Toasted Sunflower Seed Butter


I have tried my hand at making almond butter and cashew butter, and have been happy with my results! Yet, since becoming obsessed with store-bought sunflower seed butter, I finally got around to making my own!

This homemade version is low-cost and is made with only two ingredients! Most store-bought versions often include some form of added sweetener, but I’ve always thought that sunflower butter is delicious as is, especially when the seeds have been toasted in the oven!

I am pleased to say that my sunflower butter is delicious! I like to eat spoonfuls of it spread lavishly on a banana or celery sticks. And since peanuts and tree nut allergies are so prevalent these day, sunflower butter is a great allergy-friendly alternative! Enjoy!

Toasted Sunflower Seed Butter

Ingredients

  • 16 oz hulled raw sunflower seeds

  • ½ tsp sea salt or Himalayan salt

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 350º fahrenheit and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper

  • Spread the sunflower seeds in a thin layer on the baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes

  • Toast until seeds are golden and have a delicious nutty aroma, stirring occasionally so they don’t burn

  • Once toasted, allow seeds to cool a little and then pour them into a food processor fitted with an “s” shaped blade

  • Process the seeds about 6 to 10 minutes, scraping down the sides several times as the seeds turn into a fine meal and then into a large sticky ball

  • Continue to process for another 5 minutes or so until it turns into a creamy, buttery consistency

  • Add the salt and process until it is evenly incorporated

  • Transfer the sunflower butter to air tight 16 oz jar and store in the fridge for up to a month

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