Honey & Cinnamon Sunflower Seeds

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Nuts & Seeds are a fantastic snack.  They’re perfect for on-the-go fitting easily into a pocket, bag or lunchbox.  They also make a fantastic topping for salads and yogurt by adding an awesome crunch. 

I do feel, however, that nuts often get all the glory and that seeds can be overlooked ;).

Packets of seeds will last for a while in a cool dry pantry or fridge so I often have a few packets on hand to add to my meals (or take for a snack) when needed.

Sometimes though, I feel like something that’s a little bit “extra”.   Hence.. the addition of honey and cinnamon.  Although I used sunflower seeds in this recipe, I’d imagine it works with a range of different types (even nuts) so feel free to try it with whatever you have in your pantry right now (and let me know how it goes!).

Fun Fact – Packed into the little seeds are a wide variety of nutrients including B-Vitamins predominantly Niacin (B3) and Folate (B9), magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, Vitamin E and don’t forget the fibre, poly and monounsaturated fats and small amounts of protein.

Bottom line, all food will contain nutrients but if I was someone that used the word 'superfood', a food like sunflower seeds would be exactly that ;) . 

Note: For allergies & intolerances these honey & cinnamon sunflower seeds are free from dairy, lactose, gluten, wheat, eggs, dairy, peanuts and tree nuts. 

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Honey & Cinnamon Sunflower Seeds

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 7 minutes
  • Total time: 12 minutes
  • Serves: 5

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 160˚C
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix to evenly coat the sunflower seeds.  Pour onto a lined baking tray and bake for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Let cool (as they will continue to crisp up) and then enjoy!

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