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.
Not at all.
But, roasted and unsalted, and sweetened with a touch of lucuma powder?
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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i love making my own nut butters! i actually just finished making one tonight! thanks for sharing! it looks delicious!
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?
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.
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!
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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