Wait. Why doesn't she eat peanut butter? According to our pediatrician, it's best to wait until she's two to introduce any type of nut. Theory: If she has a reaction, it'll be easier for her to deal with it if she's older.
I'm just fine with waiting. So "delicious sunflower seed butter" it is. I found some dry roasted sunflower seeds at Trader Joe's a few weeks ago, so that's where I started.
To start, throw two cups of roasted sunflower seeds in your food processor. Whirl 'em and wait. They'll probably turn into a nice crumbly consistency at first.
Make note: Honey tends to make nut butters a bit gummy, which is fine. But the more you add, the harder it gets if you end up storing it in the 'fridge. And I always keep my nut and seed butters in the refrigerator.
I sense sunflower seed butter and jelly sandwiches in our future.
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Question: Do you make your own nut or seed butters? If so, what's your favorite flavor combination? Ever mix nuts and seeds? Inspire me with your creations in the comments below! Feel free to share links if you have recipes on your blog!