Wandering the aisles of Trader Joe’s the other day, I was looking for something new to try. When I saw the unsweetened sunflower butter, I got pretty excited. I’ve had sunflower butter before and LOVED it, but I had not tried theirs. After seeing that the only ingredients were sunflower seeds and salt, I knew I had to get it.
If you haven’t guessed already, I’m a big fan of figuring out how to make tasty treats healthy. I have a massive sweet tooth that I have no plans to suppress. My theory is, why cut things out when you can just make them better for you? So that was the plan with the sunflower butter! I wanted to make a rich, chocolate, sunflower seed-y cookie to satisfy my sweet tooth without the crap. And that’s where these Sunflower Butter Brownie Bites come into play!
Sunflower Butter Benefits
One of the primary reasons this spread is becoming more popular in these days is due to the increasing instances of nut allergies. Since it’s made from sunflower seeds, it’s the perfect option for someone who has to avoid nuts. Additionally, sunflower butter is chalk full of healthy, unsaturated fats to keep you energized and full! This tasty spread also contains loads of vitamin E. Vitamin E is essential for cellular health and nerve health. It’s also an incredibly potent antioxidant! This non-nut butter contains loads of magnesium as well. Magnesium is a mineral important for nerve and muscle function. It’s also vital for regulating sleep patterns and stress management. Basically, sunflower butter is a nutritional powerhouse, and tastes amazing too! That’s exactly why I decided to use it as the base for my Sunflower Butter Brownie Bites!
These babies are easy, healthy, and oh-so tasty! They’re the perfect treat for any family gathering, special event, or afternoon snack. But be warned, they won’t last very long in a house full of chocolate lovers! My last batch were gone in just a few days!