Sunbutter - by Gayelord Hauser

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Recipe by Metlantis

This is a recipe for something called Sunbutter - first published in 1951in Gayelord Hauser's New Treasury of Secrets. For those of you who don't know Hauser, he was largely responsible for creating the American Health Food industry - a close friend of Marlene Dietrich., he lived a glamorous life every bit as exciting as the starlets who flocked to surround him - and he was his own best advertisement - he outlived them all LOL! My mother loved this recipe first because she couldn't stand margarine - and second because it extended butter which was expensive, and also because it improved butter's fat profile by reducing the cholesterol and sat fats. It is a great recipe - and nice to have in the fridge... it spreads nicely and can be, as the original recipe stated: "For Variety, spike mixture with vegetable salt, your favorite herbs, or fresh garlic" Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb fresh butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup sunflower oil


  1. Place butter in bowl and whip with mixer until soft and smooth.
  2. Gradually add sunflower oil and mix thoroughly.
  3. Season with salt or herbs (optional).
  4. Place in refrigerator until solid. Keep refrigerated at all times.

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