| Posted by Healthy Groms
For the majority of schools, bringing nuts to school is no longer a possibility, and for good reason. As many as one in 200 Australian kids have or could have a peanut allergy. So good old peanut butter and nutella are now off the cards for school lunches. And whilst vegemite still makes the cut, this old favourite certainly does get old if it’s one of the few spreads you can use for your kids’ sandwiches.
But what can replace nutty spreads? How about Super Sunflower Seed Spread? Your little ones can get their creamy, salty sandwich spread fix at school, completely nut free, with this brilliant recipe thanks to Megan at Detoxinista.
You will need:
3 cups of hulled sunflower seeds
¼ cup coconut sugar
½ tsp sea salt
- Preheat oven to 180C, and spread the sunflower seeds into a thin layer on a large tray lined with baking paper. Toast the seeds until they turn lightly golden, for about 20 to 25 minutes. Be sure to watch and stir the seeds every 10 minutes to ensure they don’t burn.
- Once toasted, pour the seeds into a food processor fitted with an “S” blade and start processing them. Patience is key at this stage; it will take about 10 minutes until the seeds turn into a creamy consistency.
- Once the butter is smooth, add the coconut sugar and salt, to taste, and keep processing for a couple more minutes to incorporate it evenly.
- Transfer the butter to a glass jar with an airtight lid, and store it in the fridge for up to a month.
Use as a spread for sandwiches, or a spread with apples, this little beauty is a cost, effective, yummy and wonderfully nut-free alternative. Perfect for school lunches, and easy to make.
Love, LBL x
Cover image credits to Lauren Kelly nutrition.