Lucuma-sweetened Sunbutter

I’ve tried to make sunbutter in the past. My efforts have been less than successful. Most recently, I attempted it as a part of raw eating. So, of course, I used raw sunflower seeds.

Um, yah. Don’t do that.

Well, do that if you like that sort of green seed taste.

I don’t.

Not at all.

But, roasted and unsalted, and sweetened with a touch of lucuma powder?


Lucuma-sweetened Sunbutter on a flax seed chip

Lucuma-sweetened Sunbutter on a flax seed chip

Lucuma-sweetened Sunbutter

2 cups roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds
2 T. olive oil
3 T. lucuma powder
1/4 t. sea salt

Place sunflower seeds in food processor and process until fully ground and they’re forming a ball. Break up the ball, drizzle in the olive oil. Add lucuma powder and salt and process until smooth.

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9 Responses to Lucuma-sweetened Sunbutter

  1. i love making my own nut butters! i actually just finished making one tonight! thanks for sharing! it looks delicious!

  2. This looks great! I had perhaps a similar experience trying to make raw sunflower seed butter. I made it chocolate and that worked well, but I agree that you definitely need to roast it if you want it plain. What does the Lucuma powder do for the flavor?

    • Deanna says:

      Lucuma is sometimes described as caramel. Mostly, I find it to be a very mild sweetener – not a lot of other flavor. I mostly just taste roasted sunflower seeds, but slightly sweet.

  3. Lucuma! That’s so interesting. I haven’t heard of lucuma since I was in South America where it’s often a flavor of ice cream and candy. What about the recipe for flax seed chips? Would love to make some homemade ones!

    • Deanna says:

      I was just thinking that I need to make some more and post the recipe. I ate all the chips from the first batch already. 🙂 I’ll get on that.

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