Savory snacks are hard to come by, but these smokey roasted sunflower seeds totally hit the spot. They’re super easy to make and keeping a jar on hand is helpful when you’re ravenous and on the go. A handful or two, a hardboiled egg and some fresh veggies equals lunch – or one heck of a power snack.
Sunflower seeds are high in vitamin E and Copper, low in carbs and surprisingly high in protein (29 grams in 1 cup). Plus, they’re a great alternative to nuts.
So, make a batch – or a double batch – and reach for this no-sugar snack when needed. Guilt free, full of smokey bbq flavor.
Power Snack: Savory Smokey Roasted Sunflower Seeds
GLUTEN, GRAIN, SOY AND DAIRY FREE
VEGAN • PALEO
YIELDS ABOUT 1 PINT
1 cup (5oz) raw sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon garlic granules
¼ teaspoon onion granules
- Preheat oven to 300° F. On a small rimmed baking sheet, add sunflower seeds. Roast for 10 minutes.
- Pour toasted sunflower seeds into a small bowl. Add liquid smoke, salt, garlic and onion granules; stir to combine.
- Raise oven temp to 325°. Return mixture to a lined baking sheet, bake an additional 7 minutes. Allow sunflower seeds to fully cool before storing in a sealed jar.
Quick Tips: Liquid smoke makes these sunnies sing. I prefer the brand Living Nutritionals All-Natural Pure Liquid Smoke, as it’s made in the most natural way. Hickory and mesquite are burned at a low temp. The smoke is captured and diverted into a tunnel. Then, a stream of distilled water is channeled through picking up the smoke flavor. The liquid is then filtered, removing any sediment. No additional ingredients or additives are used.