This is an easy way to make your own seed butter at home. With only two ingredients, it is fast, healthy, and packed full of nutrients. It is also budget friendly as this will cost you around $4 to make compared to the hefty price that some nut and seed butter brands can have. You can also add different flavors to your seed butter by simply adding a teaspoon of spices like cardamom, cinnamon, sea salt, or honey if you want a sweeter taste. The options are endless.
Sunflower seed butter is an excellent replacement for nut butter for those who cannot tolerate nuts in their diet. Sunflower seeds are also an excellent source of vitamin E, selenium, flavonoids, and many other plant compounds that help reduce inflammation in our bodies.
This recipe is also great for those who practice Seed Cycling, due to their ability to boost progesterone production.
2c Organic Raw Sunflower Seeds. I used the Trader Joe’s brand.
1tsp Coconut, olive, or avocado oil
1/2tsp or more Sea Salt
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is warming, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place two cups of raw sunflower seeds onto the parchment and lightly toss in the oil of your choice and sea salt.
Once the seeds are evenly coated, place them in the oven for 3-4 minute durations. Shaking the pan or mix the seeds with a spatula each to avoid burning.
Once the seeds are toasted, allow them to cool on the countertop.
Once seeds are cool, add to a food processor for 5-10 minutes on high. This is when you can add any additional flavorings.
Scrape down the sides as needed. You will know the butter is done when it reaches a creamy, spreadable texture.
You can store the finished butter in a mason jar in your fridge for 2-3 weeks for optimal freshness.