I use to be a peanut butter addict until a found a better more delicious option, Sun-butter. Buying sun-butter every week can get pretty expensive at $7-10 a jar so I started making my own only costing me about $4 - $5 and it making at least two full jars! It's super easy with simple ingredients although processing the seeds take sometime, it is well worth it in the end! Enjoy.
I am not the originally creator of this recipe I've recipes off of pinterest and used my own oils to my liking.
Step 1: Gather Your Equipment and Ingredients
1 pound raw sunflower seeds
¾ teaspoon sea salt
1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons of coconut oil or extra lite virgin olive oil
Food Processor or Blender can be used
2 Baking Sheets
Step 2: Bake Seeds
Preheat oven to 350F. Divide sunflower seeds up on two baking sheets.
Step 3: Rotate Trays
Roast for 4 minutes. Rotate trays and toss seeds. Place back in the oven and roast for another 4 minutes.
Step 4: Start to Process Your Seeds
Carefully transfer to a food processor (or high powered blender) and add sea salt.
Step 5: Keep Processing Seeds
Process for about 1 minute until seeds become powdery. Continue to process 16 to 18 minutes, stopping every 2 minutes to scrape down the sides.
Step 6: Add Your Oils
Add the oil of your choice and maple syrup at about the halfway point. This might sound like a lot but it takes a while for the sunflower seeds to release their oil. If you stop too soon, the sunbutter will NOT be creamy.
Step 7: Spoon & Serve
Spoon into glass container in the fridge for up to two weeks. Serve with apples, celery, or my personal favorite Sun-Butter & Jelly sandwiches on gluten free bread!