Sunbutter Sunflower Butter makes Top Allergen-Free Recipes Easy


Sunbutter is the most pleasant sounding name for a product! It is a sunflower seed butter, that can be enjoyed in place of peanut butter. It’s not only enjoyed by people allergic to peanuts, but also in many households that need “school safe” options. Peanuts and even all tree nuts have been banned from many classrooms, but SunButter is free of all top allergens.

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Sunbutter Sunflower Butter makes Allergen-Free Recipes Easy

Sunbutter has a pretty distinct flavor. To me, it has a bitterness that I didn’t like at first. But with a touch of sweetness added, I thought it was quite delicious. I’ve tried it on bagels, in smoothies, drizzled on pancakes, and even in recipes that call for peanut butter, like spicy peanut sauce and peanut satay. We don’t have peanut concerns in our home, but I test a lot of my recipes peanut-free for those who do.

You can also bake with Sunbutter, but there is one important thing to know. If your recipe calls for baking soda, the end result might have a greenish hue! There is no harm in this, and it doesn’t affect the flavor. But sunflower seeds react with baking soda to create a noticeable green tint.

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More Ways to Enjoy SunButter

  • paired with banana slices and chocolate chips
  • as a dip for strawberries or apple slices
  • on toast or rice cakes
  • blended into a fruit smoothie
  • made into chocolate cups – like peanut butter cups, but allergen free!

SunButter Ingredients & Varieties

At last check, SunButter was selling the following varieties in plastic 16-ounce jars, and in other sizes as noted.

  • SunButter Reviews, Information, and Dairy-Free, Nut-Free RecipesNatural (roasted sunflower seed, sugar, salt) – also available in On-the-Go Pouches
  • Creamy (roasted sunflower seed, mono- and di-glycerides, sugar, salt) – also available in On-the-Go Cups and 5-Pound Tubs
  • Natural Crunch (roasted sunflower seed, sugar, salt)
  • No Sugar Added (roasted sunflower seed, salt) – also available in On-the-Go Pouches
  • Organic (organic roasted sunflower seed) – also available in On-the-Go Pouches

Nutrition Facts: The Natural SunButter, their most popular variety, contains 200 calories, 17g fat, 6g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g sugars (includes 3g added sugars), and 7g protein per 2 tablespoons. The other varieties are similar.*

Allergen Notes

Sunbutter is on our Dedicated Dairy-Free Facilities list, because they don’t process any top allergens.

We know our product is free-from [the top 8 food allergens]because our entire production facility does not have any of these top allergens present.

SunButter Reviews, Information, and Dairy-Free, Nut-Free Recipes

The Facts on Sunbutter Sunflower Butter

Availability: Sunbutter is widely available in the peanut butter section of many natural and conventional grocery stores in the U.S. and Canada. You can also order it online via Amazon.

Certifications: Sunbutter is Certified Kosher Pareve, Certified Gluten Free, and Non-GMO Verified. They offer a Certified Organic Variety.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Sunbutter is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Sunbutter website at

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Great peanut-free alternative

Rated 4 out of 5
August 20, 2020

When I need to make something peanut-free, I reach for SunButter … or a generic that I’m sure is made by SunButter! It does swap in very well for peanut butter, but can turned baked goods with baking soda green. Because sunflower seeds are a little more bitter, the no sugar is a bit more intense than peanut butter.

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Alisa Fleming

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Rated 5 out of 5
July 9, 2020

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 fantastic in a sunbutter and jelly sandwich, cookies, etc.

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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.