Making your own seed and nut butters are quite possibly one of the easiest things to whip up. I know, for some reason it seems like a daunting task and we immediately go for the store-bought (which are delicious). But after making your first homemade batch, you will see how easy it is! Give my Maple Sunflower Seed butter a shot and I promise, you won’t be disappointed.
Sunflower seed butter has been my favorite for the past couple of years since I was first introduced to it. I was all about the almond butter for a while, meaning I ate it almost every.single.day. I’ll still go for the AB (almond butter) when I need a change, but my new front runner is the sunflower seed goodness.
Sunflower seed butter is a great alternative if you have a peanut allergy. It’s a safe addition to bring to kid-friendly events. I also love the unique, earthy flavor of the sunflower seeds. I use shelled, unsalted sunflower seeds, it allows me to control the sodium content.
Sunflower seeds are packed with nutrition. They are a great source of vitamin E, an antioxidant (fat-soluble) known for its anti-inflammatory effects. They are phytosterols, a plant-based compound that can help reduce the risk of some cancers and lower blood cholesterol levels.
I don’t always eat sweetened sunflower seed butter, but when I do, I like it with honey or pure maple syrup – more antioxidants please! This Maple Sunflower Seed Butter is a pantry staple that you should add to yours as well!
- Have you ever made your own nut/seed butters?
- What’s your favorite kind?