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The Incredible, Extremely Edible, Sunflower Seed Butter

Happy Monday! I hope the start of your week has gone swimmingly. Mine started out with a  bang. An oatmeal bang. A sunflower seed butter bang.

I cooked my extra thick oats in almond milk instead of water. Win.

I put goji berries in the mix while it cooked. Win.

I topped it all with sunflower seed butter. Total win.3.7-1

Combine
  • 1/2 c dry oatmeal
  • 1 c unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 T goji berries
  1. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes. Read Ashley’s blog while it cooks. See it in the above picture? Hiiiii Ashley!
Top With
  • A big ol’ spoonful of  sunflower seed butter

2. Then take another big ol’ spoonful and put it straight into your mouthphoto-2The first time I ever had sunflower seed butter last year, it was really weird to me. But after a week of small tastes, I was suddenly hooked and went through my jar very quickly. Luckily my friend was at Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago and she kindly imported some more for me. (The closest TJs is about 2 hours away.) Thanks Allison!

What’s your favorite nut butter? I’d say peanut butter and sunflower seed butter are tied for first place with almond butter in 2nd place. Although, if I get to count Nutella as a nut butter, then that places above almond butter.

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44 Comments

  • Reply
    Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
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    OH I want to try some- that looks yummmmmy 🙂 My fav is almond butter. By far. I love the Goji berry idea, hmmmm. thanks!

  • Reply
    Jess @atasteofconfidence
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    I do like sunflower seed butter but the classic PB is probably my fav:)

  • Reply
    BDiddy
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    In my humble hazelnut-influenced opinion, Nutella is unto a category in itself. Otherwise it would continually crush the foods around it. Its the Chuck Norris of food spreads. To allow it to be compared to other foods would be an injustice to all. I’m actually getting emotional just talking about it.

    Admitting you have a problem with Nutella is the first step.

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      Teri
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      You just made my day by commenting on my little ol’ blog.

      I like the way you think about Nutella. The Chuck Norris of food spreads. Absolutely brilliant. hahahahhahaah – “I’m actually getting emotional just talking about it.” hahahhaha. You would.

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    [email protected]
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    Yessss sunflower seed butter is soooo good! I like the sunbutter natural crunchy brand. I love pretty much all nut butters! Almond and peanut butter are tied for first for me, though.

    • Reply
      Teri
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      natural crunchy sunbutter? that sounds good! mine is very smoothie but I bet something with a little grit (like natural PB) would be awesome. Where do you get it?

  • Reply
    Lauren
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    I think almond butter wins! Nutella is addictive though, and I have an empty jar to use for OIAJ – probably will be the best ever.

    • Reply
      Teri
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      um, yeah, that OIAJ is going to be amazing! jealous!

  • Reply
    Alaina
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    I am all about peanut butter. I’ve tried almond butter and it’s not bad, but I love making homemade peanut butter!

    • Reply
      Teri
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      I’ve never made homemade peanut butter. I’ve made homemade almond butter a lot but should try PB!

  • Reply
    Nicole
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    Oh, how I heart sunbutter. I have a bit of an addiction–it’s bad. 😉

  • Reply
    Jessica A.
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    Peanut butter is my favorite, but I do love sunflower seed butter. I got a few samples at a half I ran in Hickory (by the way it’s a really fun one) and tried it on some waffles as pre- run fuel and loved it.

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      Teri
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      When is the Hickory half? I’m trying to find one in the May-June timeframe.

  • Reply
    Lauren
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    My first thoughts of Sunflower Butter was much like yours but it does kind of grow on you. I need to try the TJ’s brand.

    • Reply
      Teri
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      I’ve never seen another brand besides TJ’s…what brand do you use?

  • Reply
    Kathryn
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    Sunflower butter is the bomb dot com. I’ve seen it at other stores besides TJ’s. I believe they have it at Target. It’s called Sun Butter!

  • Reply
    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
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    The first time I had sunbutter I was a little taken aback, but love it!

  • Reply
    Faith @ lovelyascharged
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    I just bought a jar, and I’ve been hesitant to try it out because I haven’t been sure how to pair it. I was almost thinking it should go savory?

  • Reply
    Elin @and serenity too
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    I just discovered the world of nut butters – very nutty I know, but I live in Europe where nut butters aren’t so widely used;) I love peanut butter and home-made almond butter… yum.
    Have to try sunflower seed butter now though!

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    Stephanie @ The Cookie Battle
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    Nutella most definitely counts.

  • Reply
    Jessica A.
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    Teri- The Hickory Charity Chase Half is the first Saturday in June! The parking was super easy, the race is smaller but lots of people from lots of states come. it is VERY well organized, the scenery was great! It was pretty hilly but it was my first ever half and I finished in a very decent time AND they have a new route this year to cut out some of the worst hills. The swag bag has free Balega socks (you may not need them running barefot) and the after party has Biscuitville and all the Cheerwine you can drink. It is the most fun and relaxed race I’ve ever done! I hope you can do it. You can look them on on Facebook and get the info and website. (ps it’s cheap for a half and you still gt a medal)

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    Tara Marie
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    They sell sunflower seed butter online at amazon and I have also gotten it at Whole Foods and some Targets have it as well!

  • Reply
    Ashley
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    I haven’t gotten hooked on the sun butter yet…the taste is so strong to me! But I’ve never bought it…only made it at home. I’ll have to give it a go again 🙂

  • Reply
    brandi
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    I’ve never tried sunflower seed butter. Maybe I need to!

  • Reply
    My Little Celebration
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    My favorite nut butter is still peanut butter. Although I do really enjoy sunflower, almond and hazelnut butter.

  • Reply
    RLR
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    I’m all about PB! After spending 3-ish years as a nut-free home due to my daughter’s peanut allergy, we were thrilled to learn she outgrow it about a year ago. So – unless it’s a sandwich going to school with her (she’s in a nut-free classroom), it’s PBand J for us (we use soybutter as our PB substitute – not fans of sunflower seed butter).

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    Rachel (Olalliberry)
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    I don’t think I have a favorite! I love them all. I got some cashew-macadamia butter a few weeks ago, it is really rich and delicious.

  • Reply
    Suzette Mahoney
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    I love Trader Joes sunflower butter. My favorite is Justin’s Maple Almond butter though….hands down!

  • Reply
    Lauren
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    OMG…I just became recently addicted to Sunflower Seed Butter! I have a tree and peanut sensitivity so this is the PERFECT solution. I spread it on english muffins, mix it with my greek yogurt, top my oatmeal with it and I’m thinking about venturing into some baked goods using it very soon!

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    [email protected]
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    my favorite nut butter is macadamia butter! I’ve never tried sunflower seed butter though!

  • Reply
    Clare @ Fitting It All In
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    I had the same experience with SSbutter – hated it at first and then fell in love! I just finished my first TJ’s jar and am about to crack open a Sunbutter brand. I think Almond Butter is an all-time fav though

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    Shani
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    You can make it yourself! I too bought a jar recently, and within 5 days I had eaten the whole thing. Then I was a local market and saw that the roasted/salted seeds were only 1.56 per pound. So I bought a huge bag, then I put about a cup into my bullet with a couple packets of stevia and wa-la! Home made nut butter 🙂 I had no guilt eating ALL of it that I made 🙂

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      Shani
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      Oh! and last night I made some with coconut flakes… dude the possibilities are endless… I seriously just found my new addiction.

  • Reply
    Taylor @ Delish World
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    I loooove sunflower butter. Def my fave! I can’t get enough!

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    Allison @ Running With Mascara
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    I’ve never had sunflower butter before. I had a similar experience with almond butter…took me a while to get used to, but now I like it. But my favorite nut butter of all time is PB &Co.’s Dark Chocolate Dreams!! It’s a piece of heaven! I have a spoonful almost every day after work.

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    [email protected]
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    Ohhhh my I loooove SSB! I have to say PB and SSB come into a tie for me. Have you tried Once Again’s SSB?! It’s da bombbb too!!

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    Caree @ Fit-Mama
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    I have never tried sunflower seed butter before…right now my fave butter is cinnamon and raison peanut butter..yum!

  • Reply
    Kristina
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    We have the same bowls! Weird, I’ve had those blue bowls forever and I don’t remember where I got them.

    I need to try sunflower seed butter because I am obsessed with nut butters.

  • Reply
    BroccoliHut
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    Isn’t sunflower butter amazing?? I discovered it a few years ago and was instantly hooked. I just recently tried TJ’s version however, and now I love it even more.

  • Reply
    Tyler Ramey
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    Ohhhh how I miss my Sunflower Butter from TJs! I may have to make you a LIST when you come down here! I hate being so far away from my precious store! *tear*

  • Reply
    Pure2raw twins
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    We still have yet to try sunflower butter 😉 Our favorite is probably almond butter!

  • Reply
    Ashley
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    sunflower seed butter is like creamy, drippy heaven.
    i eat this stuff right out of the jar.

    ps: new-ish to your blog! loving it here! thanks for the inspiration!!

  • Reply
    Michelle
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    I didn’t like sunbutter at first either but I had a whole jar to get through so I kept trying it here and there and then I fell in the love. This post reminds me that I need to restock!

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