Make your own sunflower seed butter!

19 Aug

Do you ever find a recipe online and make it so many times you deem it safe to post on your own blog? I think I’ve reached this point with sunflower seed butter AKA Paleo friendly Sun Butter. When I originally made it I followed this recipe, but now that I’ve made it so many times I want to share pictures from my batch this weekend. If you’ve never made it (or made your own nut butter) you MUST give it a shot especially if you are buying expensive jars of nut butter fairly frequently. A pound of sunflower seeds cost under $4 which is super cheap for a jar of quality, organic nut/seed butter. Plus you can customize with no added sugar which most industrial made ones have.

I start with roughly 3 cups of UNSALTED, RAW organic sunflower seeds. I toast them in a sauté pan for 3-5 minutes until they are just getting fragrant and brown.

sunflower seeds

I toss them in the food processor and turn it on. And wait. It will become grainy, then when it starts to stick to the sides and resemble clay, I drizzle in 1-2 tbsp quality olive oil. (This happens after roughly 5 minutes)


You can add more if you want a creamier butter. I also add a dash of salt at the end. You could add sugar, honey, or vanilla to spice it up to your liking as well!!!


So good, and cheap!


What is your favorite home made nut butter?

Which ones do you think are worth buying?


6 Responses to “Make your own sunflower seed butter!”

  1. Allie August 19, 2013 at 8:09 am #

    I’m going to have to try this! I’m actually taking a break from pb since my body can’t handle it right now and want to try the Whole 30, so this is right up my alley! The jars at the store are so expensive too! I made some almond butter last night, but sunflower seed butter has always intrigued me

  2. Fitcupcaker August 19, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    looks so easy, I really need to start making my own nut butters, Ive never even had sunflower seed butter which I need to try bc i love sunflower seeds!

  3. mvwinter27 August 19, 2013 at 2:05 pm #

    Love this! Seems so easy and with the prices of sunflower butter it would definitely be worth it to make yourself.

  4. Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome August 19, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    I LOVE making my own nut butter. Sunflower seed especially! It’s so much cheaper to make it at home rather than buying it in the store.

  5. di @ life of di. August 20, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    I really need to try this. I have been wanting to make my own almond butter for awhile now but just haven’t gotten around to doing it. I think it’d be so much cheaper 🙂

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