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Fall-Spiced Pumpkin Seed Butter

This post comes from our contributor FP Naomi

Nothing marks the season quite like pumpkins do! It’s the perfect time of year to try your hand at pumpkin seed butter. Since it’s made with seeds, the recipe is a great alternative for those of you allergic to peanuts or other nuts. It’s also vegan and gluten-free for all of those restricted dieters out there. Pumpkin seeds are full of protein and omega-3’s to help you stay well-nourished for fall. Add a little cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup for sweetness. With each bite you’ll taste all the glories of the season.

pumpkin seeds in bag

INGREDIENTS:  (fills 1 – 8oz. mason jar)

2 Cups Pumpkin Seeds

½ Tbsp Cinnamon

1 Tsp Nutmeg

1 Tsp Allspice

2 Tbsp Maple Syrup (the real kind)

4 Pinches Salt

1 Tbsp Ghee (coconut oil works too)

Water as needed

close up pumpkin seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine pumpkin seeds, ghee, and spices. Stir so that the seeds are well coated.
  3. Spread mixture evenly across a foil-lined cookie tray and toast seeds for 15 minutes. Once they are toasted, remove from oven and let cool.
  4. Add one cup of seeds to a food processor along with two pinches of salt and one tablespoon of maple syrup. Blend until well chopped and then add a tablespoon of water. Continue to blend and add water until you reach the desired consistency.
  5. Remove from food processor, and repeat step four with your second cup of toasted pumpkin seeds.

pumpkin butter on apples

Enjoy with your favorite fall treats like freshly-picked apples!

Check out Naomi’s blog, Numie Abbot.

More healthy recipes from the BLDG 25 Blog.

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Juliette Laura -October 4, 2013, 8:53AM

OH my god, this looks so beyond incredible!!! I have GOT to make this.

xo, Juliette Laura

Liz -October 4, 2013, 10:08AM

This is incredibly clever. I have a friend who is allergic to all nuts. I am going to recommend this to her, as I know pumpkin seeds suit her just fine!

Sarah Crowder (punctuated. with food) -October 4, 2013, 2:58PM

I’ve never thought to make pumpkin seed butter but will now – we pretty much always have pepitas on hand. Sounds amazing with the autumnal spices.

Shelley -October 4, 2013, 6:19PM

Wow, I really want to try this out! I usually just roast pumpkin seeds but I think this year I will try this out.

Alexa Sonken {Invitations for Creatives} -October 4, 2013, 8:58PM

Ahh! This looks amaaaazing. And the little packaging is so cute.

Maria -October 7, 2013, 6:02PM

Pumpkin seeds are my obsessions!!

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