Cinnamon sugar almond butter is my favorite of all the homemade nut butters, as I’m sure some of you may remember me waxing poetic (and clichéd) about it here. So when I grabbed a 1-lb bag of sunflower seeds with the intention of attempting to make sunflower seed butter (or sun butter), I decided to stick with a tried-and-true favorite flavor.
I’m not going to give you step-by-step photos again, but if you want a tutorial on making any type of nut butter in a food processor, you can look at the cinnamon sugar almond butter post I linked to above, or see the classic almond butter post here. Sunbutter works exactly the same way.
Cinnamon Sugar Sunbutter
- 16-oz sunflower seeds (for ease of prep, I bought roasted and unsalted)
- 1 t salt
- 3 T granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 T cinnamon
Pretty simple, really. Process the sunflower seeds until they release their oils (ugh. gross phrase) and turn into sun butter! Add the salt, sugar, and cinnamon, and give them another whirl to mix. Adjust to taste.
The sunflower seeds took about as long (or slightly longer) to turn into a paste as the almonds did. I was a little surprised, since I was expecting them to be more like cashews.
Still delicious, though. And stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth thick.
Fritz ate some in a PB&J today and really liked the flavor. He said it was more complex.
I find Fritz to be very complex. He finds me to be even more complex. It all works.
Speaking of Fritz, did you know that he was awarded the New York Academy of Dentistry Research Fellowship this year? Of course you didn’t. That’d be weird (unless you brought either him or I into the world). But he did! So proud.
The two of us also spent a few hours this morning shoveling 30″ of snow out of the driveway. It was so exciting to see snow on Long Island this year (I missed the minute snowfall we had last year by being out of town), and driving around for a bit today was so bizarre–barely plowed roads and cars abandoned everywhere. Hopefully everyone was home safe last night.
Note to self. Park cars closer to end of driveway before a highly anticipated blizzard arrives.
So. Much. Shoveling.
And because we all need some cat on a snowy Saturday evening, I give you Cats in Things: Grocery Bags.
Lastly (’cause I know you all have been dying to know, I decided to stick with my two spaces after a period for now. Habits are so hard to break).