I have a confession to make….I’m totally obsessed with making my own butters. They are so incredibly simple to make and so much more delicious than what you can purchase at the store. It’s also so easy to customize you recipe…cutting down sugar, adding flavors, limiting salt, etc. I’ve already shared with you my recipes for Honey Roasted Nut Butter, White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Butter, Chocolate Almond Butter, Oreo Butter and White Chocolate Nutella. Well, I picked up a package of raw sunflower seeds and then a light bulb went off. What if I made some sunflower butter?
Then, I got to thinking, what flavors would compliment the earthy taste of sunflower seeds? Cinnamon is one of my favorite spices and I almost added white chocolate chips. Then I thought, “I bet butterscotch would be a great flavor to add!” Well, Here’s what I came up with…
CINNAMON BUTTERSCOTCH SUNFLOWER BUTTER
Let me just say one word….
This stuff is so good, you can eat it with a spoon but watch out…you could end up eating the whole thing. Are you ready to make some? It’s super easy. Just grab some roasted sunflower seeds, butterscotch chips, and some cinnamon.
Now note, sunflower seeds are not very oily so if you dry roasted them yourself, you will need to add some oil to your butter. A lot of roasted sunflower seeds that you purchase at the store have been roasted in oil so these varieties may not need any additional oil.
I started with raw sunflower seeds and just put them in a pan on medium high heat and roasted them for about 5 minutes until they were fragrant and beginning to brown.
Now if you have never made nut butters before, you follow the basic steps.
- Place the nuts in a food processor fitted with the large blade and process until smooth. Your nuts will transform in this way…
- They will first turn into a grainy meal
- They will then begin to clump together
- They will clump into a large ball
- Then they will smooth out into a creamy butter as the oil gets released
- You will then add the cinnamon, butterscotch chips, and if your sunflower butter looks a bit dry, the oil. Process until smooth and creamy.
- Store in a clean mason jar.
In about 5 – 10 minutes you’ll have delicious Cinnamon Butterscotch Sunflower Butter!
Doesn’t it look absolutely delicious?
Here’s the recipe so you can make your own!
- 2 Cups roasted sunflower seeds
- 1 Cup butterscotch chips
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp oil, optional (I use coconut oil)
- Place your sunflower seeds in a food processor fitted with a large blade.
- Process until smooth…about 5 minutes.
- Add the butterscotch chips, cinnamon and if your sunflower butter seems a bit dry and stiff, add a Tbsp of oil. Process until smooth and creamy.
- Store in a clean jar with a tight fitting lid, like a mason jar.