Superfood Siobhan

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Sunbutter

By Tuesday, May 14, 2013 , , ,



Sunflower seed butter has a subtle but delicious taste, similar to peanut butter, although it's not quite as addictive and can't really be eaten from the spoon. It's great for those with nut allergies, or even just those who dislike peanut butter, and works great on oatmeal, toast, stuffed into medjool tastes or spread on baked goods. Sunflower seeds are a fantastic source of Vitamin E and also contain large amounts of magnesium.



Toast 300g raw sunflower seeds lightly in a frying pan, moving them around often, until they give off a slight aroma and are browned. This should only take a few minutes, but it's an important step as it gives the sunflower seed butter a more 'roasted' taste similar to peanut butter, and also makes it easier to process, as it helps to release the natural oils. Once the sunflower seeds are cooled, simply put them into the food processor until it makes a thick paste, then add a pinch of sea salt. Continue to process, stopping and scraping down the sides of the food processor often, until it makes a nut butter. Transfer into a jar and store in a cupboard for up to 6 months.




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4 comments

  1. What food processor do you use to make your butters? (:

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  2. Can you refridgerate the butter?

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    1. I suppose so! I prefer it at room temperature though

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