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Healthy Roasted Thyme Sunflower Seeds

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I have friend with an extreme nut allergy. Added to that, she’s also allergic to coconut, so you can imagine that finding foods that we can both munch on it tricky to say the least.

That is until I created these crispy, crunchy, munchy, moreish sunflower seeds. Roasting them gives them an amazing deep nutty flavour and the ghee and thyme really make the flavour pop.

Sunflower seeds are keto-friendly and high in magnesium. They are also a fantastic source of vitamin E and can improve your lipid profile.

So, for your nut challenged friends, you’re welcome. Enjoy!

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Nutritional values (per serving, 1/4 cup/ 28 g/ 1 oz)

Net carbs4 grams
Protein7.3 grams
Fat19.9 grams
Calories222 kcal

Calories from carbs 7%, protein 13%, fat 80%

Total carbs7 gramsFiber3 gramsSugars0.9 gramsSaturated fat2.7 gramsSodium147 mg(6% RDA)Magnesium114 mg(29% RDA)Potassium240 mg(12% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 cups)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 170 °C/ 340 °F (fan assisted), or 190 °C/ 375 °F (conventional).
    Healthy Roasted Thyme Sunflower Seeds
  2. Melt the ghee in the microwave, carefully. Place the sunflower seeds, thyme and salt into a bowl. Pour over melted ghee and mix thoroughly until well coated.
    Healthy Roasted Thyme Sunflower Seeds
  3. Spread out onto a lined baking tray. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, stirring regularly to prevent burning. You want to take the seeds just a touch past your usual point, until they’re well browned, it really enhances the end result.
    Healthy Roasted Thyme Sunflower Seeds
  4. Store in a covered jar, covered, for up to 1 month.
    Healthy Roasted Thyme Sunflower Seeds

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1/4 cup/ 28 g/ 1 oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Sunflower seeds
4 g7.3 g18 g204 kcal
Ghee
0 g0 g1.9 g17 kcal
Thyme, fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 1/4 cup/ 28 g/ 1 oz
4 g7.3 g19.9 g222 kcal
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An accomplished home cook who was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease eight years ago, Naomi started to explore the connection between healthy, whole food and her symptoms, and a new love was born.

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Comments (2)

Anxious to try this and I have some roasted unsalted sunflower seeds on hand. It doesn’t make clear whether these are fine or they need to be raw seeds.

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It's better to use raw seeds. What you can do is to bake them for only about 5 minutes (instead of 20 minutes).

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