Saving money on groceries is the name of my eating healthy game.
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?
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- 3 cups raw, unsalted hulled sunflower seeds
- 1-2 tablespoons grape seed oil
- pinch sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Spread sunflower seeds onto a large baking sheet in a thin layer.
- 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.
- Remove from the oven, allow to cool for a couple of minutes.
- 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.
- While the machine is running, add oil (1 tablespoon at first) and a pinch of salt.
- 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.
- Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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And of course a sunflower seed butter recipe wouldn’t be complete without a second recipe to put it to good use… and I have just the one for you here.
I just know a bunch of you are super savvy. I’d love to know…
What items do you make at home to save money?
What do you find most difficult to replicate?