23 January 2011

Peanut Tahini Maca Butter

After seeing this post I was inspired to find a way to like Tahini... 
it's the only seed butter I don't like eating. But I wondered if I mixed 
it with peanut butter, would it mask the flavor just enough 
to taste yummy? Well, that's what I set out this morning to find out...

I mixed in 2 teaspoons Peanut Butter and 1 teaspoon Tahini

Plus 1 teaspoon Maca Powder just for the fun of it!

Spread on top of Gluten-Free Bread and served with sliced Bananas :)

How did it taste? Freaking amazing! The Tahini is masked by 
the Peanut Butter, yet still gives it a subtle savory kick! And 
the Maca Powder made the butter fluffy! You need to try this :)

Questions: Have you ever tried mixing your nut/seed 
butters together? What are your favorite combinations?


Kittie said... [reply]

I recently made your Vegan Bran muffins sans sweetener (I added some stevia). I keep them frozen and defrost one at a time to snack on. they have been perfect for a bite of sugar free "dessert." :)

Ashlei said... [reply]

Wow that looks really really good! I'm glad you liked it! :)

Kate (What Kate is Cooking) said... [reply]

I've never tried mixing nut butters before, but this looks great! I have added things to them, like cocoa powder.

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

Nope - never mixed nut/seed butters together, but it is a smart idea!! I am already starting to dream up some amazing combinations!

Unknown said... [reply]

oh ya, great combo! I like to mix coconut butter and tahini too. Or nutella and coconut butter. Crazy good!

Kristi said... [reply]

I'm going to try it! I have a jar of Tahini that I haven't even opened yet, and since you make it look so good...

Anonymous said... [reply]

I tried Tahini once from the jar and I couldn't figure out how to eat it. This sounds like potential yumminess, though. How's the cold has it passed?

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

I love mixing the flavors of seeds and nuts. I don't know that I have a true favorite mix since I change them up all the time. I am not really a tahini lover either though.

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said... [reply]

YOu are so creative!! I love learning about better food choices from your blog!

Ayla said... [reply]

I've never mixed my nut butters but I might give it a try because I have a hard time handling tahini too. If it's mixed into a recipe then I love it but by itself? Um... no can do. Your fluffy Peanut Tahini Maca Butter looks good!

Unknown said... [reply]

so creative! i love learning about new ways to make some buttahhss

blessedmama said... [reply]

Congratulations on a successful experiment! It looks good.

Jess@atasteofconfidence said... [reply]

almond cashew butter is to die for!
this looks good, too!

Red Deception said... [reply]

I recently purchases some tahini and...I have NO CLUE what to do with it! I don't eat a lot of peanut butter so I am stuck. Erg!

Maryann said... [reply]

What a great idea!! I have never combined nut butters on my own. I have been wanting to try tahini for a while now..I'm adding it to my grocery list!

Lola said... [reply]

I don't think they sell tahini around here:( that looks yummy!!! what I'm dying to make is your split pea soup!!
Love you hun ;)
Lola :)

Jess said... [reply]


Chelsea said... [reply]

I want to try tahini but I can't find a brand made in a nut free factory! :(

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said... [reply]

AMAZING idea! I'll have to remember this one! =)

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Kristen (swanky dietitian) said... [reply]

I am the worst when it comes to nut butters. I pretty much stick with pb. I like almond butter but never buy it. I need to branch out I think.
I don't think I have ever had tahini.

Anonymous said... [reply]

This sounds really good :D If only I had maca powder! My favourite combo of butters is apple butter and cashew butter. I've never actually thought of mixing 2 nut butters together but it sounds yummy!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I love eating peanut and almond butter together... stirring in some maca sounds crazygood!

Anonymous said... [reply]

I've been bummed for a while now that I can't stand the bitterness of tahini - I should have thought to mix it! I ended up using it in a dip for falafel. Not anywhere near as cool as this :P
I haven't mixed store-bought nut butters, but I should try it! The closest I've got is to when I make them homemade, I usually use two different kinds of nuts. I like the combo of sunflower seeds with peanuts :)

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) said... [reply]

I've never tried combining anything! I have been thinking about making mixed homemade nut butter like CNC does. Hmm... I should try soon! :)

Missy said... [reply]

I love tahini thinned out with some water, oil...get creative to make a dressing. Maybe you would like to?
I've never mixed...hmmm...you probably created a monster. I have sunflower seed butter and almond butter calling my name...brain gears working...adventures waiting to happen.

Anonymous said... [reply]

I like my nut butters too much to risk with mixing them. I think tahini tastes perfect with honey or date syrup and it's great for some baked and raw desserts.

Meri said... [reply]

I happen to love tahini (especially in wraps) but I've never had it with peanut butter. Yum!
Do you use tahini when you make hummus or baba ghannouj?

Anonymous said... [reply]

What an interesting idea! I actually like tahini a lot with honey or with smooshed medjool dates (kind of like a paste). Hmm.. also delicious with jam, fruit butters, and spices!


Maria @ Chasing the Now said... [reply]

Never mixed my seed butters, but also never had tahini by itself or just spread on something. I've only ever made it to use in hummus.

Lauren said... [reply]

How delicious!!!!! I love peanut butter ANYTHING and think maca is just fantastic!

Have a great week!!! :) XOXOX

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Katie said... [reply]

THis looks delish, Kelsey! I love cashini and Nuttzo, so I'm sure this would also be right up my alley.

Anonymous said... [reply]

mmmm that looks and sounds incredible!!

Jos said... [reply]

I just recently made Almond butter with roasted golden flaxseeds...so heavenly delicious!

Mitri said... [reply]

Although I love tahini on its own, by Jove, I will make this concoction if it's the last thing I do.

Have you tried mixing tahini & blackstrap molasses? DELICIOUS. I also eat it with raw honey.

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said... [reply]

I've actually never thought about customizing my nut butters like that, but now you have me intrigued. Still need to try out maca powder as well - so pricey though!

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