Nut allergies are becoming more and more common and as a result not only are parents looking for nut free recipes for their kids but some schools have banned food containing nuts. Sun butter is a great alternative to traditional nut butters and is really nutritious and delicious in it’s own right. The first time I made this my husband was sure there was chocolate included in the recipe! It’s that yummy.
Sunflower seeds are a great source of protein, vitamin E and B as well as a full range of minerals such as magnesium, manganese, selenium and phosphorus. The other good news is that sunflower seeds are really cheap so this homemade spread is a super cost effective school lunch or al desko (office) snack option. Try it in sandwiches, on rice crackers and on apple slices.
- 3 cups raw sunflower seeds
- 1 teaspoon honey
- pinch salt
- Lay the sunflower seeds out across two large baking trays.
- Roaster them for 10-15 minutes at 180degC or until just golden.
- Allow to completely cool.
- Add them to your heavy duty food processor and process until a ball forms.
- This will take some time.
- Eventually the texture will change from grainy to smooth.
- You will need to stop the machine frequently to scrape the sides of the bowl.
- Once the consistency goes smooth and a ball is formed add the honey and salt.
- Keep the food processor running for another 10 minutes.
- Allow to completely cool again.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge.