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  1. Carly

    Did these today the timing was way off based off of the temperature it did not cook like specified took about 30 minutes for each pan… And even then it wasn’t like a typical sunflower seed


  2. Charlene

    This is from the National Sunflower Society website:
    Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread the sunflower seeds evenly on a cookie sheet or shallow pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. The seeds will often develop a small crack down the center as they roast. Test after each stirring to see if the seeds are completely roasted by tasting. After roasting, remove seeds from the oven and allow them to cool completely. Then store the seeds in an airtight container for future snacking.

  3. KAF

    400 is too high. Too many of them burned. Next time I’ll do 325.


  4. S0[email protected]

    Ugh. Guys! Why didn’t y’all warn me about the holes in the shells and the maggots? And hi stay, 400 at 10 minutes is far too high a temp after 20 in hot water, slow and low… maybe I’ll try again next year but I am grossed out.


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  5. GS

    This was terrible advice. Followed instructions step by step, same temps, seeds seemed perfect, exact times…after baking we cracked open a ton of seeds and there was nothing inside (even though they had something inside them before and after boiling. Not sure what happened, however did some sound advice from somewhere else. The seeds need to be completely dried out before attempting anything with them (boiling in salt water and then roasting). Wasted a beautiful head of seeds, so now waiting for my next few sunflowers to finish dropping their petals and drooping over before collecting those ones and starting again.

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