Homemade Sunflower Butter Recipe -- How to make your own sunflower seed butter at home in just five minutes, with 2 ingredients, and at a fraction of the price of store-bought!
This recipe was first published in 2016, but has since been updated.
This is me. Posting a non-peanut butter butter recipe. I know this will come as a shock to many of you, but don't be alarmed. Peanut butter and I are still happily married, joined at the hip, and madly in love.
What makes this sunflower butter delicious and healthy
- sunflower seed kernels
- sunflower seed oil
How to make this homemade sunflower butter
In the bowl of a food processor, add one pound of roasted and salted sunflower seed kernels. You can use unsalted if preferred as well. Blend in the food processor for 5-7 minutes, scrapping down the sides of the bowl occasionally, until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
In the last minute of blending, stream in one tablespoon of sunflower seed oil. Transfer sunflower seed butter to a jar or container with a lid before storing.
- If you want to control the amount of salt, use dry roasted, unsalted sunflower seed kernels, and season with salt to your preference.
- Olive oil or canola oil can also be used in place of the sunflower seed oil.
- Add a little more flavor by adding a teaspoon of cinnamon.
Does this sunflower butter need to be refrigerated?
Since there is no real oil separation, this does not need to be refrigerated. If you do not eat it frequently, it may be a good idea to keep refrigerated to extend the shelf life.
How long does sunflower butter last?
If stored at room temperature, the sunflower butter should last up to 1 month, or if refrigerated, it can keep up to 2 months.
Money-Saving Tips for This Sunflower Butter
Buy in bulk. I've found the best deal for sunflower seed kernels at Trader Joe's for $1.99 a pound (!), but buying them in bulk is generally more cost effective than buying smaller packages.
Shop sales. Look out for sales on sunflower seed kernels in your local papers' circulars & make a big batch when they are more affordable.
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