I am obsessed with nut butters. Straight out of the jar, on a piece of gluten-free toast, with a banana … I love it. I like peanut butter, almond, cashew and macadamia nut butters. They’re yummy and filling, and make a perfect on-the-spoon snack.
But, unfortunately, not everyone can enjoy nut butters in the same fashion I do — all day, every day — and that makes me sad.
Sunflower seed butter to the rescue! Yeah, it’s tasty. And, yeah, it’s safe for people with peanut and tree nut allergies. Can you say peanut butter sunflower seed butter and jelly? It’s all yours.
And it’s the easiest recipe ever. Check out these ingredients:
Sunflower Seed Nut Butter (Makes about 6 oz.)
- 1 cup raw sunflower seeds (PLEASE check for cross contamination to ensure your safety.)
- 2 1/2 Tablespoons safflower oil
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons pure honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Put all ingredients into a food processor or blender, and pulse until smooth. Store in jar or airtight container. and refrigerate.
So, hop to it, you crazy kids. Whether you have an allergy or not, this sunflower seed butter makes a perfect alternative to the other nut butters of which you have grown fond.
And you can it eat straight from the jar. Take that peanut butter.
(P.S. I decided to save the iced green tea I mentioned earlier for tomorrow morning. It’s still cooling!)