My favorite item from Trader Joes is their Sunflower seed butter. When I started the Whole30, I noticed it had cane syrup in it. Whyyyyy?!?! So I switched to their almond butter instead, but still missing my favorite sunflower seed butter.
I decided to make an attempt to make my own a week ago – failed miserably. The oils never released and I just had sunflower seed powder – blah. I did some research and saw that you have to toast the seeds first – oops.
So last night I pulled out my food processor and determined I was going to make a nice, creamy butter. I toasted my seeds
Threw the seeds in my food processor
and let the machine do its work.
Now here is where I will be honest. I let it run for 10-12 minutes and I just had a big ol clump of gritty butter on the side. It was not creamy at all like the instructions stated. I added olive oil, no change. I was ready to give up. I then saw that she suggests to add coconut oil. I put a big heaping spoonful in there and voila! Nice and somewhat creamy.
It is pretty thick and gritty but it is eatable. I think it will be fine if thrown into the microwave for 10 seconds. My food processor is pretty old, so I think it had a hard time making it creamy. I am glad I can cross that off my Whole30 bucket list!
Recipe adapted from here : http://www.tastyeatsathome.com/2012/09/how-to-make-sunflower-seed-butter/