Maple Plant Butter (Three Ways!) is a smooth, creamy plant based butter that spreads perfectly over a piece of fresh bread and melts into all the cracks! You won’t be able to live without it!
Maple Plant Butter (3 Ways!)
People around the world are embracing plant-based foods for both health and ethical reasons.
I have teamed up with Upfield – the leader in plant-based nutrition (you may know them from their brands like Country Crock, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter or Flora) – to give you a delicious maple plant butter that is healthier for you and better for the earth.
Upfield’s vision for a “Better Plant-Based Future” drives positive change in people’s health, their daily lives and our planet’s sustainability.
This maple plant butter recipe is just what you need for a simple and quick way to spread goodness in a healthy way, or perfect if you have a dairy-free friend or family member that doesn’t want to sacrifice taste!
Maple plant butter is perfect for baking, grilling or simply spreading on warm baked bread out of the oven.
This recipe makes a natural plant-based butter that is derived from simple ingredients.
After whipping it up, you will have a thick, rich and creamy plant butter that has a smooth, spreadable texture.
It is tried, tested and a true favorite, loved by all!
What is plant-butter?
Dairy butters are made from cow’s milk whereas plant margarines or plant butters are made from plant oils.
You can find them in tubs, sticks and whipped containers. Upfield also has a variety of plant butters and spreads that feature olive oil or avocado oil options.
Why make your own plant butter?
This is a great question when you can go purchase your own plant butter of choice.
There could be a few different reasons on why you would want to.
One reason is knowing what ingredients that are whisking together and spreading on bread, melting over your vegetables, or even enjoying by the spoonful!
Upfield believes in using natural ingredients in its plant butters, which are so simple you can replicate at home.
Plant based margarines and plant-based diets in general also have excellent health benefits.
They are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals that help lower blood pressure and LDL (bad) cholesterol, reduce the risk of diabetes, and help maintain a healthy weight.
Upfield has extensive knowledge and expertise, and are leading in this area which focuses on natural ingredients and processes that deliver healthier products that are great tasting and have superior quality.
What you need to make maple plant butter
The ingredients needed for this maple plant butter recipe are extremely simple.
I love how it comes together quickly and easily.
Not only is it simple to make, it tastes just as amazing as it looks and sounds!
It is rich in flavor, easy to spread, and is light and fluffy.
I still can’t believe this is plant-based and the best part is… I know all of the ingredients!
This plant-butter is simple and filled with natural ingredients that your body will love!
- Coconut oil: this helps keep your plant butter solid.
- Sunflower oil: make it softer and spreadable even directly out of the fridge.
- Almond milk: nice and creamy.
- Maple syrup: adds to the flavor.
- Pecans: optional and adds a crunch!
- Cinnamon: optional with a little more spice to your flavoring.
How to make maple plant butter
This simple maple plant butter recipe is just what you need this holiday season.
This maple plant butter will be soft, creamy and adds rich flavors to all your Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes.
Add a little more holiday cheer with this maple plant butter recipe and brighten everyone’s mood during the holidays!
- Whisk together ingredients and store: In a medium sized bowl whisk together the coconut oil, sunflower oil, milk and maple syrup until you get a homogenous pale mixture. Refrigerate for 12-15 minutes or freeze for 5-10 until it starts to get firm.
- Whip your plant butter: Using a stand or hand mixer, whip the mixture until it starts to get fluffy for about 2 minutes.
- Finish and store: Transfer into a container and spread evenly. Refrigerate for 8 hours or enjoy it whipped.
Tips for making maple plant butter
There are so many fun ways to enjoy this maple plant butter.
A few tweaks in the ingredients can alter this maple plant butter to make it just the way you like.
Adding a little more coconut oil can change the texture and consistency leaving it a bit firmer and harder if needed.
Simply adding a pinch more sunflower oil can increase the soft consistency and creaminess.
Mix and match your ingredients to find the best texture and consistency that you are going to love with your maple margarine!
- Using refined coconut oil is best instead of extra virgin coconut oil for this recipe.
- Melting the coconut oil in a heater water bath will help soften the plant butter.
- Use a blender, food processor or a mixer to stir the plant butter. Whip for extra creaminess!
- To add color to your plant butter try turmeric to enhance your yellow-gold coloring.
- Substitute your plant butter for all your cooking needs when finished.
What to use your plant maple butter on
When making such a simple ingredient that you can purchase at the store, I need reasoning and when I can use this plant butter.
When I make my homemade plant butter there are so many ways I can use it in a variety of my favorite recipes.
Sautéing vegetables with this maple plant butter recipe is just over the top good!
Baking with this maple plant butter creates a creamy, rich and flavorful cake or baked goods.
Adding it to your toast or even melting it on to your protein helps create a the perfect blend of flavors.
Try these recipes with your own this maple plant butter.
- Use when baking. Simply substitute it for any dairy butter ingredient.
- English Muffins or Perfect Soft and Buttery Rolls
- Miracle No Knead Bread
- Butter your buns for a delicious veggie burger
- Muffins like these Easy Banana Muffins or Pumpkin Pecan Pie Muffins
- Homemade Cornbread
3 ways to make maple plant butter:
I could not just think of one way to make this maple plant butter.
It had to be 2… wait, 3!
On its own, it is so simple and delicious.
Adding in another flavor of cinnamon is a party in your mouth.
Then I knew that I needed a little crunch for texture and added flavor.
It just all turned out too perfectly not to share!
- Maple Pecan Plant Butter– Once the plant butter is whipped, add it to a food processor with ¼ cup pecans. Pulse until the pecans are finally chopped and incorporated in the plant butter.
- Maple Plant Butter- Once the plant butter is whipped add in ¼ cup of real maple syrup.
- Maple Cinnamon Plant Butter- This way is my favorite! Add in 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. This tastes just like the delicious plant butter you can get at Texas Roadhouse!
Storing your plant butter
You are going to want to store your plant butter if you are not planning to use it all in one day.
Any type of plant butter belongs in the refrigerator.
This plant butter will continue to stay firm when refrigerated but still spreadable when ready to use.
I love how easy this is to make and store!
- How long to store plant butter? Keep your plant butter stored in a glass container or airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
- Can you freeze plant-based butter? Yes, if you are planning to make it ahead of time, you can use plastic wrap to completely cover your plant butter and then place in the freezer for up to 3 months. When you are ready to use, simply place in the refrigerator overnight.
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Maple Plant Butter (3 Ways!)
- 1 cup coconut oil melted
- 1/2 cup sunflower oil
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup pecans optional
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon optional
- In a medium sized bowl whisk together the coconut oil, sunflower oil, milk and maple syrup until you get a homogenous pale mixture. Refrigerate for 12-15 minutes or freeze for 5-10 until it starts to get firm.
- Using a stand or hand mixer, whip the mixture until it starts to get fluffy for about 2 minutes.
- Transfer into a container and spread evenly. Refrigerate for 8 hours or enjoy it whipped.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
Just want to clarify – if I want Maple Plant Butter I add an extra 1/4 cup of maple syrup to the whipped mixture in addition to the 1/4 cup in the recipe?
Yes, that is correct. The whip is your base then making other flavors and textures for more fun plant based butter. Hope you enjoy it!