Maple Sunflower Seed Butter

Sunflower Seed Butter (or sometimes known as sunbutter) is a fabulous replacement for peanut or almond butter for those who cannot eat nuts.  I typically keep store bought on hand for an easy go-to snack, but homemade is extremely simple, more cost effective, and you can flavor it how you like.

This recipe literally came to be because I ran out of this staple and needed it for kids’ school lunches. Whipped up in minutes, it tasted amazing and kept my kids from starving to death. So that was good. The combo of low blood sugar and the Principal calling to scold me was not something I wanted to tackle. So here you have it – Maple Sunflower Seed Butter – helping lunch-free elementary kids everywhere!


  • 1 cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/4 cup 100% maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted (more if needed)
  • Pinch salt
  1. Combine all ingredients in a Vitamix (or other blender), food processor or Nutribullet
  2. Store in airtight container and heat briefly if it becomes too difficult to spread

Maple Sunflower Seed Butter


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