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Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies (vegan)

Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies made with Sunbutter! These soft cookies are 100% whole grain, vegan and have no refined sugar. A treat you can indulge in without guilt!

Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies made with Sunbutter! These soft cookies are 100% whole grain, vegan and have no refined sugar. A treat you can indulge in without guilt!

Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies

Here is another dessert recipe from my 30-day Real Food diet!

It’s rare to find a cookie without white or brown sugar, since sugar plays such a significant roll in the structure and texture of baked goods, but you won’t even know it’s missing in these cookies.

Likewise, there are no eggs or egg substitutes in these cookies, but they’re so soft and chewy you can’t tell the difference.

Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies made with Sunbutter! These soft cookies are 100% whole grain, vegan and have no refined sugar. A treat you can indulge in without guilt!

Sunflower seed butter is one of the new food discoveries I made while on the diet and I just love it. I use SunButter brand and I’ve found that Target is the most inexpensive place to buy it in my area, but Trader Joe’s also carries their own brand.

I like these cookies best topped with pumpkin seeds. It might make more sense to top them with sunflower seeds since that’s the star ingredient, but I’ve tried them with everything from nuts to flax seeds and there’s just something about the color and crunch of pumpkin seeds that grabs me – and has me reaching for another cookie.

Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies made with Sunbutter! These soft cookies are 100% whole grain, vegan and have no refined sugar. A treat you can indulge in without guilt!

Do not be alarmed if after 12 hours the cookies begin to turn a beautiful velvet green from the inside out. The first time I made these I freaked out and thought they had been overtaken by some sort of super mold.

After some quick research, I found that it’s simply a chemical reaction between the baking soda and natural properties in sunflower seeds. They’re great for a naturally green St. Patrick’s day! 🙂

Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies made with Sunbutter! These soft cookies are 100% whole grain, vegan and have no refined sugar. A treat you can indulge in without guilt!

If you love sunflower seed butter as much as I do, definitely try these SunButter No Bake Energy Bites. They’re also lightly sweetened with maple syrup and taste like an oatmeal cookie!

SunButter No Bake Energy Bites: healthy snack balls that taste like oatmeal cookies with no refined sugar! #cleaneating #realfood | Kitchen Gidget

If clean eating desserts are what you’re looking for, check out my Chocolate Maple Torte. It’s rich and fudgy cake with no refined sugar. Plus, it’s easy to make!

Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies made with Sunbutter! These soft cookies are 100% whole grain, vegan and have no refined sugar. A treat you can indulge in without guilt!

Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies (vegan)

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These vegan cookies are whole grain and contain no refined sugar!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup natural sunflower seed butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons olive
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raw hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas) OR sunflower seeds (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the sunflower seed butter, maple syrup, oil and extract until well combined. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Roll a tablespoon of dough into a ball and dip top into pumpkin seeds, if desired. Place on prepared cookie sheet and flatten to about 1/3 of an inch. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool on pan for 2 minutes before removing to wire rack.
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    Vanitha

    Saturday 11th of February 2017

    Lovely! A nice variation of peanut butter cookies and egg free too; can I use honey instead of maple syrup?

    Rebekah

    Saturday 11th of February 2017

    You sure can! I'm just a huge maple fan. :-)

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    Hannah

    Tuesday 6th of May 2014

    I made these tonight with dark chocolate chips instead of pumpkin seeds (delish)

    Rebekah | The Kitchen Gidget

    Tuesday 6th of May 2014

    Great idea--I never even thought about adding chocolate!

    Regina A

    Sunday 16th of March 2014

    Can you make me a batch and mail them to my home?