Sunflower seeds are blended into a thick, creamy, salty, sweet mixture of sunflower seeds and honey to create a Sunflower Seed Honey Butter that is better than any store bought variety! This kitchen staple is incredibly easy to make at home and can be achieved in less than 10 minutes!
As you know, I’m a huge fan of making things from scratch that you would normally buy from the grocery store. Baked goods, almond milk, beans, dressing, salsa, you name it, including nut butter. I wish I could tell you the amount of money I have spent on nut + seed butter over the years between my love for almond butter, coconut butter, and sunflower seed butter. Is there a 3-step program available for people like me? I know I’m not alone of this one. Nut +Seed butter addicts stand up!
Seriously though, a house without nut/seed butter is not a happy home. Nut + seed butter is a staple in my house, especially sunflower seed butter.
Making your own nut + seed butter at home is mindlessly easy. Do you have a blender or food processor, preferably both? You’re good to go! I know you have salt and some type of sweetener and oil in your house so you’re on your way to making seed butter magic. If you’re vegan and you restrict yourself from honey then use agave, brown rice syrup, coconut sugar, or any sweetener of your liking. I still eat honey so I used raw honey.
Making homemade sunflower seed honey better takes about 10 minutes to make from start to finish. This time can we cut down if you choose to keep your sunflower seed honey butter slightly thicker. Just pulverize the mixture in your food processor aka your kitchen workhorse and wait patiently for it to come together.
You can see the progression of about the first 6 minutes and how it goes from a breadcrumb-like texture, to matted together, to crumbly, to a seed butter ball, all the way until it is smooth but slightly grainy.
If you’re like me and you LOVE drippy seed butter than you want to opt for the blender option. A few seconds in the Vitamix gave me the sunflower seed honey butter of my dreams.
The flavor of honey is not super prominent but I love the consistency and subtle sweetness that it gives this seed butter. A pinch of salt and the right amount of oil balances this seed butter out perfectly and makes it better than any store-bought variety I’ve had.
Did I mention how much I love drippy nut + seed butter? Save your money and whip together this kitchen staple in 10 minutes or less. The taste speaks for itself!