Homemade Sunbutter | Eating Bird Food

Homemade Sunbutter | Eating Bird Food

Make sunbutter at home with this simple and cost-effective recipe! Roasted sunflower seeds, maple syrup and vanilla make for a delicious sunflower seed spread that’s great for those with nut-allergies and safe for school. 

As most of you know, I’m a nut/seed butter fanatic and love making my own so I wanted to pop in this afternoon and share how easy it is to make sunbutter at home.

All you need is roasted sunflower seeds, a food processor (affiliate link) and about 15 minutes to make plain sunbutter! It’s so easy you don’t really need a recipe. I like plain sunbutter okay, but found that I like it even more with a few add-ins like maple syrup, vanilla and sea salt so that’s the recipe I’m sharing today.

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Description
This sunbutter is incredibly easy to make at home in your food processor (affiliate link) and works as a substitute for peanut butter in most recipes!
Ingredients

2 cups roasted sunflower seeds
2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon sea salt (only add if using unsalted seeds)

Instructions

Place sunflower seeds in your food processor (affiliate link) and process for 9-10 minutes.
If the mixture is still dry and thick after 10 minutes of processing, process a little longer. It may take an additional 5-6 minutes for the sunflower seed oil to release and thin out.
Once the sunbutter has reached your desired consistency, add in maple syrup, vanilla and sea salt. Give the processor a few more pulses to combine, then turn machine off and remove the sunbutter with a spatula.
Store in an airtight container at room temp for up…

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