Maple Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter

maple cinnamon sunflower seed butter

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This Maple Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter is nut-free, allergy-friendly and a fun way to change things up from traditional nut butter. Easy to make at home and perfect for nut-free schools and daycares.


  • 2 cups sunflower seeds (I used roasted unsalted)
  • 12 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, optional
  • pinch of salt


  1. Combine sunflower seeds, cinnamon and salt in a food processor and process 7-10 minutes until desired consistency is reached.
  2. Add maple syrup and vanilla, if using. Pulse a few times to mix and transfer to storage container.


Don’t add the maple syrup or vanilla at the beginning as it may cause the seed butter to seize up.

If your sunflower seeds are raw, spread on a baking sheet at bake at 350 for 10 minutes prior to processing.