Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Low Carb)



Sunflower seed flour is a great option for people who have nut allergies but still want to bake low carb. I’ve had some fun playing around with it recently, and it results in very tender, delicious baked goods. You can play up the sunflower flavor, as in these cookies, or hide it behind chocolate or other strong flavors. Just be forewarned – the chlorophyll in the sunflower seeds sometimes reacts with leavening agents like baking soda or baking powder and gives the baked goods a greenish hue. My first batch of these sunbutter chocolate chip cookies had baking soda and turned distinctly green. The second batch had just a little baking powder and they stayed nice and brown!

(10 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5)
Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Low Carb)


  • 1 cup sunflower seed flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Sun Butter (make sure to mix in the oil well) or other sunflower seed butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Swerve Sweetener or other erythritol based sweetener
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sugar free chocolate chips such as Lily’s


  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together sunflower seed flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, beat Sunbutter with butter until well combined. Beat in sweetener, egg and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop dough into 1 inch balls and space 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets (these cookies will spread a bit).
  5. Press each ball down with the heel of your hand into about a 1/2 inch thick circle. Bake 15 to 18 minutes (switching position of pans halfway through), until just golden brown and just set in the center.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

Yield: Makes 16 Cookies (One per Serving).

Cholesterol: 7mg

Food energy: 128kcal

Total fat: 11.27g

Calories from fat: 101

Carbohydrate: 4.9g

Protein per serving: 3.55g

Total dietary fiber: 1.82g

Sodium per serving: 111mg

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4 years ago

You forgot to say to combine the wet and dry ingredients. Luckily I noticed the flour bowl sitting in the other counter before I or it in the oven. They are baking now, hope they turn out.

5 years ago

what is sun butter

Christine Astarita
Christine Astarita
6 years ago

can i substitute coconut flour for the sunflower seed flour?

Laura Raab
Laura Raab
7 years ago

Definitely going to try making these. I found directions for making sunflower seed flour. To make 1 cup flour, pulse 1 cup raw seeds in a blender until it is the consistency of flour. You may need to occasionally sift the partially ground seeds and re-grind the larger ones until all are ground so as to avoid making sesame butter.

8 years ago

I’d love to know about subbing almond/coconut flour. I have sunflower seed butter already but no flour.

8 years ago

Can coconut oil be used in place of the butter?

8 years ago

I do not have sunflower flour. Would I be able to sub almond flour?

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