Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sunflower Seed Butter

Sunflower Seed Butter

2 cups raw sunflower seed (shelled)
3 packets Sweet Leaf Stevia
1 Tablespoon Coconut Crystals (sugar alternative)
4 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1 1/2 tsp sea salt

First let me just warn you that this stuff is addicting. I mean seriously yummy! For those of us who can't have tree nuts or peanuts, this is heaven!!! I tried making this without toasting the seeds first and just leaving them raw (because I'm lazy sometimes) and it was awful! I threw the entire batch in the trash. It tasted like olive oil....period. Yuck. on to the recipe. First toast the seeds in a dry pan over high heat, stirring constantly until they become a lovely golden brown and you can smell the nutty goodness :)

Allow them to cool for a few minutes and then transfer them to your food processor. Chop the seeds until they they resemble beach sand. This can take up to 15 minutes depending on the power of your food processor. (only took 1 1/2 minutes in my new Kitchen Ninja...
but that's a story for a different day)
Add in the Stevia, Coconut crystals and salt and pulse to combine. Then slowly add in the oil through the top of your processor. After a few minutes you'll have Sunflower Seed butter!

You need to store it in the refrigerator. I have no idea how long it will stay good because I've been eating it all in about 2 days :)

Super tasty on an organic brown rice cake :)
Also super tasty right out of the container with a spoon
while standing in front of the open refrigerator......

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do :)


The Sunflower Patch said...

Oh,yum! This sounds so good :0) Thanks for sharing.

Regena said...

I'm glad you found something you really like

Denise said...

what are the calories/fat content and try leaving a little in the fridge for a few days to see how it tastes. I've had experience with sugar substitutes tasting yukky after a few days so I'm curious how it will taste! looks yummy though

Karen said...

Denise, the great thing about coconut crystals and stevia is that they are not artificial sweetners. They are all natural sugar alternatives so they do not "turn" after a while like splenda and aspartame can. There are no chemicals or artificial anything in them. Stevia is made from a plant and coconut crystals are made from the coconut flower.

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Crazy Amy said...

i so want to make this ! thanks

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