This pumpkin sunflower seed butter is going to be your new favorite way to enjoy the flavors of fall. Vegan, gluten free, paleo and allergy friendly you aren’t going to believe how easy this is to make! Perfect way to get your pumpkin fix! It takes less than an minute to whip this up, perfect for snack time or a quick and easy addition to your breakfast!
If you are anything like me, fall is the time where you consume all things apple and pumpkin, sometimes throughout the day. I’m convinced it has something to do with the warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg and I just can’t get enough! That with a big oversized sweater, the leaves falling and the crisp morning air. Nothing is better!
Don’t just go for the pumpkin spice though! Pumpkin has some pretty amazing qualities too. It’s low in calories, a great way to get vitamins A and C and is also the anti-oxident beta carotine (hence the orange color) and full of potassium, so perfect for a post-workout snack as well! The pumpkin in this recipe reduces the overall calories to one of my other favorite things in the world, sunflower seed butter.
You could use this same method with whatever your favorite nut butter is. I’ve done this with almond butter too, it’s amazing! Next up is pecan pumpkin butter. Sounds too good to be true right? But I try to keep things allergy friendly so Dave can also enjoy my blogging creations. Dave isn’t as crazy as I am about all things pumpkin spice but he did love this pumpkin sunflower seed butter when I used it to make homemade pumpkin spice Reece’s cups. Yes yes yes!
This pumpkin sunflower seed butter is naturally sweetened with maple syrup and is perfect on oatmeal, in green smoothies, slathered on pancakes or rated from the jar with a spoon, my personal favorite way. Use it just like you would your favorite nut butter.
Not a huge nut butter fan? Try pumpkin butter, it’s just as easy and has all these same flavors and is a lower calorie option.
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie puree)
- 1 cup sunflower seed butter or nut butter of choice
- 1½ tbs maple syrup
- 1 tbs. pumpkin spice
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Make sure your pumpkin and sunflower seed butter are at room temperature.
- Combine the ingredients in a bowl. Store in the fridge in an airtight container!
What about you?
- Pumpkin or apple?
- Do you ever make your own homemade nut butter, pumpkin butter or apple butter?
- Favorite part of fall?