Sunflower seed flour makes a wonderful low carb, nut-free replacement for almond flour. It’s easy to make your own at home and save money! Great for those with nut allergies.
So I am about to do something I’ve never done before here on All Day I Dream About Food. I am about to post a recipe video. Or rather, a how-to video, because the “recipe” is ridiculously simple. I could easily have told you how to make your finely-ground sunflower seed flour in words and photos. And I am doing that too, as a matter of fact. But it was my first attempt at a video and it was too fun not to share. I won’t lie, though. The editing process was horrible because I’d never used video-editing software before. Now that I am over that first hump, I feel more prepared for the next time. So if you’re hoping to see more instructional low carb videos from me, you’re in luck. I hope to start making them on a regular basis.
Now, why choose sunflower seed flour for my first video? Well, for one thing, it’s straightforward subject matter and I could do the whole thing in a single take. But also because I’ve been wanting to show you this sweet, easy little method for homemade, nut-free low carb flour for a long time. I used to purchase Gerbs Sunflower Seed Meal on Amazon, but it’s on the pricy side and sometimes they don’t carry it. Whereas the seeds themselves are readily available and usually inexpensive. A 4-pack of Bob’s Red Mill sunflower seeds is only $11.39! Bob’s Red Mill Natural Raw Sunflower Seeds, 20-Ounce Packages (Pack of 4)
And then, when I made my favourite Rosemary Parmesan Chia Seed Crackers, I saw how easy it was to get a fine grind with my coffee grinder. But the trick was to get out the bigger seed pieces so all that remains is the finely ground flour. A little sifting in a sieve with relatively large holes solved that. You don’t want too fine a sieve mesh, because the flour won’t go through, but something with a bit of a more open weave works beautifully. Watch the video now!
So what do you do with all your newly ground sunflower seed flour? You get baking, of course! It makes a great allergen-free replacement for almond flour, and can subbed 1 for 1 in most recipes. I have several sunflower seed flour recipes already. And last Christmas, I took my Chocolate Pound Cake recipe and turned it into a low-carb, dairy-free, nut-free bundt cake for our family gathering (my sister is dairy-free). So now that you know how…what are you waiting for? More recipe ideas below!
Sunflower seed flour makes a low carb, nut-free replacement for almond flour. It's easy to make your own at home and save money! Great for those with nut allergies.
- Raw sunflower seeds (I used Bob's Red Mill)
- Coffee Grinder
- Open-mesh sieve the holes need to be big enough for the flour to fall through
- Medium Bowl
Set an open mesh sieve over a medium bowl.
Pour 1 cup of sunflower seeds into your coffee grinder and grind for 10 to 20 seconds. Don't grind too long, or you may end up with sunflower seed butter.
Pour ground seeds into sieve and shake vigorously, then return remaining seed pieces back into coffee grinder. Repeat until almost all the sunflower seeds are finely ground.
1 cup of seeds makes approximately 1 1/4 cups flour.
Store in an airtight bag or container in the fridge or freezer.
Make 5 servings. Each serving has 2.44 g NET CARBS.
Food energy: 165kcal
Total fat: 14.55g
Calories from fat: 130
Total dietary fiber: 3.08g
SUNFLOWER SEED FLOUR RECIPES