How to Make Homemade Sunflower Seed Butters in 2 flavors! You can choose from a savory or a sweet sunflower seed butter. Both are perfect for dipping fruit in or spreading on toast! Oil-free and nut-free!
HOMEMADE SUNFLOWER SEED BUTTERS
The inspiration for these homemade sunflower seed butters was some fruit kabobs. I wanted something delicious to dip or drizzle them with, so I created a savory version and a sweet one. Nut-free, oil-free and easy to make and incredibly delicious!
2 NUT-FREE SUNFLOWER SEED BUTTERS
Both of these are so delicious. One is more savory and tart, made with balsamic vinegar and apple juice and the other is a super chocolatey dessert one! Both are yummy!
The savory one is more of a runny dip consistency, whereas the chocolate sunflower seed butter is more of a true nut butter consistency, kind of like a vegan nutella texture.
I’ve never served fruit this way and apparently, lots of people have, but this is my first recipe like this. The dip is sweet and acidic, which really brings out the flavors of the fruit.
My daughter loved this sunflower dip…even with the balsamic vinegar…she was licking the rim around the blender.
CHOCOLATE SUNFLOWER SEED BUTTER
If balsamic isn’t your thing and you would rather something a little more indulgent….then you will LOVE the chocolate sunbutter…..aka….my new favorite thing.
I also turned this dip into some brownies! They have become wildly popular, check out my Vegan Double Chocolate Sunflower Brownies!
How’s that?! This sunflower chocolate dip is sooooo good and thick. I have been putting it on toast as well in the mornings as a switch up from my normal roasted almond butter toast!
I hope you really enjoy these Fruit Kabobs with these 2 amazing dips! The Sweet Sunflower Balsamic and Chocolate Sunflower Dips are both amazingly delicious!
MORE NUT BUTTERS TO MAKE
- Walnut Butter
- Roasted Almond Butter
- Cashew Butter
- Hazelnut Butter
- Pecan Butter
- Cinnamon Ginger Almond Butter
- Coconut Butter
Homemade Sunflower Seed Butters (2 flavors!)
- 4 kiwis, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices
- 6 large strawberries, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
- 1 large or 2 small banana, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch slices (the less ripe the better, so they don't brown too fast)
Balsamic Sunflower Seed Butter Dip (Makes 1 1/2 cups)
- 1/2 cup (70g) raw, unsalted sunflower kernels
- 1/2 cup (120g) unsweetened apple juice
- 2 tablespoons dark balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons water
Chocolate Sunflower Seed Butter
- 1/2 cup (70g) raw, unsalted sunflower kernels
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons water
- Pinch sea salt
- Do not use too ripe of bananas since they will brown faster. Firm ones work best. Since bananas turn brown so quickly, I would go ahead and prep the other fruit and slice it ahead of time, but wait til closer to the party to cut the bananas. Then just put them on the skewers shortly before. It doesn’t take but a few minutes to put them on the skewers if they are already sliced. Also, when you slice the bananas, with a spray bottle, spritz some fruit juice or brush some on the bananas on each side. I would stick to apple juice, so the flavor doesn't change too much.Wrap them tightly with plastic wrap, since it is the exposure to air that causes the browning. Don’t put the bananas in the fridge because they will brown even faster!
- I use this scale.
- I use this food processor.
- Slide the fruit onto skewers beginning with banana and ending with banana. I placed 13 pieces of fruit on each skewer, which gave me four skewers. I used metal skewers in the photos, but they slid around too much, so I would recommend just using the wood ones. I did that later and they held much better for dipping.
- To make the balsamic dip, add all of the ingredients to a high powered blender or food processor and process until completely smooth. Taste and add any additional sweetener, if you want it sweeter. Place in the fridge to chill a few moments, if desired.
CHOCOLATE SUNFLOWER SEED BUTTER (SUNBUTTER)
- To make the chocolate sunbutter dip, you will need a food processor instead of a blender. There is much less water in it and it does not work well at all in the blender. I tried and it just wouldn't blend and get creamy. The food processor produced a smooth, silky texture. Add just the sunflower kernels to the food processor. Process them into a fine flour and then add the remaining ingredients and process until it becomes very smooth and creamy, with no more bits of sunflower kernels. This will take several minutes, depending on the power and size of your food processor. You may will need to scrape down the sides multiple times during. Store at room temperature to keep the smooth texture.
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