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How to Make Tamari Roasted Sunflower Seeds in a skillet.

Of course you can buy them from the bulk bins, the grocery store see-through dispensaries of myriad granola, beans, grains, flour, dried fruit, and nuts. But I think tamari roasted seeds and nuts are better homemade. They taste fresher and the ingredient list is short. This recipe teaches how to make tamari roasted sunflower seeds in a skillet–at home!

How to Make Tamari Roasted Sunflower Seeds


Sunflower seeds toasting in skillet-- How to Make Tamari Roasted Sunflower Seeds

Tamari is my kitchen’s soy sauce. It’s slightly thicker, with richer, less salty flavor, all around smoother on the tongue. Tamari has umami, and is available wheat-free.

Tamari Roasted sunflower seeds in stovetop skillet

Enliven any nut or seed with tamari following the same method—toast them ‘til they’re golden, then sizzle tamari soy sauce into the hot pan. The tamari dissipates and seasons the seeds at the same time.  It’s that easy.

These delicious and fresh tamari roasted almonds are made the same way–in the skillet.

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4.58 from 7 votes
How to Make Tamari Roasted Sunflower Seeds
How to Make Tamari Roasted Sunflower Seeds in a skillet
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
6 mins

Easy recipe for homemade tamari roasted sunflower seeds. Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings: 1 cup
  1. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, stir the sunflower seeds until the seeds are light golden, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and continue stirring as you dump in the tamari. Almost instantly the tamari evaporates into the hot seeds.


  • Sounds like a snack I need to try. Reply · 10 December, 2013

    • letty

      Thanks Barbara,
      I will make some for you. And the truffles–you will love them!
      Letty Reply · 11 December, 2013

  • Teri Thomas

    So glad to see you using gluten-free tamari. For those of us who are gluten sensitive, every place we can eliminate it helps Reply · 12 December, 2013

    • Letty

      Thanks for the comment. I do post many gf recipes. Reply · 13 December, 2013

  • Ryan

    Thank you for such an awesome, easy, non-oven recipe. My oven is currently out of order, so finding a stove-top option was great. Just finished two batches of Tamari Sunflower Seeds, at a *fraction* of the cost of what I’ve paid in store, *and* more flavoursome (i.e.: I probably used a bit more tamari) than the store version. Snacks for the rest of the week, all done in less than half-an-hour (I include washing up time!). Thank you so much; it’s awesome to be able to make healthy snacks that I can be *guaranteed* are wheat/gluten free. I can’t wait to try more varieties now! Thank you!!! 🙂 Reply · 31 January, 2015

    • Letty

      Thanks Ryan for the note. Yes, less expensive and we know the ingredients vs tamari nuts in the bulk bins. Reply · 1 February, 2015

  • […] Paleoflourish explain how to use Tamari-roasted-pumpkin-seeds HERE A year of slow cooking introduced me to crockpot-roasted-spiced-nuts-recipe which is on my to-do list HERE Letty’s Kitchen explains how to toast sunflower seeds in a skillet HERE […] Reply · 11 January, 2019

  • Susan

    Delicious and easy! I also love Tamari and used the low-sodium organic variety. Thank you for the brilliant recipe! Reply · 31 January, 2019

    • Thank you Susan! Yes amazingly easy! And fresher than ones you can buy pre-seasoned! Reply · 2 February, 2019

  • Jasmyn

    These are soooo good. I only had regular soy sauce but didn’t matter. After I was done making these, I used the recipe with raw pumpkin seeds. Worried that I’m going to eat them all in one sitting though. Reply · 26 January, 2020

    • Thank you Jasmyn! Tamari roasted seeds and nuts are so easy to make in the skillet! Reply · 27 January, 2020

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