If you’re looking for an inexpensive peanut butter substitute you can make yourself, why not make your own sunflower butter? Sunflower seed butter is available in stores, but you can save money and be sure of freshness if you make it yourself.

This creamy peanut butter alternative provides a healthy dose of monounsaturated fats plus vitamins, minerals, protein, and antioxidants. Use it as a dip for fruit, spread it on toast or even use it instead of peanut butter in recipes. Just remember to reduce the amount of baking powder or soda by a third or add some lemon juice to prevent it from turning green – a harmless reaction that occurs between the chlorophyll and baking powder/soda. Store leftover sunflower butter in the fridge or freezer.

Gluten-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, dairy-free.
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