homemade sunflower butter

31 Aug

2519482235_35889ebe92For children with nut allergies it can be a challenge to find a substitute for nut butters, which provide lots of protein and good fats.

At Butter Beans school lunches, we serve sunflower seed butter to our students, and they all seem to love it! We stumbled upon this fantastic recipe that we’d like to share with you, so that you can enjoy this nutritious butter at home.


  • 3 cups sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Directions: Toast seeds in a pan over medium heat until fragrant and golden, 2-3 minutes. Place the seeds in your food processor and add salt & sugar, then process until fine. Wait 5 minutes, then process again. Wait another 5 minutes and process, then add your honey. Keep processing and add your oil. If you prefer a more crunchy texture, add less oil and process for a shorter amount of time.

Enjoy with apple slices, on crackers, bread or bananas. Recipe adapted from Prudent Baby.

Photo courtesy of katili

3 Responses to “homemade sunflower butter”

  1. HealthyTummyInitiative August 31, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Sounds so creamy, sweet and delicious!

  2. HealthyTummyInitiative September 19, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    Reblogged this on Dr. Laurie Brodsky and commented:
    Try to find an organic sunflower oil if possible for this recipe!

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