Fun with Sunflowers

This fall my sister-in-law grew some sunflowers. Her family had fun making sunflower seeds with some of the dried sunflower heads. Growing up, my dad did this a few times so I thought I would give it a try. My sister-in-law gave me a sunflower head along with some instrctions to try it out.

Salted Sunflower Seeds


Here is what you will need:

  • A dried sunflower head
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Container to store the seeds

Rub the seeds off of the sunflower. I ended up with about 4 1/2 cups of seeds. Put them in enough water to cover the seeds, and add 1/4 cup of sea salt. I like a light salt taste. If you like, you could add 1/2 cup of sea salt. Stir it around and let it sit for about 24 hours.


After about 24 hours passes, drain water from the seeds.


Pour wet seeds on cookie sheet. Heat oven to 350°.


Place in oven and bake for 1 hour.


Let cool and enjoy!


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