BSI Sunflower Seeds – Don’t Miss Recipes and a Winner!

Last week I received numerous wonderful sunflower seed recipes, including some from people who don’t have blogs! So this post not only includes the round-up of recipe links and photos, but it also features three never-before online recipes! As you can see, many of us were thinking cookies (not a bad thing), but there many fun ideas. Read on for the recipes, winner, and the announcement of next week’s BSI host(ess)!

Curious about the Blogger Secret Ingredient Event? See this post on Biggest Diabetic Loser 


First off, my two contributions to the event were:

Sweet Asian Sunflower Slaw (mayo-free!) at One Frugal Foodie

asian slaw


Slightly Sweet Sunflower-Pecan Butter with Dice Apples at Dairy-Free & Fit

sunflower spread


Now, from all of you wonderful bloggers and viewers I received …

Raw Vegan Vanilla Sun-Butter Balls from Love Veggies and Yoga

raw sunflower seed balls


Collard Wraps with Raw Sunflower Pate from The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen


Fudge Sunny Bunnies from Affairs of Living


Peanut-Free Sunbutter Satay Sauce also from Affairs of Living


Honey Sunflower and Flax Seed Bread from Part of the Whole


Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies from Dinner at Christina’s


Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies from Making Food and Stuff


Since Katie at MF&S didn’t have the recipe posted, she sent it in for me to share with you here. Thanks Katie!

Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies

  • 1 cups plus 2 T flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Baking Mix)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 tablespoons sunflower seed butter
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed, mixed with 1 1/2 T warm water
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ tsp vanilla


1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Mix flaxseed with 1 1/2 T warm water and let sit for 15 min, until thickened.
2.  Mix flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.   Set aside.
3.  Mix Sunflower seed butter with sugar, vanilla and “flax egg”.  Mix until just combined. 
4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, half at a time, and stir until just combined. 
5. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.  Press down with fork, making cross hatches.  Bake for 10-12 min (less if you want soft cookies).
6. Cool on wire rack.


And here are a couple of fantastic non-blogged entries (and recipes) …

Sunflower Seed Fudge from Viewer Geri

  • 1 1/2 cup Organic ground sunflower Seeds
  • 1 Cup Organic Sunflower seed Butter
  • 1 Cup Organic Coconut, dry shredded fine
  • 1/4 Cup Agave syrup
  • pinch Sea salt

Mix, should be like cookie doug. If to wet to form in a ball, add more ground seeds or coconut! If to dry, add a little  more agave! play with it!

Mix, Pat into a pan about 1 inch deep, Chill Cut and eat!

May add dark Chocolate powder or Carob to taste.


Tropical Snack Mix from Viewer Amy

  • 1 lb dried pineapple
  • 1 cup golden raisin
  • 1 cup almonds (whole or slivered)
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seed
  • 3/4 cup unpopped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free margarine
  • 1 cup brown sugar (or less if you like)
  • cinnamon, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Pop the popcorn on the stove or skillet. DO NOT air pop.
  2. Pour into a large bowl that you can seal and let the popcorn cool.
  3. Add pineapple, raisins, almonds, and sunflower seeds to popcorn. Stir thoroughly.
  4. While popcorn is cooling, melt butter and mix in brown sugar and cinnamon to taste.
  5. Boil for 1 minute only.
  6. Remove from heat and add flax seed and vanilla; mix well.
  7. Pour over the popcorn mixture and use a rubber spatula to mix from the bottom up, like folding in ingredients. The seeds tend to fall to the bottom.
  8. Let dry and enjoy. Makes a big bowl.


Wow, a serious thank you goes out to all of these fabulous entries. I plan to try every single one! Nonetheless, I had to select a winner.

Congratulations to …

Geri for the Sunflower Seed Fudge Recipe (above)

You have won the entire Sweet Vegan E-Book Collection! It will be emailed to you directly. That recipe is just too cool, and going to the top of my list to trial.

But, because all of the entries were so fabulous, I have negotiated honorable mention prizes for each of the remaining entrants! If you submitted a recipe, simply select any one of the Sweet Vegan eBooks and it will be sent to you!

Now, for those of you who are anxiously awaiting the announcement for Week #77 of Blogger Secret Ingredient, the hostess will be …

Kim at Affairs of Living

Head over and check out this week’s surprise ingredient!

16 thoughts on “BSI Sunflower Seeds – Don’t Miss Recipes and a Winner!

  1. Alisa – thank you so much for hosting this week – I really appreciate it and sorry I wasn’t able to participate!

  2. oh my heavens, all of those look amazing! off to get myself some of the recipes

  3. Congrats to Kim and I would gladly eat her creation, or any of the submissions, any day! And Alisa, you rock for organizing all of this! And if you’re serious about an ebook….I will take the Pies/Mission Impossible. It was a hard call between all of the other FUN books that Hannah has but thank you!!!

    Life’s extremely psycho crazy but kinda in a good way for me LOL Anyway nothing to report in with but just keeping the train moving along is a full time job!

    Thanks for being amazing!

  4. Congrats to the winner! What a great round up of recipes, who knew sunflowers could be used in such a variety!?

  5. Wow, such competition! how’d you pick one?!?! The fudge looks fantastic and i just added raw sunflower seeds to my grocery list to make those collared wraps.

    I have the Wicked Treats ebook (which is GREAT!) and it was really hard to pick. I think I want the pies book though. or the lunchobox…nope the pies. Definitely the Pies.

    Thanks for hosting! I’m new to the BSI game, but I look forward to playing more!

  6. I am so so sorry I missed it, I did have every intention and the weekend slipped by!

  7. Amy

    Thank you for your generosity (I posted the Tropical Snack Mix). I would love the A La Mode e-book. We are both gluten and dairy free here.

  8. Yummmmm! Beautiful pics…..and food!! I haven’t made any fun recipes with sunflower seeds yet, but it’s my next venture! Your post def makes me want to get on that ASAP =)

    Sorry I missed the contest.

    Congrats to the winner!!!

  9. Great creations with sunflower seeds, very cool!

  10. This is an awesome round-up! I would have never thought that sunflower seeds could be used in so many ways. I do have some sample packs of sunbutter sitting here…I think that bread is going to have to be made.

  11. Geri Tucker

    Thank you! Thank you!
    I love dairy free cooking and love to share recipes with others!! I look forward to receiving my gift! I am so elated! Thank you! I can not wait to try all of these recipes!

  12. Wow, i’ve never seen so many sunflower-seed recipes before, hahah! people sure do get creative with these seeds. that’s amazing!

  13. Wow, I have a bag of sunflower seeds, now I know what do to with it 🙂 They look all so yummie.

  14. Wow! Both of these recipes look amazing! Yum! I’m wondering about your food processor! I found mine at Walmart ( for about $8 (contrary to Amazons 2x the price one). I’ve had it for 3 years and it’s worked great……however it has a real tough time with making nut butters etc and never grinds them up the whole way….I always end up with chunky! Which is yours and does it make smooth nut butters? What else does it do? And how much does it make at a time?

  15. Thank you for being a “hub” for all these recipes. I’m so grateful that I found them all in one place! I will be trying the “Sunflower Seed Fudge” soon with raw and soaked sunflower seed butter.

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