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Honey-Cinnamon Sunflower Butter

I am really, really late when it comes to the nut butter making party. Growing up, peanut butter & jelly was (and still is) one of my favorite sandwiches. It’s no surprise that it’s become M’s favorite sandwich too. So, I thought it would be fun for M & I to try and make our own nut butter. It was so much fun, and a huge success! M’s preschool is peanut-free so we decided to use sunflower seeds for our nut butter.

It was so easy to make! I found the key to a good sunflower butter is patience. It took about 10-12 minutes in the food processor to get a nice creamy consistency.

Honey-Cinnamon Sunflower Butter

  • 3 cups dry roasted sunflower seeds
  • 3.5 tablespoons canola oil or sunflower oil (I used canola)
  • 2 tablespoons honey (more depending in your preferred sweetness)
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Sea salt to taste

Add your sunflower seeds to the food processor. Pulse for a few minutes or until the sunflower seeds are completely ground up. Add you oil one tablespoon at a time while pulsing. Be sure to scrape down the sides between processing. Next add your cinnamon and then honey. Pulse for about 4 more minutes or until smooth and creamy. Give the sunflower butter a taste and add salt if needed and additional honey if needed (one teaspoon at a time as to not over sweeten it).

Store in an airtight container and keep in the refrigerator for no longer than one month. You may find a little oil separation which is normal. Just give it a little stir before enjoying 🙂




5 Responses

  1. Elyse said on September 13, 2012 at 8:24 am

    This sounds fun. Gonna try it! (for the first time I am packing a school lunch every day! Welcome to the real world!)

  2. Granny Deb said on September 13, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Yum ! Sounds great !!

  3. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on September 14, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Sunflower butter is actually one of my favorites! I haven’t made any nut butters in quite some time. I think it killed the blade on my processor. I need to need a new one and get back in action with the nut butters though. I do love making up different flavors. This one looks perfect!

  4. Michelle said on September 19, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Will this work using a blender?

    • Estela - Weekly Bite said on September 19, 2012 at 8:10 am

      If you have a really strong blender (like a vitamix) it should work. My first recommendation would be a food processor.