Get ready for your new favorite condiment! This easy homemade pumpkin butter boasts only 4 ingredients and is completely delicious.
There once was a time when a certain food blogger didn’t like condiments. Not at all. Her kitchen was devoid of hummus, ranch dressing, cranberry sauce, sauerkraut, etc. She happily topped her things that required toppings with butter.
But then she was introduced to homemade condiments, and that all changed. For some reason, everything tastes better when it’s homemade. (For the most part.) And now she happily tops her things that require toppings with all the aforementioned things she used to not like. Because she likes them now, and excitedly makes her own.
One of those things is pumpkin butter.
Easy homemade pumpkin butter.
Now, store-bought pumpkin butter is good, I’ll admit, but it’s basically a dessert. There’s so much sugar in it! And there doesn’t need to be, friends. Pumpkin butter should be the type of nourishing condiment that you can enjoy eating without any guilt.
This delicious 4-ingredient homemade pumpkin butter is only sweetened with a little honey. So not only does it get a little added nutrient boost from its sweetener, there’s no guilt whatsoever in slathering it all over whatever you happen to be eating at the moment. I love to have it on crepes or pancakes, my kids like to stir it into their oatmeal, too. I’ve also blended it into my coffee. Soooo yummy.
Or you could always just dig in with a spoon.
Which I may have done once or five times.
You can use either store-bought canned pumpkin puree or you can make your own puree and use that. I have an easy how-to post on making your own pumpkin puree that you can check out if you have access to cheap pumpkins.
A healthy treat.
Like I said, no guilt, ’cause this pumpkin butter is packed with nutrients! Pumpkins are full of vitamins and minerals. They’re practically overflowing with vitamin A, and also have a lot of vitamin C, vitamin E, and B-vitamins.
Pumpkins also contain magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper, phosphorus, calcium, and iron. And they’re a wonderful source of anti-inflammatory andcompounds and carotenoids.
And of course there’s the nutrients in honey. Everyone and their mom knows that honey is good for you. Especially their moms… Anyway. Honey is full of vitamins and minerals like niacin, thiamine, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, vitamin C & B6, calcium, and iron, plus good bacteria. It’s anti-fungal, and probiotic, too, and full of phenolic acids and antioxidants.
Besides being easy, delicious, and packed with nutrients, this homemade pumpkin butter has the added bonus of being one of those recipes that you probably don’t really need a recipe for. But I wrote one for you anyway, ’cause I’m that kinda gal.
More paleo condiments.
If you’re on the lookout for more healthy things to put on things or serve beside other things, here are a few of my healthy, homemade favorites! They’re all paleo, so you can enjoy them all guilt-free.
- Berry Chia Seed Jam
- Easy Mild Salsa
- Spiced Apple Butter in the Instant Pot
- Paleo Caramel Sauce
- Homemade Mayonnaise
- Copycat Chick-fil-A Sauce
- Cinnamon ‘Nutella’
- Whole30 Chimichurri Sauce
- Cider & Elderberry Cranberry Sauce
- Creamy Cauliflower White Sauce
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Easy Homemade Pumpkin Butter
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (or make your own!)
- 4-6 tablespoons honey (depending on how sweet you want it)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice*
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined.
Eat as is, or warm up in a small saucepan.
Sore in a covered jar in the fridge.
This recipe can easily be doubled or cut in half to meet your needs. 🙂
If you don’t have allspice (which you should totally get), you can try a 1/8 teaspoon each nutmeg and cloves in place of it.