Sunflower butter is a great source of protein, healthy fats, vitamin E, and magnesium. The healthy proteins and fats present in sunflower seeds make you feel full. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that reduces cell damage in our body and helps slow aging. Magnesium promotes muscle healing and healthy digestion.

Here’s how you can make sunflower butter at home.

Ingredients

● 2 cups sunflower seeds ( roasted )

● 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

● 1 teaspoon cinnamon ( optional )

● 2 teaspoon maple syrup

● 2 teaspoon organic sunflower oil

● A pinch of salt

Tip: Buy raw sunflower seeds and roast them at home.

Method

  1. In a food processor, put the sunflower seeds and stir for 10 minutes.
  2.  As the seeds spin, the oils get released and the mixture slowly becomes smooth and creamy. If the paste is still dry and thick, process it again for an extra minute. The sunflower oil can be released and diluted after another 5-6 minutes.
  3. After getting the desired consistency, add the maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Blend it again for 2-3 minutes, then turn off the machine and use a spatula to remove the butter. The sunflower butter is ready!

To store it for up to a week, keep it in an airtight container at room temperature. You can also store the butter in a refrigerator to keep it fresh for a longer time. You can use this spread on a slice of bread or toast, for pancakes and waffles, as a smoothie mix and even add to your oatmeal instead of peanut butter.

Easy. Healthy. Tasty. What more do you need?