So am I the last one around to know about sunflower seed butter? I found it a couple of weeks ago. Although cashew and almonds butters are delicious, the sunflower seed butter was half the price. Let’s face it, cooking allergy free gets very expensive, so when I can save a little I do.

3 Ingredient Sunflower Seed Butter & Date Cookies

So when I got done just eating this newly found treasure by the spoonful, I decided that I should fine a new way of eating it. I had already been tossing around the idea of a different kind of nut or seed butter cookie. I decided to try just sunflower seed butter and dates. Hmm needed just a little something… Yes you guessed it, vanilla.

3 Ingredient Cookies

There you have it… A three ingredient cookie that is also nut free. They are also one of the closest things you will have to a peanut butter cookie.  So delicious!!


3 Ingredient Sunflower Seed Butter and Date Cookies (Paleo/ Gluten Free/ Vegan/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Nut Free)

1 c. pitted dates

1 c. sunflower seed butter (or desired seed or nut (if not allergic to nuts) butter)

2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Soak dates in boiling water for five minutes, then drain water and place dates into food processor. Add in sunflower seed butter and vanilla. Pulse until mixed and pureed.

Roll dough into one inch balls and place onto parchment paper lined baking try. Press cookies down with fork in a criss cross pattern. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool five minutes.

Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies

Makes approximately 24 cookies. Store in a sealed container on the counter for up to five days. Freezes well.


Shared On: Mix It Up Monday, Fat Tuesday, Waste Not Want Not, Allergy Free Wednesday, Gluten Free Fridays, Healthy Vegan Fridays, Savoring Saturdays, Sunday Fitness and Food.


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20 comments on “3 Ingredient Sunflower Seed Butter and Date Cookies (Paleo/ Gluten Free/ Vegan/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Nut Free)”

  1. Oh, I need to try these! I have been eating sunflower seed butter by the spoonful too, and I love that it is much cheaper than nut butters. Definitely going to make these this weekend! Thanks for such an easy, healthy recipe 🙂

  2. These sound tasty and healthy! Thanks for sharing them with us at Savoring Saturdays, Sandi! I’m featuring them at this weekend’s party. 🙂

    • It is very simple! I can’t have peanut butter and sunflower seed butter tastes the closest to peanut butter. And its much less expensive than buying almond and cashew butters.

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