Sweet Sunflower Seed Butter

I found this recipe on Heidi’s blog (101cookbooks.com).

And now here it is on my blog.

To say I love cinnamon would be an understatement.  I add it to my food whenever possible.

Heidi uses vanilla bean paste, but I made this with good old vanilla extract.

The only downside to this treat is the loud sound of your food processor 🙂

Recipe Adapted from 101 Cookbooks:


1 cup raw sunflower seeds

2-3 T canola oil (sunflower oil might be better)

3 t vanilla extract

2 t ground cinnamon

1-2 T cane sugar

Toast sunflower seeds on a rimmed baking sheet in an oven at 325˚F until “golden and fragrant,” about 7 minutes.  Let cool for 10 minutes.

In food processor, pulse seeds with 1 T oil.  Continue to pulse, drizzling in remaining oil.  Add in vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar.  Pulse until desired consistency, scraping down sides of blender as needed.

Delicious as a spread on a crisp apple 🙂


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