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apple carrot seed pate:
  2 tablespoons apple fiber powder
    or 1 tablespoon whole apple powder
  2 teaspoons carrot powder
  1/8 cup non roasted sunflower seed butter (*boiled sunflower seed
    butter is preferred, it has a milder flavor)
  1 teaspoon oil
  1 teaspoon sugar (use 2 teaspoons if apple is low sweetness or tart,
    use 2 teaspoons sugar if using apple fiber powder instead of apple
    powder)
  1 pinch salt
Put all ingredients into a mixing and/or portion bowl and mix.

Warm in microwave oven if desired, about 20 seconds.

Apple/carrot/sunflower seed pate looks a good bit like roasted peanut butter.

Sweet and flavorful enough to be a dessert.


* Boiled sunflower seed butter: A convenient way to make sunflower seed butter is to use a blender that is made with a blender jar being a lidded storage container. If the blender jar is 1 cup or so it takes up little space in the fridge. The seed butter can be made in a batch and used as needed for, I suppose, a month or so.

Fill a high speed processor or blender perhaps one-half full with non roasted sunflower seeds. Add enough canola oil to fill about 2 thirds of the air space in the seeds. Process until smooth.

Put 2 tablespoons of the butter into a small bowl and mix in 1 teaspoon water.

Microwave until fully boiling, maybe 1 minute and 20 seconds in a 1000 watt microwave. The heating removes bitterness, the water is necessary for the microwaves to be absorbed.
 


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