Sunbutter is the most pleasant sounding name for a product! It is a sunflower seed butter, which is a perfect replacement for anyone living with nut allergies and for packed school snacks as peanuts are banned from most classrooms. Not only is it nut-free, it’s also top 8 food allergen free meaning even more people can enjoy this delicious spread!

Sunbutter - A school and allergy friendly alternative to peanut butter!


Sunbutter has a pretty distinct flavor. To me, it’s actually quite a bitter taste, but I found that I really grew to like it as I continued trying it. Mixing it with a touch of maple syrup is what made me fall in love! It’s an amazing pancake or oatmeal topping. It can also be used as a replacement for peanut butter when you’re craving a spicy peanut sauce on noodles and veggies. It also makes a mean Sunbutter&J sandwich or dip for apple slices.

Sunbutter - A school and allergy friendly alternative to peanut butter!

This review comes from the Imperfect Mommy.  Her daughter lives with a severe peanut allergy.

“…If you haven’t tried Sunbutter, you must! It is every bit as good as peanut butter, and much better than soynut butter. It is made from sunflower seeds in an entirely peanut/tree nut free facility and each batch is tested for trace amounts of peanuts. And it is so good. It is available at our Wegmans and also online. It is fantastic in a sunbutter and jelly sandwich and would be great in cookies, etc. I plan to use it in some chocolate covered “non-peanut butter” filled easter eggs. I also think it would be great if you make Indonesian Chicken Saté with peanut sauce, etc.”

Sunbutter is available in creamy, crunchy, sugar free, and organic varieties. I reach for the organic one because it only has one ingredient – roasted sunflower seeds! I love how simple it is.

Sunbutter - A school and allergy friendly alternative to peanut butter!

Some more recommended ways to enjoy it:

  • paired with banana slices and chocolate chips
  • baked into cookies
  • on toast or rice cakes
  • blended into a fruit smoothie
  • made into chocolate cups – like pb cups, but allergen free!

The Facts on Sunbutter

Certifications: Sunbutter is Certified Kosher.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Sunbutter is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Sunbutter website at

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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