Step-by-step recipe for rich, creamy homemade sunbutter.
1 lb unsalted, shelled (not pre-roasted) sunflower seeds
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar (or honey or agave – any sweetener you prefer) (optional)
1 tbls olive oil (optional – for a smoother consistency)
Toast seeds: Heat a pan on the stove, then toss sunflower seeds in the hot pan for a minute or two. Keep them moving so they don’t burn.
Place seeds in food processer with salt and sugar (or alternate sweetener)
Process into a fine powder. Continue processing, for quite a long time (depends on your food processor) until the powder releases oils. Continue processing as mixture becomes crumbly. When it becomes moist and has a sheen, add sweetener if desired. Keep processing until mixture resembles peanut butter. If a smoother consistency is desired, add olive oil and process.
Place in airtight container or serve immediately with yummy dippers like carrots, crackers, or apples.