It is back-to-school season! Do your kids attend a nut-free school? Replace the go-to PBJs with SBJs this year with Tessa the Domestic Diva’s awesome recipe.
Here is the most important thing you need to know: this sunbutter (sunflower seed butter) tastes so much better than anything store-bought! I didn’t care for the stuff one bit until I made my own. I tried this recipe out on 20 unsuspecting but very opinionated preschoolers when I was snack mom last year. Even the self-professed sunbutter haters devoured their little SBJ sammies! And parents, talk about a money saver: jars of good sunflower seed butter can be $12 plus.
Below is Tessa’s original recipe and instructions (important to give credit where credit is due!). I will just add my own brief tidbits:
- I used my Vitamix and can even get the job done in my electric chopper.
- I definitely found no need to add liquid stevia, though my oil of choice is organic coconut oil so there is a little sweetness built in! 100% pure maple syrup or raw local honey are delicious additions too!
- Since I used coconut oil I find it keeps best in my cupboard. Coconut oil solidifies when cooled so fridge storage turns the creamy texture into a hardened paste (learn from my oversight!). However, if you don’t plan to consume it very quickly or often then the fridge is your best bet.
Here’s to happy lunch boxes!