1.) First, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Spread the sunflower seeds evenly on a baking sheet and toast them in the oven for about 8-10 minutes until they become golden brown. This step helps to enhance the flavor of the sun butter.
2.) Allow the toasted sunflower seeds to cool for a few minutes, then transfer them to a food processor or high-speed blender. Add the coconut oil, sweetener (if desired), and a pinch of salt.
3.) Blend the mixture on high speed for about 4-5 minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the processor or blender. Continue blending until the sunflower seeds break down completely, and the mixture turns into a smooth and creamy consistency.
4.) Taste the sun butter and adjust the sweetness and saltiness according to your preference. If it’s too thick, you can add a little more oil and blend again until you achieve the desired consistency.
5.) Once the sun butter reaches the desired texture and taste, transfer it to an airtight container for storage. It’s best to store it in the refrigerator since there are no preservatives.