I found sunflower kernels on sale at the grocery earlier this week and bought 2 bags. I like them on my salads as well as wanted to make sun butter for my 2-year-old grandson.
Why We Use Homemade Sun Butter for My Grand Children
We use sun butter to replace peanut butter for my grand children so that they do not develop nut allergies early in life. This homemade version is very budget friendly and adds the healthy benefits of MCT Oil to their diet.
I share many of my Trim Healthy Mama Treats with my grand children who have texture issues and are a bit picky about what they eat. This homemade sun butter would be an S food because of the fat level in the seeds and MCT Oil.
How I Made this Homemade Sun Butter
I used my mini chopper to grind the kernels in batches. This is a super simple recipe. The only liquid oil I had handy was my MCT oil, so I used that to help process the kernels.
I will say that it tastes good but it has a slight green tinge to it, and when I use it to bake with it will turn green due to a chemical reaction between the sunflower and baking powder.
This homemade sun butter is a great replacement for those with a nut allergy and it is super simple to make and much less expensive than trying to purchase pre made at the grocery store.
- Serves: 2
- Serving size: 2 TBS
- Calories: 142
- Fat: 13g
- Saturated fat: 3g
- Unsaturated fat: 9g
- Carbohydrates: 5g
- Sodium: 1mg
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 4g
- 12 oz roasted sunflower seed kernels
- 2-3 TBS Medium Chain Triglyceride or Coconut oil
- Place seeds into food processor and grind until a paste forms.
- Add oil and process until smooth