How to Make Sun-butter

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.

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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!

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    4 years ago on Introduction

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


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