Sunflower Butter and Apple Rice Cake (Vegan, Nut-Free)

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We love sunflower butter and apple rice cakes because they make the perfect breakfast, mid-afternoon snack and even dessert!

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

Many opt for sunflower butter as it's not only peanut free, but tree nut and top 8 food allergen free. With 3 pounds of sunflowers needed to make one jar, it provides 27% of daily recommended vitamin E intake, 4 g fiber and 7 g protein for each 2 tablespoon serving! While traditional advice for saving the skin was based mainly on its fiber content (an average apple provides 4.5 grams), there’s a growing body of research to suggests it's actually the polyphenols in the peel—non-digestible compounds capable of doing everything from increasing sexual pleasure to reducing cholesterol—that are responsible for the apple’s doctor defense. But the health a-peel doesn’t stop there: Cutting edge new research suggests that polyphenols can also promote the growth of friendly bacteria in the gut that aids rapid weight loss.

By Nikki Nies, MS,RD, LD

Sunflower Butter and Apple Rice Cake (Vegan, Nut-Free)

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: n/a
  • Servings: 1

Ingredients

1 tablespoon sunflower butter
1/4 of an apple, thinly sliced
1 rice cake
Sprinkle of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Spread sunflower butter on rice cake, top with apple slices, and sprinkle with cinnamon!
  2. Enjoy as a snack or an easy breakfast on the go!
Spread sunflower butter on rice cake, top with apple slices, and sprinkle with cinnamon! Enjoy as a snack or an easy breakfast on the go!

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:
Calories: 170; Total Fat: 10 g; Saturated Fat: 3 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 95 mg; Potassium: 59 mg; Carbohydrate: 20 g;  Fiber: 3 g; Sugar: 4 g; Protein: 1 g
Nutrition Bonus:
Vitamin C: 2%; Vitamin A: 12%; Iron: 3%; Calcium: 6%;
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