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Corn butter is a plant-based sensation, and with good reason: It’s a sweet and creamy easy-to-make vegan alternative to butter that isn’t overly processed or high in fat. Agar powder, a seaweed-derived alternative to gelatin, helps to bind the ingredients while keeping things light. Look for agar powder in the baking aisle next to jello ingredients or at Asian markets.

Creamy Corn Butter

Ingredients

  • 6 cups fresh or thawed frozen corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon agar powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Combine corn kernels with ½ cup water in a blender. Blend for a few minutes to achieve a very creamy texture.
  2. Using a fine mesh sieve, strain the corn into a medium saucepan. Add nutritional yeast, agar powder, salt, and garlic; bring to a simmer on medium heat stirring constantly. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently until the mixture thickens. (If the mixture gets lumpy, you may need to smooth it again in the blender.)
  3. Pour into a container with a lid and let cool for 10 minutes. Then cover container and chill in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes to set. Refrigerate in an airtight container up to 5 days.

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Darshana Thacker

Darshana Thacker is chef and culinary project manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit DarshanasKitchen.com for more.

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