Cookie butter. AKA crack butter.

It’s certainly a delicious treat and makes a wonderful accompaniment to toast, fruit, ice cream, and more.

But there are times when maybe you wanna eat something a little healthier, or want to enjoy something that tastes a little bit less junky. Or maybe you’re the kinda person who is into DIYs. Whatever your reason, you should certainly give this healthier cookie butter recipe a try.

Sweet and spicy like the OG, this homemade cookie butter is just as addictive as store bought, but contains less hydrogenated oils, sugar, artificial ingredients and preservatives. Made with sunflower seed butter or sunflower seeds, it’s rich with healthful polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Now you can take spoonfuls to the face in the name of health.

Healthy Homemade Cookie Butter

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:10-12
  • Easy


  • 1 cup sunflower seed butter or unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoon molasses, maple syrup, or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or sub 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, additional 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 dash salt
Photo by Katherine Baker
  • Step 1

    If using sunflower seeds, pulse seeds in food processor or blender until a smooth paste/nut butter consistency is reached.

    Photo by Katherine Baker
  • Step 2

    Add sunflower seed butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and spices into a bowl. Mix well.

    Photo by Katherine Baker
  • Step 3

    Enjoy on toast, fruit, oatmeal, or ice cream. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

    Photo by Katherine Baker