What do you get when you combine nut butter with granola? Granola butter! This heavenly blend of oats, seeds, nuts, and cozy spices will be your new favourite spread for toast, fruit, and more.
What Is Granola Butter?
Granola butter is a delicious spread made by blending together toasted oats, nuts, and seeds (i.e., granola ingredients) with sweetener, oil, and spices to create a smooth, creamy spread. Basically, it has the flavour of granola, but it’s spreadable. If that sounds amazing, trust me: it is!
Why You’ll Love This Granola Butter Recipe
- Easy to make. With just a handful of ingredients and a blender, you can whip up your own homemade granola butter in no time.
- Versatile. Granola butter is not limited to just being a spread for toast! It can also be used as a topping for yogurt, ice cream, or added to smoothies for an extra boost of flavour and nutrition.
- Customizable. You can use whatever nuts, seeds, and spices you have on hand to make your perfect blend of oatmeal butter.
- Cozy flavour. Granola butter has a warm, cozy flavour that’s totally different from nut butter! It’s a little bit like cookie butter thanks to all the spices and maple.
Notes on Ingredients
Scroll down to the recipe card to find the ingredient quantities and recipe instructions.
- Oats – Quick cooking oats are easier to grind, but old-fashioned oats will work too. Use certified gluten-free oats for gluten-free granola butter.
- Sesame seeds – Sesame seeds have a lovely flavour when toasted!
- Hemp hearts – For a boost of protein.
- Walnuts – Or another nut you like or have on hand.
- Spices – I use ground cinnamon and cloves.
- Coconut oil – Melt this in the microwave.
- Maple syrup – Be sure to use pure maple syrup, not pancake syrup!
- Sea salt – Just a bit, for balance.
What Are Hemp Hearts?
Hemp hearts are the soft insides of hemp seeds. They are packed with essential nutrients such as protein, healthy fats, and minerals like iron and magnesium. Hemp hearts have a slightly nutty flavour and they can be used in a variety of dishes, from salads to smoothies and granola butter!
How to Make Granola Butter
- Prepare. Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
- Toast. Combine the oats, sesame seeds, hemp hearts, walnuts, and spices on a sheet pan. Toss with the melted coconut oil, then spread in an even layer and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring halfway through.
- Cool. Remove the toasted granola ingredients from the oven and cool completely.
- Process. Place the cooled granola in a food processor or a high speed blender. Pulse until the mixture forms crumbs.
- Finish. Add the maple syrup and salt. Continue to blend, scraping down the sides as needed, until the granola butter reaches a smooth consistency.
Tips for Success
- Watch carefully when you’re toasting the ingredients. They can go from golden to burnt very quickly, so make sure to keep an eye on them while they’re in the oven.
- Use a high-speed blender or food processor for best results. A regular blender may struggle with grinding and blending the ingredients into a smooth buttery consistency.
- Give your blender a break if needed. If your blender or food processor gets too hot while blending, take breaks as needed. Once the machine has cooled down, continue to blend until the granola butter reaches your desired consistency.
Ways to Use Granola Butter
- As a spread on toast, bagels, or sandwiches. (I love it on toasted vegan Japanese milk bread.)
- As a topping for oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, or yogurt.
- In smoothies for added flavour.
- As a dip or spread for fruits like apples, pears, or strawberries.
- Drizzle it over vegan ice cream.
Try different spices like pumpkin pie spice or chai spices for a twist on the original. You can also experiment with different types of nuts and seeds, such as almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds.
How to Store
Granola butter can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a month, or at room temperature in the pantry for a week or two. If you refrigerate it, let it come to room temperature before using.
Can I Freeze This Recipe?
Yes, you can freeze granola butter. Simply place it in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
More Recipes With Oats
- Vegan Oatmeal Cookies
- Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- Homemade Oat Milk Creamer
- High-Protein Overnight Oats
- Vegan Baked Oats
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- 1 ½ cup oats, quick cooking will be easier to grind, but old fashioned will work too (120g)
- ¼ cup sesame seeds, 50g
- ¼ cup hemp hearts, 50g
- ½ cup walnuts, 65g
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ⅓ cup coconut oil, 70g
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
- Mix oats, sesame seeds, hemp hearts and walnuts, cinnamon powder and ground cloves on a baking sheet. Then pour over the melted coconut oil and mix to coat everything evenly. Spread the mixture in an even layer.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Check often to make sure it won’t burn as it browns really quickly at the end. You should have golden granola as a result.
- Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
- Place cooled granola in the food processor or a high speed blender.
- Pulse until it turns to crumbs, about 1 minute.
- Add maple syrup and salt and continue to blend, scraping the mixture from the side a few times, until you reach a smooth buttery consistency. You may need to stop your food processor or blender a few times in order for it to cool down.
- Granola butter can be eaten on toasts, as a dip for fruits or add it on top of your morning porridge.
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