How to Make Your Own Sunflower Seed Butter

Recipe by COOKGIRl
READY IN: 20mins
YIELD: 3/4 cup


  • 1
  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • If using unsalted seeds, stir in a little sea salt, to taste.
  • Stir in sweetener of choice, to taste.