Another "shuffle round in the pantry/fridge cuz there's no food and I sure as hell am not leaving the house in this rain" kind of day led to this:
I don't often eat sunflower seed butter but I don't know why! It's delicious and a fun change of pace from my usual almond butter. Sunflower seeds are also way cheaper than almonds - while still being high in protein and lower in fat than some other nuts or seeds. So when Gena posted this recipe, I was intrigued, though bookmarked it for later and luckily remembered it yesterday!
Gena does call it salt-kissed; the almond butter I usually eat is unsalted so that was a little too much for me but otherwise the flavor is really nice. Raw seeds are slightly roasted to bring out the warm nuttiness (seediness?). I love the slight vanilla undertones, but I'd also add more sweetener (I actually used maple syrup) or at least less salt if I made it again.
Hers looks like it got to a better texture than mine but that's probably because I'm impatient and wanted to eat it! It was hard enough having to roast the seeds and process them rather than opening a jar but, again, it's really fun and rewarding to make yr own nut butters - plus you can tweak the flavors like this! It would probably be really good with cinnamon in it too. Anyway, it was fantastic slightly warm (from whirring away in the food processor!) with the crisp, cold, sweet apple.
I'm dreaming up other ways to use it...