Tamari Roasted Sunflower Seeds

"A major addiction. I have these all the time at my favorite natural food restaurants around town. Good alone, or on salads, sandwiches, in trail mix, etc. An important note: be certain you start off with fresh sunflower seeds."
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Ready In:
2 cups


  • 2 cups raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 tablespoon bland oil (corn, safflower, etc.)
  • 14 teaspoon salt-free garlic powder
  • 12 teaspoon salt-free onion powder
  • 14 teaspoon cayenne (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Toss all the ingredients together thoroughly in a mixing bowl.
  • Arrange and spread the seed mixture on a large baking sheet.
  • Roast for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until sunflower seeds are medium brown on all sides and all the tamari has evaporated. *WATCH* roasting process carefully.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool. Store in airtight container.

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  1. Everyone at school loves this snack. Be prepared to share. Thankyou!
  2. I started with just half the recipe because I wasn't sure about the tamari. But once they cooled and I started sampling, I coudn't quit. I'm going to make more of these for my daughter at college. They'll make a good snack for her. Thanks!
  3. Wow, these were really good! Thank goodness for Recipezaar's link on ingredients. I had no idea what tamari was. I didn't have any so I substituted regular soy sauce. They were just a little on the salty side, so I am assuming that tamari must have less sodium than regular soy sauce. I cautiously added only 1/8 tsp of cayenne but after tasting them before placing in the oven I decided that the full 1/4 didn't make them too hot. I buy my sunflower seeds in bulk and the rest of the ingredients were something I had on hand so I would guess that these cost only pennies to make. Wonderful cheap, healthier alternative to prepackaged snack mixes. I am going to try adding these to a trail mix type of recipe I think they would add a wonderful flavor to it. Can't say enough good things about these they deserve more than 5 stars



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