UN-Peanut Butter Frosting – Allergy Friendly!

I would be lying if I said I didn’t miss peanut butter. Since discovering my daughter has a peanut allergy (+dairy and egg allergies), we avoid it for her safety.

SUNBUTTER FROSTING (24 OF 32) The day we discovered that we could substitute our beloved peanut butter with sunbutter was a blessed, happy day I tell ya! Sunbutter is made the same way peanut butter is, but from sunflower seeds; and despite how weird that sounds at first, it is REALLY yummy! It’s also way more expensive…but…really yummy! ;)

SUNBUTTER FROSTING (32 OF 32) Technically we could use almond butter, since she hasn’t reacted to small baked in amounts yet, but while she is young and still hyper sensitive to forming new allergies… Sunbutter it is!

It’s also the key ingredient to my {UN} Peanut Butter Frosting.  SUNBUTTER FROSTING (11 OF 32) - title

{liiiiick}

Oh sorry. I was just licking the screen and remembering how yummo this was when I made it. Seriously! This stuff is SO good!

Here’s the recipe…

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Allergy Friendly – Un-Peanut Butter Frosting

(peanut and dairy free)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup dairy free margarine, chilled (we use Earth Balance)
1/4 c. shortening, chilled (we use Crisco sticks)
1/4 c. Sunbutter, chilled (has to be refrigerated anyway)
2 TBSP. dairy free milk (We use Silk 80 calorie Coconut Milk)
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar 
 

Blend margarine, shortening and Sunbutter together with electric mixer until combined. Add milk and powdered sugar in 1/2 cup increments. Adjust amount of powdered sugar if needed to achieve a frosting that is light and fluffy, yet stiff enough to hold up on a cake. Mix until combined and then whip on high for about 2-3 minutes to get maximum fluffiness.

Makes enough to frost a dozen cupcakes, two dozen mini cupcakes, or a sheet cake. Double or triple the recipe for a layer cake.

Frosting can be kept at room temperature, but it keeps better and for longer when refrigerated.

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If you choose to pipe on your frosting, it should frost almost 1 1/2 dozen cupcakes. That is…if you tend to pipe generously like me. ;)

  SUNBUTTER FROSTING (9 OF 32) Is there any other way? I say nay.

Speaking of mini cupcakes. I made mine using the Milk Allergy Mom’s recipe found HERE. I have used it a bazillion times and I love it!

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I pipe using a large Wilton tip and a gallon zip lock freezer bag snipped at the corner. No fancy pants methods up in here. ;)

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Then, I throw a little sprinkles party for the cupcakes…because a cupcake isn’t a cupcake until it has sprinkles, according to my kids.

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Mm. mmmm. A super delicious un-peanut buttery party for your mouth that makes you not miss peanut butter anymore! Well..mostly. ;)

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Comments

  1. says

    Um. Thank you!! Two of my kids have peanut allergies and it has been so tough for my husband to adjust to life without PB….and I’ll admit, it’s been hard for me too. :) Anyway, it’ll be so nice to have a peanut free frosting to try out for the next b.day party–these look delish!

  2. says

    My daughter has had the exact same allergies since she was 6 months and she is nearly 7 now. I have only met 1 other child with this trio. I will try your recipe for sure. She eats this type of sunflower seed butter from Trader Joes for lunch at school most days. :-).

    • says

      Yes! I used to make peanut butter that way sometimes. My blender is not very nice so it turns out really chunky ;). It also doesn’t keep quite as long, but yes thank you for mentioning that. Great tip!

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