Homemade Sunflower Butter (keto, paleo)
Homemade sunflower butter is free of the junk found in store-bought nut and seed butters. Low carb sweeteners keep it sugar-free for healthy keto diets.
low carb powdered sugar
(30 g) (or Swerve Confectioners)
(59 ml) (or light olive oil)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spread the sunflower seeds on to a large sheet pan and toast until golden brown. Remove the sunflower seeds from the pan or they may burn and let cool until warm.
Pour toasted seeds into a blender and add the salt. Grind the sunflower seeds in short bursts until they become a powdery meal and begin to fluff up.
Add the oil and blend. Turn the blender off and push the sunflower seed meal from the outer edge of the blender towards the middle. Continue blending until it becomes more smooth.
Add the sweetener and blend until smooth.
Turn the blender off and taste to adjust sweetness and saltiness.
Spoon into a clean container and refrigerate. Refrigerate up to 2 months.
Makes 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons. Each tablespoon is 1.24g net carb.
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Variation: Use Sukrin Gold or your favorite brown sugar substitute and a little cinnamon for a warm Fall flavor!
Homemade Sunflower Butter (keto, paleo) - Copyright Low Carb Maven October 12, 2015