No Nuts Butter

Looking for an alternative to Peanut Butter?  Try this!  Kids will love it on toast and in sandwiches.  I used it in a grain free Pad Thai to replace peanut sauce, and it was AMAZING! Stay tuned for that recipe!


Steps to make Sunflower Seed Butter


  • 3 cups Raw Sunflower Seeds (shelled)
  • 3 tbsp Raw Honey
  • 3 tbsp Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Sea Salt


  1. Warm oven to 350 F.  Line cookie tray with parchment paper (preferably non bleached) and spread sunflower seeds. Toast until they start to brown. This process progresses quickly once started, so you really have to keep an eye on them.  Stir the seeds around every 3-4 minutes. The whole toasting process should take 12-15 minutes depending on your oven.
  2. Once seeds are all toasty let them cool for a few minutes. If they are still warm when you put them in the food processor it’s ok, I just don’t super love hot things in the plastic bowl.
  3. Place seeds in food processor and start processing.  If you thought watching seeds toast took a while, this will too.  Scrape the sides down every few minutes when the seeds start to creep up. There will be stages before this looks like a smooth creamy butter. It will be dusty, then gooey then it will turn into a ball and be bashed around by the blade.
  4. When the sunflower seed ball forms add the coconut oil and salt. Keep scraping sides and processing.
  5. After about 10 minutes it will start to resemble butter.  You’re almost there, just two minutes more.
  6. When your butter is reaches a smooth consistency add the honey.  I don’t like my stuff super sweet, and I love the earthy taste of this sunflower seed butter. Add the honey one spoon full at a time and taste.  You may decide you don’t need all 3 tablespoons.

To Store:

Put in Mason jar and this will keep in fridge for a few weeks.  If you find that it is too chunky to spread when it’s cold, just take out of fridge 10 min before using, or set in a warm water bath to make it melty.


I don’t recommend using your kick ass blender for this. I have the Cuisinart kitchen processor and it does a great job.