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    How to Make Your Own Sunflower Seed Butter

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    Cookgirl's Note:

    Use your favorite sweetener: honey, unrefined cane sugar, agave, barley malt, etc. (A light drizzle-about 1/2 teaspoon of real maple syrup tasted good in this!) It is very important to be certain the sunflower seeds you use for this recipe are fresh. If not, the butter will taste "off"-rancid. To store, use a covered container and refrigerate. From

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    • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
    • 1 -3 tablespoon sunflower oil (or more) or 1 -3 tablespoon safflower oil (or more)
    • sugar, to taste (your choice of sweetener)
    • sea salt, to taste


    1. 1
      Roast sunflower seeds until golden brown then set aside to cool. I found the best method to toast them is in a dry cast iron skillet over low-medium heat for approximately 10-15 minutes. Set aside to cool a little.
    2. 2
      Place your sunflower seeds into a food processor and blend for about 1-2 minutes or until the seeds look fine like brown sugar, scraping down the sides as necessary.
    3. 3
      With food processor running, drizzle in oil�a tablespoon at a time�until mixture is to desired consistency and texture is the same as that of peanut butter.
    4. 4
      If using unsalted seeds, stir in a little sea salt, to taste.
    5. 5
      Stir in sweetener of choice, to taste.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 27, 2010


      This was delightful! I made half of the recipe. I don't have a regular food processor, just a mini one that has to stay closed while it's running, so I just added a tiny amount of oil, processed a bit, added more, etc until I got the consistency I wanted. I added just a small amount of honey for sweetener and no extra salt. Enjoyed on multigrain toast - thanks for sharing this treat!

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    • on February 26, 2013


      Wonderful! I have tried store bought sunflower seed butter and I have never cared for it, but tried this since I had some seeds I didn't know what to do with... And this is fantastic. I had slightly less than a cup of seeds, so I didn't measure the other ingredients. Just buzzed these in the processor, then started drizzling oil (I used grape seed, as it was what I have) until it was the right consistency. Sweetened with agave (just developed a taste for) and it turned out great. Thanks for sharing.

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    • on October 04, 2011


      This is great! I made this in my Magic Bullet and used a bit of honey as the sweetener. It's a lot more economical to make this yourself than to buy those expensive nut/see butters and it only took a few minutes to do once the seeds were roasted.

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    Nutritional Facts for How to Make Your Own Sunflower Seed Butter

    Serving Size: 1 (154 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1250.4
    Calories from Fat 1027
    Total Fat 114.1 g
    Saturated Fat 10.6 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 16.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 37.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 16.0 g
    Sugars 4.8 g
    Protein 38.7 g

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