Introduction: How to Make Sun-butter

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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

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Preheat oven to 350F. Divide sunflower seeds up on two baking sheets.

Step 3: Rotate Trays

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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

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Carefully transfer to a food processor (or high powered blender) and add sea salt.

Step 5: Keep Processing Seeds

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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

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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

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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!

Comments

SophiesFoodieFiles (author)2015-02-15

yum yum yummm!

sarge89or (author)2014-11-05

I find gluten free bread tastes terrible and prefer GMO products. Yum! Yum!

Fission Chips (author)2014-11-04

Yum! This looks great. What does it taste like? Thanks for the detailed step-by-step instructions, and beautiful photos!

peppypickle (author)2014-11-04

thanks for sharing your recipe :)

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