Honey and Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter

A couple of weeks ago I found this link for Cinnamon Maple Sunflower Seed Butter. http://www.gypsyforest.com/welcome_to_gypsy_forest/2012/09/cinnamon-maple-sunflower-seed-butter.html  I needed to make some to try a version of Buckwheat Granola Clusters that Narf from Serendipity Farm had created. The link for the butter and one other was on her post, along with her recipe. I don’t have time to do the recipe for that today (will in a day or two) but here is Narf’s link and how she made both her butter and cereal. http://theroadtoserendipity.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/narf7s-bolshie-blissful-buckwheat-granola-clusters/

This sunflower seed butter is the yummiest stuff, it would be perfect for those who enjoy nut butters but have allergies, and it’s certainly an economical change from peanut butter! This made around 2 cups and rather than use maple syrup as in the original recipe, I used honey…real maple syrup is way too expensive here and varied the recipe a little. This is good….this is ‘eat straight out of the jar nearly every time you pass it’ good!

Sunflower Seed Butter:

2.5 cups sunflower seeds

1/2 tsp salt

4 tbspn coconut oil

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbsp honey

Toast the sunflower seeds (without oil) in a pan till turning golden. Stir often and take care not to burn.Image

Put into a processor with other ingredients and process for 5 minutes or so, scraping down the sides of bowl often.


In time the mixture will become a rich and creamy mass of yummy. I left mine still a little of the crunchy side because that’s how I like peanut butter. Store in glass jar.

Sunflower Seed Butter

Sunflower Seed Butter

33 thoughts on “Honey and Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter

  1. Thanks for the modified recipe – I will definitely be trying this one as we don’t keep peanut butter due to an allergy one family member has, and the rest of us miss it. I’ve been making cashew nut butter, but this sounds good too.


  2. I like the idea of this as I am unlikely to be able to grow peanuts but sunflowers? No problem. Not sure how I’ll go cracking open 2.5 cups worth of seeds but hey, at least I can grow them. 😉
    Clusters are on the list of things to make too. AFTER I’ve finsihed a few more urgent jobs anyway.


    • Oh good. It’s amazing how many people are allergic to peanuts now. My son developed an allergy to them recently with a full blown reaction, he’s 37 and has enjoyed peanut butter all his life. I have to wonder if it’s the peanuts or the chemicals they use for the mould peanuts get….but whatever, I hope you find this suits 🙂


      • I have found as I get older, I have less of an allergic reaction. I have a hard time with Chinese food at restaurants since they use peanut oil and I can taste it.I just take a bendryl. That full blown reaction is scary if you don’t understand what it is. Mine was brought on riding with my cousins when I was 16 in the Mountains of California ( eating bear nuts!) and we were far away from a store! Luckily we found one soon enough to get some in me:-)
        My son is dating a girl allergic to cinammon! Fall is hard when she stops by with our fall eating:-)


  3. I finally managed to get down to you in my RSS Feed Reader! This stuff is the bomb isn’t it? I love that it is made from sunflowers that are cheaper but also that so many people appear to be unable to eat peanuts these says and this makes a really good (cheap) alternative 🙂


      • You could also try this with sesame and pumpkin seeds as well. I think pumpkin would have to be a savoury brew though as they are pretty strongly flavoured. I am just working through your last post and I am AMAZED at how much food you guys can grow in such a small space! Roger must be a natural gardener. I wish I was! Sometimes I lack vision…


      • I would like to try this with sesame seeds and pumpkin would be worth a go out of interest but, yes, they do have a strong flavour. I think cashew and sunflower will be my next…the flavour of cashews eked out by something cheaper.

        Our goal is to be able to prove to ourselves just how far we can push it and then show others – younger people with families who may be struggling can do this if they have a mind to. You are a natural gardener I think, you just maybe don’t realise it yet. To study horticulture, and with such commitment, you already have the interest and look at what you already do!. It’s just time, building on your efforts year after year…it just must seem all rather mind boggling to start from scratch with conditions against you!!! If you feel you lack “vision”…. ask others 🙂 🙂


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