Everybody has things in this life they are willing to do themselves and things they pay for. Me, I prefer to cut my own grass, make special birthday cakes, and trim my cat's toe nails myself. However, there is no way I am interested in cutting my own hair or changing the oil on my car.
Nut butter has always fallen into the category of "items I pay for". And pretty much, I am a straight up regular peanut butter kind of gal. But, when I needed some sunflower seed butter and couldn't bear a trip to the store, I sorted it out myself. And it was super easy. If you have a food processor. Which I have two.
If not, buy your buttters.
Sunflower Seed Butter1 cup salted, roasted sunflower seeds (Watching your salt? Buy roasted, unsalted seeds).
2 tablespoons olive oil
In a food processor, combine sunflower seeds and olive oil. Pulse to combine. At first it's going to be crumbly, keep processing and eventually it will become more smooth. The sunflower seed butter never gets as smooth as traditional peanut butter. Embrace the texture, it's worth it.