Friday, June 29, 2012


sunflower seed butter, jar
sunflower seed butter

Sunflower seed butter Recipe

This is one of those things that gets made in my house and gets divided out EQUALLY! As to not cause world war 3. Yes i know- crazy but true! We each get a jar labeled with our name so that we can't blame each other for finishing the jar and then act like children blaming each other!

I think one of the reasons we value this yummy spread so much is because my husband is allergic to peanuts and some other nuts so we can't just go to the shop and buy whatever nut butter we want and use it.
It is very yummy and we have the added benefit of knowing exactly what is in the spread that we are eating plus we can buy the best quality ingredients to make it- eg, organic and pesticide free.

sunflower seed butter
himalayan crystal salt, teaspoon, spice spoon, salt spoon, antique
Himalayan Crystal Salt also known as "pink salt"

This is one of those recipes where you can make as little or as much as you like. I simply buy a few bags of organic sunflower seeds and place them in the oven to roast and then blend them in my electric blender.

750grams (+/-) its up to you
Sunflower oil
Salt - 1-2 teaspoons (or to taste)
Honey - 1- 4 teaspoons (or to taste)

Turn the oven on to bake/roast at 160- 180 degrees celcius. Place your sunflower seeds in an oven roasting dish and place in the center of the oven.
Watch CAREFULLY and stir often as the seeds burn easily - especially near the end!
Roast them till nice and golden brown in colour then remove from the oven and allow to cool. (at this stage you can place all of it in an air tight jar for a few days if you don't have the time to finish the recipe)
Place the seeds in the blender about a cup at a time and follow the directions below.
Turn the blender on and blend until a course ground flour like state.
Add sunflower oil a table spoon at a time and some salt and honey. blend and then taste.
Keep adding things according to taste and also the thickness you desire.
I sometimes add more oil depending on how spreadable i want it to be

Enjoy on toast or add to your biscuit recipes or have with cheese or fruit :)

sunflower seed butter on toast, coffee
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Disclaimer: I have been making this recipe for months. I make it often and this is just the way I make it. I have seen various recipes all over the internet to make all sorts of seed and nut butters so by no means is this an original idea but this recipe is my own as this is how I make it. 


  1. Really want to try some of yours

  2. Great idea! It was so nice to see you againlast sunday!

    1. it was lovely to see you too! :)

  3. Wow, you make it almost sound like even I can do it!

    1. you can do it!!! - just some patience on scrapping down the side of the blender a few times and you'll have your sunflower seed butter, :)

  4. This is such a great idea!

    When I made almond butter with honey, the whole thing look siezed, feels dry, won't spread.Weird.
    My friend told me, she had the same bad experience sweetening almond butter with honey.

    1. i think the oil helps. if you are worried you could always add another sweetener instead like agave syrup or maple syrup. I haven;t had a problem... :)
      thanks for the comment

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    1. it is - you should make some ;)

  6. It looks super yummy! Will definately try it!