We grew sunflowers in with the corn this year. Not many came up, but we got six or seven big ones. I took one of them home and worked on drying the seeds for a snack.
First, I got all of the seeds out. Then, I soaked them in salt water overnight. The next day, I drained off the water, and put them in a bowl. I tossed them with some lemon pepper and EVOO, then put them in the dehydrator on the Nuts and Seeds setting (the second lowest) overnight.
I am actually not a huge fan of sunflower seeds, but The Kid is, and when she saw them, she was dying for them. They made a pint jar, and she ended up making off with half of it. Apparently they were good.
One of the sunflowers is going towards seeds for next year, but the rest will be made into snacks…probably for the kid. 🙂