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