Sweet and salty. Is there really any better of a combination? I can’t think of one! This honey sunbutter is the perfect balance of sweet and salty, with the use of Nektar Honey Crystals and a healthy pinch of salt. I have to admit, this sunbutter didn’t last long here, I’ve been adding it to everything! I’m so excited to have the opportunity to work with Nektar Honey Crystals, who sponsored this post! Although I was compensated by Nektar Natural to create this recipe and review their product, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Sunbutter, do you love it? I actually forgot about sunbutter (gasp, I know!), and I don’t think Dave has ever had it before. Lauren from The Bikini Experiment mentioned having sunbutter and apples as her go to snack the other week and it reminded me of how yummy this seed butter is! I quickly made a note that I wanted to make sunbutter, since I’m all about making nut and seed butters at home. This way I can add whatever I like! You may remember my cinnamon raisin peanut butter, or my chocolate peanut butter (sugar free).
That’s the great thing about homemade, you can add whatever you have been craving, you get to control the ingredients, and the amount you make. If you are like me and can”t keep your spoon out of the jar, it’s helpful to only make a small serving of this at a time. Or you can practice self control and make a full batch! I love making honey and maple butters, but often find that adding the liquid, especially at the wrong time messes up the butter making process. You may already know that the seeds or nuts need friction to break down to eventually make the butter, and adding liquid can sometimes make this break down impossible!
Luckily, I have discovered Nektar Honey Crystals. Have you heard of them? I immediately knew I would love this product. Instead of having to cart around honey packets or get sticky honey all over me when baking, I now have these convenient packets of granulated honey available for my afternoon tea and baking! I have been adding a packet to my chai tea at work everyday, and it’s really lovely to have this option. Getting honey all over my desk/computer really isn’t ideal – and trust me, it would happen! Each packet is 12 calories and the box is equivalent to a bottle of honey. Nektar Honey Crystals are 100% Natural, gluten free, non-gmo and made in the USA 🙂 Even better, according to Nektar Honey Crystals, they contain natural antioxidants, electrolytes, low gylcemic index and are heat stable I have a feeling that Nektar Honey Crystals are going to be apart of your daily routine soon as well!
Ok back to the Sunbutter. this recipe will come together in no time with the use of your trusty food processor. I have to admit my food processor is a bit old and it’s small, so I had to break this recipe up into 2 batches. But if you have a large food processor, it should have no problem with an entire bag of sunflower seeds at once. I bought a bag of roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds from Trader Joe’s. I like to control the amount of salt, so unsalted is always my preference. From there, it was up to my food processor and time to do the rest! At the end I added the salt and the Nektar Honey Crystals and viola!
Honey Sunbutter with Nektar
- 1 lb. roasted unsalted sunflower seeds (shelled)
- 6-8 packet Nektar Honey Crystals
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Add roasted sunflower seeds to a food processor. Processes for 5 minutes, scraping down sides as needed.
- Add Nektar Honey Crystals and salt. Process again for 2-3 minutes or until completely smooth.
Sweet salty honey sunbutter pairs perfectly with pancakes, yogurt, oatmeal and right out of the jar! Try slathering this on these Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Protein Bars!
What about you?
- Would you try Nektar Honey Crystals?
- Sunbutter – love it? Tried it?
- What’s your favorite flavor to add to homemade nut/seed butters? Chocolate? Cinnamon? Vanilla or something different?