Nut allergies are becoming more and more common and as a result not only are parents looking for nut free recipes for their kids but some schools have banned food containing nuts. Sun butter is a great alternative to traditional nut butters and is really nutritious and delicious in it’s own right. The first time I made this my husband was sure there was chocolate included in the recipe! It’s that yummy.

Sunflower seeds are a great source of protein, vitamin E and B as well as a full range of minerals such as magnesium, manganese, selenium and phosphorus. The other good news is that sunflower seeds are really cheap so this homemade spread is a super cost effective school lunch or al desko (office) snack option. Try it in sandwiches, on rice crackers and on apple slices. 

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Sun Butter
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  1. 3 cups raw sunflower seeds
  2. 1 teaspoon honey
  3. pinch salt
  1. Lay the sunflower seeds out across two large baking trays.
  2. Roaster them for 10-15 minutes at 180degC or until just golden.
  3. Allow to completely cool.
  4. Add them to your heavy duty food processor and process until a ball forms.
  5. This will take some time.
  6. Eventually the texture will change from grainy to smooth.
  7. You will need to stop the machine frequently to scrape the sides of the bowl.
  8. Once the consistency goes smooth and a ball is formed add the honey and salt.
  9. Keep the food processor running for another 10 minutes.
  10. Allow to completely cool again.
  11. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
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How to make Sun Butter