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Flax Seed Butter Recipe

Flax seed butter or flax seed spread recipe with step by step photos.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 4 mins
Course Spreads
Cuisine Continental
Servings 1 bottle


  • Flax Seeds - 100 gms
  • Coconut oil / Olive oil - 1/3 cup approx.,
  • Sugar / honey / maple syrup - 2 to 3 tbsp optional
  • Salt - 1/8 tsp or 1 pinch


  • Dry roast flax seeds in a pan, over medium flame, tossing frequently, till its fragrant. When you take it in your fist, you should feel the heat.
  • Switch off stove and let it cool down to room temperature.
  • Transfer to a mixie jar or food processor and run till the flax seeds are ground to a coarse powder.
  • Add, salt, sweetener of your choice (if using) and run the mixie once again.
  • Add 1/4 cup oil first and process it till it all comes together in a mass.
  • Add the remaining oil and grind till the butter forms into a smooth paste. This should take 2-3 mins. Keep scrapping the sides with a spatula.
  • Flax seed butter is ready.
  • Transfer into a clean, dry jar and keep it refrigerated.
  • Use it as a spread on breads, drop spoonfuls while making smoothies, swirl some spoonfuls into your porridge or just eat it plain straight from the bottle.


I used coconut oil (which I highly recommend) that took care of the flavouring. If you are using any other vegetable oil, use a dash of vanilla, cardamom or cinnamon.