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Roasting Sunflower Seeds

November 5, 2015|Posted in: Holidays and Seasons, Let's Eat!, Welcome to My Garden!

Roasting Sunflower Seeds

Roasting Sunflower Seeds

This year G2 and I grew a giant sunflower.  As I mentioned in an earlier post, I had to convince him that it was okay for boys to grow flowers; the giant part helped!  I also told him that his great grandpa was a gardener and grew all kinds of flowers!  So grow one we did and it was a success.  We only grew one and we started it in a little pot in the house in the early Spring.  It got a little too big before we moved it to the garden so it grew with a bent stem.  But we staked it up and it grew big and tall.

We took a couple of pictures along the way.  I went on vacation the week it was in full bloom so G2 and I had to take a selfie with our Giant Sunflower when I got back.  It was a little wilted but that was okay.

In November we cut the bloom from the stalk, harvested the seeds and roasted them!  They turned out pretty yummy!  We wanted to share how we did it so you can roast some of your own.

Here’s What You Need:

  • 4 Cups of Water
  • 1/4 Cup of Salt
  • Raw Sunflower Seeds

Directions:

  1. Pull all of the seeds from the spent sunflower.
  2. Wash and clean the seeds under water.
  3. In a saucepan on the stove combine water, salt and seeds, stirring to dissolve salt.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, use a strainer to drain the water from the seeds.
  6. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  7. Spread the sunflower seeds on a baking pan and roast for 15 to 20 minutes.

All that is left to do is to enjoy a healthy delicious snack!

Growing Tall!

Growing Tall!

Growing Tall!

Harvesting the Seeds.

Harvesting the Seeds

Harvesting the Seeds

Washing the Seeds

Washing the Seeds

Washing the Seeds

Boiling the Seeds with Salt

Boiling the Seeds with Salt

Boiling the Seeds with Salt

Roasting the Seeds

Roasting the Seeds

Roasting the Seeds

Gramma and G2’s Selfie with the Sunflower!

Gramma and G2's Selfie with the Sunflower!

Gramma and G2’s Selfie with the Sunflower!

 

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10 Comments

  1. Kayla
    November 5, 2015

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    I think it’s amazing you harvested your own sunflower seeds! Looks delish, xo!

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    • LoriGraceH
      November 9, 2015

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      We had so much fun doing it Kayla!

  2. Joscelyn | Wifemamafoodie
    November 5, 2015

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    Wow, what a beautiful, giant sunflower! I’ve never actually seen how you harvest sunflowers so I found this post very intriguing! The seeds are so beautiful and are much darker than the ones you see at the store. I need to plant my own flower and harvest fresh seeds next year. It’ll be a great project to do with the kids too! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    • LoriGraceH
      November 9, 2015

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      Thanks Joscelyn, I wish you much success with growing one next year. Your kids will love it!

  3. Bianca
    November 6, 2015

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    How fun! I would love to try that out

    • LoriGraceH
      November 9, 2015

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      You should! It’s so simple.

  4. Caroline @ In Due Time
    November 8, 2015

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    Yum! Sounds delish!

    • LoriGraceH
      November 9, 2015

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      They were pretty tasty!

  5. Katie
    November 8, 2015

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    Sunflower seeds are my absolute favorite! Definitely trying this!

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