Homemade Sunflower Butter Recipe

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Sweet and salty Cinnamon Sunflower Butter makes a satisfying and allergy-friendly stand-in for nut butter.

But before you pack yet another ham and cheese sandwich, take a taste of our Cinnamon Sunflower Butter! This creamy spread made from sunflower seeds provides similar nutritional benefits and flavor to nut butters, yet isn’t a common allergen. Plus, even if you love peanut butter, it’s nice to switch things up once in awhile.

Why Make Homemade Sunbutter?

Yes, you can buy sunflower butter at most grocery stores. But we like to make it fresh in our kitchen for a few reasons. First, the commercial versions of sunflower butter contain a little more sugar than we would like. Second, they’re usually expensive compared to whole sunflower seeds. And third, sunflower seeds contain delicate monosaturated and polyunsaturated fats that turn rancid quickly after they’re ground.

When we blend up this Cinnamon Sunflower Butter at home from whole seeds we source ourselves, we know our spread will turn out luscious and fresh!

And of course, it provides terrific nutrition for our kids. Sunflower seed butter is rich in…

  • Protein for growing.
  • Fiber for healthy digestion.
  • Vitamin E for reducing inflammation.
  • Magnesium for healthy nerves and muscles.
  • Heart-healthy unsaturated fats.

How to Make Homemade Sunbutter

Sunflower butter is really easy to make at home. Your food processor does all the work for you! Check it out! First, assemble your ingredients.

Snacking with Sunflower Seeds and Cinnamon Sunbutter Recipe. Cinnamon Sunbutter! This has become such a staple at our house, we probably make it every 2-3 days! No lie.

Then grind the sunflowers in a food processor until they become a powder.

Snacking with Sunflower Seeds and Cinnamon Sunbutter Recipe. Cinnamon Sunbutter! This has become such a staple at our house, we probably make it every 2-3 days! No lie.
Snacking with Sunflower Seeds and Cinnamon Sunbutter Recipe. Cinnamon Sunbutter! This has become such a staple at our house, we probably make it every 2-3 days! No lie.

Add remaining ingredients to the food processor and pulse again until it’s paste. (Add a touch more oil if necessary.)

Snacking with Sunflower Seeds and Cinnamon Sunbutter Recipe. Cinnamon Sunbutter! This has become such a staple at our house, we probably make it every 2-3 days! No lie.

Then spread your butter on crackers, bread, apples, pita, waffles, or anything else you like, and enjoy!

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Cinnamon Sunbutter

Sweet, salty cinnamon sunflower butter makes a satisfying (and allergy-friendly) stand-in for traditional nut butters. This simple, honey-sweetened recipe is ideal for refrigerator leftovers and can be saved for up to one month.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon Sunbutter
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 183kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Optional

  • 4 medium apple

Instructions

  • Puree seeds in a food processor until they become a fine powder.
  • Add oil, honey, cinnamon and salt and puree again until the butter becomes smooth and spreadable.
  • Spread on fruit, bread, or crackers, and Enjoy! Refrigerate leftovers and use within a month.
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Nutrition

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 40mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g

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2 questions please: What is the best way to roast sun seeds and would this taste even better using coconut oil? Thanks!!

I roast them dry. Just spread thin on a baking sheet, a little salt sprinkled on, and baked only for about 10 minutes on 400 degrees. Coconut oil would be delicious!

I bought sunbutter and it has a lot of sugar. I’m much more willing to eat this but it’s a little more prep work. How do you store it and how long will it last?

I store it in the fridge, and we usually eat it within a week or so. We also just make small amounts at a time. So, I’m not sure how long it will truly last.

This sounds great! I think we will try it this weekend. I love the rally caps in the picture. We just had our first game of the year last night.

I have made sunbutter a few times and I have not needed to add oil. The longer you grind it in the food processor, the creamer it will get(like peanut butter if you want).

My kids’ schools serve “Sun Butter” because it’s not an allergen for kids who have allergies to tree nuts! Kids at school actually appear to like it. I will have to make a batch for here at home and try it!! Thanks!!

Many common brands of sunflower seeds may have cross-contact with peanuts or tree nuts. Must read labels to know that this is truly allergen-free for kids with food allergies!