My sunflower seeds cookies are soft, chewy with a hint of sweetness from the coconut and a soft crunch from the sunflower seeds. I love the texture of sunflower seeds and they not only taste good but they are super healthy too, as they are jam-packed full of nutrients. I have included ground sunflower seeds and whole sunflowers to keep the mild nutty texture, the added sweetness of desiccated coconut. A healthy pick me up treat that I am sure your friends and family will love and they won't realise they are healthy. Super quick and simple to make.

Sunflower seeds are my new favourite super food with so many benefits. I have included a few below after watching a great insightful video on Youtube from Diet4Health where I discovered many more benefits.

  • Good for blood pressure, healthy bones, skin, hair, digestion, reducing stress, immune boosting,
  • High in Vitamin E making them an excellent source for your skin and hair health
  • Great nut free alternative for anyone with nut allergies
  • Anti inflammatory
  • High level of Phytosterols. These Phytosterols have physical properties similar to cholesterol; research has linked them to supporting healthy cholesterol levels.
  • High in protein – 6g protein in a 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds

Ingredients

  • Sunflower Seeds ground – 110g
  • Toasted Sunflower Seeds whole – 50g
  • Desiccated Coconut – 55g
  • Castor Sugar – 100g
  • Egg – 1
  • Unsalted Butter – 115g
  • Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp

Method

  1. HEAT oven to 170˚C
  2. LINE two baking trays with baking paper
  3. TOAST sunflower seeds 10mins
  4. GRIND sunflower seeds
  5. BEAT butter and both sugars together until light and fluffy
  6. ADD in the egg and combine and mix well
  7. ADD in all other ingredients and combine
  8. REST if needed in the frig for 15-30mins
  9. SPOON using a teaspoon small lumps of batter, it will make 16-20 cookies
  10. BAKE for 13-15 mins until the edges are golden brown
  11. COOL on the tray for at least 10 minutes before removing