Toasted Sun Butter 

Makes 600g or 21 ounces


You’ll need:


3 C hulled sunflower seeds

2 T coconut butter (optional)*

4-5 T coconut sugar

½ t ground cinnamon

¼ t (heaping) Himalayan salt


To make:

Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C.


  1. Spread the seeds on a parchment lined baking sheet in an even layer and toast the seeds for 20 minutes. At the 10 minute mark, stir the seeds and resettle them in an even layer. Watch them for the last few minutes to make sure they don’t burn. They’re done when they’re golden brown and smell like toasty deliciousness.

  2. Put the seeds in a food processor (fitted with S blade) and begin the process. The whole thing from seeds to creamy deliciousness can take from 10-15 minutes. First, it will be a powdery mess that looks like it will never turn to creaminess. It will, I promise! Scrape down the sides as needed.

  3. Once it starts to get a bit more packed, add the remaining ingredients and keep processing. You’ll go from the packed stage to where it looks like a ball and then magically you’ll get to creaminess in no time.

  4. Store in small mason jars with air-tight lids. They’ll keep in the fridge for 3-4 weeks and possibly longer.

  5. Enjoy with apples, crispy bread, crackers, or off the spoon!


*The coconut butter isn’t essential for the creaminess. I just added it for the fat and other health and flavor benefits.

Nathalie Curabba

Health-Supportive Chef

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Created by Ana Gavassa. Edible Rainbow Project ©2017