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Snacking with Sunflower Seeds and Cinnamon Sunbutter
Sunflower Seeds and sunbutter is a great alternative to peanut butter! Sunflower- Butter:
- Is Easy To Make
- Is cheap when you make it
- Is perfect for those with nut allergies
- Is a fabulous source of Vitamin E that is considered an anti-inflammatory antioxidant!
- Is rich in magnesium, which keeps my kids regular. Trust me, I know if they've eaten too many sunflower seeds because they are headed to the bathroom regularly! Plus magnesium reduces asthma symptoms.
Sunflower butter is super easy to make. If you don't have a food processor yet, I have to say, I spent $30 on this teeny tiny one, and I've had it for several years. You don't need to spend a lot on one, and they are essential to making delicious, healthy food!! (in my opinion).
I had a bag of sunflower seeds that we've been snacking on since we made the granola bars last weekend, so we decided to make sunbutter.
- 1 cup sunflower seeds, shelled and roasted
- 2 TBL Olive Oil
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 dash salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Step One: Assemble ingredients:
Step 2: Grind sunflowers in food processor until it becomes powder:
Step 3: Add remaining ingredients and pulse again until it's paste.
If you like it this way, stop here! If you like it more spreadable or runny, keep adding oil until it's the consistency you prefer.
Spread on anything from apples to sandwiches!
One phenomena that I look forward to is the resurgence of sunflower seeds at baseball games. We had a bag of seeds in our pantry, for probably 6 months. As soon as baseball started, TJ was asking if he could bring them to the game. Here is TJ, spitting seeds while he waited in the dugout.