Sunflower Seed Butter

Sunflower Seed Butter #vegan #paleo #glutenfree

Saving money on groceries is the name of my eating healthy game.

I’ll make my own dairy-free ranch salad dressing, paleo cheese sauce, or sandwich wraps if it means saving a buck.

I’ll replace expensive ingredients for less expensive ones in recipes like my lemon pudding, or my roasted vegetable cabbage rolls if I know it wont sacrifice taste.

But there was just something about that $8 jar of sunflower butter that got me ever time I was at the grocery store.

Something needed to be done. So, I roasted a bunch of seeds, ground them up (with no expectations of it actually being good) and it tasted so much like the storebought version, I’ve made a promise to myself that I’ll never go back.

At the rate I go through sunflower butter, I just claimed back at least $300 per year.

Shoe shopping, anyone?

Sunflower Seed Butter #vegan #paleo #glutenfree

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Sunflower Seed Butter
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Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free
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Serves: 16
 
Super simple roasted sunflower seed butter that's smooth and full of flavor.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups raw, unsalted hulled sunflower seeds
  • 1-2 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • pinch sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spread sunflower seeds onto a large baking sheet in a thin layer.
  3. Place in the oven for a total of 10-15 minutes. After the first 5 minutes, rotate every 3 minutes until seeds are golden brown.
  4. Remove from the oven, allow to cool for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add roasted seeds to the bowl of your food processor or high powered blender. Begin to blend/pulse, for a total of 10-12 minutes.
  6. While the machine is running, add oil (1 tablespoon at first) and a pinch of salt.
  7. If you feel that your butter needs a bit more liquifying action, add additional oil. The full process will take 10-12 minutes to fully breakdown the seeds. Allow the machine to do it's thing, turn it off once in awhile to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  8. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

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