Super seeds + bonus sunflower butter recipe

By November 28, 2017Recipes

Sick of nuts? Or just plain anaphylactic to them? These seeds are just the solution you’re taste buds have been looking for. Nutritionally – seeds are similar to nuts, so you can sub them into your snack rotation at a similar portion. All the recipes below just happen to be gluten-free and dairy-free (yes, even the cheesy ones!)


3 variations..

Crunchy cheesy seeds

  • 1 cup mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, chia, poppy, quinoa)
  • 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast flakes
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp fine grain salt
  • 1 tbsp. EVOO

Salt + vinegar sprinkles

  • 1 cup mixed seeds
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp fine grain salt

Tamari sprinkles

  • 1 cup mixed seeds
  • 1 tbsp. Tamari / soy sauce


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180°C, and line a shallow oven tray with baking paper
  2. Add your seeds to a medium-sized mixing bowl along with the flavourings listed below the seed recipe you want to create.
  3. Stir seeds to get a good coverage of the flavourings
  4. Pour seeds onto the baking tray in a single layer, and roast until starting to turn golden. This is not the time to walk away – they can burn quickly!
  5. Once cool, these seeds store well in glass jars for several weeks


Sun Butter Spread – a must-try if you love 100% nut butters

  • 250g sunflower seeds –> roast in a single layer, on baking paper in a moderate oven. Cool, then blitz in a high-powered blender with ingredients below.
  • 1-2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ – 1 tsp. salt  (taste your mix before adding the full tsp)