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Sunbutter (peanut butter alternative)



2 jar(s)


  • 500 grams sunflower seeds, husks removed
  • 1-2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 70 grams Pure Maple Syrup
  • 30 grams Ghee

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 180ºc.

    2. Toast sunflower seeds on baking trays for 5-10 minutes. Toss seeds and toast for a further 5 minutes. Allow toasted seeds to cool.

    3. Transfer the cooled, toasted seeds to the TM bowl and pulverise for 10 seconds on speed 9 until seeds become powdery.


    4. Process for 1 minute on speed 9, then scrape down sides. Seeds will begin releasing oils after 30secs. As the seeds heat to 50 degrees, put TM bowl into the fridge to cool, before resuming the processing again.

    5. Add sea salt, pure maple syrup and ghee.

    6. Resume processing for 1 minute on speed 9, or until the sunbutter appears creamy. Again, refrigerate the TM bowl with the seed mixture inside, if it reaches 50 degrees. Only resume processing on speed 9, once it has cooled down.







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This recipe can be used as a substitute for peanut butter in biscuits, satays or sweet treats.

Please see my other recipes using sunbutter on the recipe community.

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  • Great recipe. Took a while to become creamy but...

    Submitted by Karina 1275 on 12. August 2017 - 20:04.

    Great recipe. Took a while to become creamy but was yummy.
    thanks for sharing

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  • Fantastic recipe! Great eaten

    Submitted by Prostar on 23. March 2015 - 13:01.

    Fantastic recipe! Great eaten straight off the spoon or on toast....really leaves an aftertaste reminiscent of peanut butter. No allergies to nuts in our family, just wanted to try an alternative to PB. Definitely worth a go! Big Smile

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  • Made this for my 18 month old

    Submitted by twinswithallergies on 19. December 2014 - 23:32.

    Made this for my 18 month old twins with peanut allergy and it's great. Used 4 cups of Sunflower seeds and then roasted them. Added no salt but used 1.5 tablespoons of Rice Malt Syrup. Used 2 tablespoons of Sunflower Oil rather than Ghee. Tastes fantastic, pretty much just like peanut butter! Took quite a bit of processing to get the consistency nice and smooth and had to put the mixture into the fridge a few times. Really happy with it, thanks for the recipe tmrc_emoticons.-) 

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