~ Healthy Recipe ~
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
- 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Pre-heat oven to 160˚C
- 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.
- Let cool (as they will continue to crisp up) and then enjoy!