Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sunflower Seed Butter Recipe
















Nut Butters. It seems like everywhere you look there's a delicious, new option to spread on top of your favorite baked goods. Whether it's Almond, Cashew, Walnut, Pecan, and Sunflower, all these different blends and varieties have definitely added taste, texture, and options to those looking for a healthier alternative to traditional peanut butter.

What if I told you that you could create your own Nut Butter right at home, with no more than 2-3 ingredients? Sounds to good to be true? Not when you have the BOSCH Mixer Food Processor Attachment.

















Let me tell you, this thing is awesome! Convenient, easy to use, this simple attachment pulverized our sunflower seeds, using both speed and heat, to create delicious, creamy butter within minutes. I couldn't believe how easy it was to use, as well as how quick it worked.












Believe me, this attachment is a must have for any BOSCH Universal Mixer owner. But enough about the Food Processor, let's get to what it created! Using only 4 simple ingredients we've created a delicious, gluten-free, paleo friendly spread that you'll want to try again and again. Check out our recipe below, and prepare yourself, it's time to make some Homemade Sunflower Seed Butter!

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups Honeyville Sunflower Seeds
6-7 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 tsp Agave Nectar
1/2 tsp Salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.












Spread Sunflower seeds across a cookie sheet. Place in oven and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until seeds are golden brown. You definitely want our Sunflower Seeds for this butter, as there is no added salt or preservatives. Plus, the shells have already been removed for your convenience.












Remove and allow to cool. You want your seeds roasted in order to blend them well.












Once seeds have cooled, place in your BOSCH Food Processor Attachment.












Blend on the #2 setting until seeds turn to a clumpy, flour texture. This means the natural oil is beginning to separate from the seeds.












Add coconut oil 1 Tbsp at a time and blend until a creamy texture begins to form. This may take a few minutes, but continue blending until the texture is to your desire.












Add agave and salt and blend until fully combined. You're sunflower seed butter will begin to have the same look and texture as peanut butter.

Place in a resealable jar, refrigerate, or serve immediately.












The first thing you'll notice with this butter is the taste. That rich, sunflower seed taste comes through the whole butter. The spread hits you with a sweet flavoring, followed quickly by a rich, delicious nut taste and aroma. You'll swear you're at the baseball diamond munching on roasted sunflower seeds. Serve this spread with any meal that you typically use peanut butter with. This butter is gluten-free, paleo friendly, and the perfect side for any treat.












Nut Butters are in, so why not make your own at home?

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