No Nuts, No Problem!


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:

  1. I used my Vitamix and can even get the job done in my electric chopper.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
Tessa's Sun Butter Recipe
Tessa the Domestic Diva’s Recipe

Here’s to happy lunch boxes!