Sunflower Seed Butter

 

5 from 1 vote
Sunflower Seed Butter
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Course: Condiment/Sauce
Calories: 1685 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • 2-4 cups raw sunflower seeds soaked and dehydrated
  • 1-2 tablespoons neutral light tasting oil (I prefer coconut oil)
  • Fine sea salt to taste (optional)
  • Sweetener to taste such as maple syrup, honey, raw cane sugar, coconut sugar, coconut nectar, etc. (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325ºF. After soaking and dehydrating the sunflower seeds, spread them in a single layer onto a baking sheet. Roast the sunflower seeds for 10-15 minutes, watching very closely so they don’t burn.
  2. In the bowl of a 14-cup food processor, add the toasted sunflower seeds. (If you have a smaller processor, reduce the seeds proportionately. There needs to be enough room for the seeds to move to convert to butter. I found 2-3 cups to work the best in my 14-cup processor. More than 3 cups definitely works but takes a bit longer.)
  3. Process the seeds to a fine powder, which will take 2-10 minutes. As you process, you may want to add some oil. I personally recommend it, as it helps to keep things moving. Continue processing, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl every minute or two.
  4. As the seeds release their oils and the mixture continues to warm, it should turn creamy and move easily inside the bowl of your processor. If not, it is okay to add a bit more oil until the mixture is runny and blending smoothly. It may take up to 15-20 minutes until it is totally creamy. That will depend on the strength and size of your food processor and the quantity of seeds. Be patient.
  5. If adding salt and/or sweetener, do so at the very end.
Nutrition Facts
Sunflower Seed Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1685 Calories from Fat 1359
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 151g 232%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Potassium 1728mg 49%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 23g 92%
Sugars 7g
Protein 55g 110%
Vitamin A 2.7%
Vitamin C 4.5%
Calcium 20.9%
Iron 78.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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