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 grains, and who also have nut allergy and cannot use alternative flours like almond flour (or almond meal).
This sunflower seed meal can be substituted for almond meal in most recipes.
I find it is best to toast raw sunflower seed kernels (or purchase pre-toasted unsalted) for making sunflower seed meal. Raw kernels do not make as fine a meal as the toasted ones. Also, toasting brings out the nuttier, richer flavor of the kernels.
How-To Make Sunflower Seed Flour or Meal for Baking
1. Toast your raw sunflower kernels. You can learn how to toast sunflower kernels here.
2. Once the kernels 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.