugar and salt.
- Pulse the seeds for 60-90 seconds until a flour-like consistency is reached.
- Continue to pulse in 5-10 second intervals until a dough-like consistency is formed.
- Scrape the sides down, break down any clumps, and add the coconut oil.
- Turn the food processor on high and run consistency until a creamy consistency is achieved. Stop a few times to scrape down the sides of the food processor, as needed, to ensure all ingredients are blended.
- Blend until a butter-like consistency is reached. Stir in any additional flavorings, if using, before enjoying.
- Store in an airtight container like a mason jar.