How to Make Your Own Sunbutter

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Homemade sunbutter isn’t just cheap and easy to make, but a delicious alternative to other nut butters as well!


1 cup sunflower seeds

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar (or honey, or other sweetener)

1 tablespoon neutral oil


Step 1 – Pour your cup of sunflower seeds onto a baking tray and roast them at around 350 Fahrenheit for 10-20 minutes, or until about 75% of the sunflower seeds develop a deep, roasty brown color.

Step 2 – Transfer your roasted sunflower seeds to a food processor, along with the salt and the sugar, and begin blending on high speed

Step 3 – Once the sunflower seeds have broken apart and have turned into a fine powder, lower the speed to low.

Step 4 – As the mixture continues to blend, periodically pause the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl to help incorporate any bits that have climbed up the side.

Step 5 – Once the mixture stops turning in the food processor, add your oil, and then resume blending on low speed

Step 6 – As soon as the mixture has thickened and congealed into a lumpy, peanut butter-like paste, you are done! Keep going until it is as smooth as you want it, and then transfer it into a sealed container.