This simple method for How-To Make Sunflower Seed Flour or Sunflower Seed Meal for Baking can be a huge bonus for individuals who need to avoid all grains, and who also have nut allergy and cannot use alternative flours like almond flour (or almond meal) like so many Paleo and grain-free recipes call for.
This sunflower seed meal can be substituted for almond meal in most recipes.
I find it is best to toast raw sunflower seeds (or purchase pre-toasted unsalted) seeds for making sunflower seed meal. Raw seeds do not make as fine a meal as the toasted seeds. Also, toasting brings out the nuttier, richer flavor of the seeds.
How-To Make Sunflower Seed Flour or Meal for Baking
1. Toast your raw sunflower seeds. You can learn how to toast sunflower seeds here.
2. Once the seeds are toasted and completely cooled, place them in the bowl of your food processor and blend until they are a fine meal consistency and resemble graham cracker crumbs.
3. Store the sunflower meal in an airtight container up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
4. Use in recipes in place of almond meal (also called almond flour).
Sunflower Seed Meal is used in my No Bake Brownie Bites, too!
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