Breadsticks with Sunflower Seeds

Breadsticks with Sunflower Seeds

Try fooodlove’s whole wheat breadsticks recipe to try out a snack perfect for nibbling, for lunchboxes, and even for the dinner party table.

  • 22 servings
  • 1 hr 10 mins
  • 93 kcal
  • DF VG VE
Breadsticks with Sunflower Seeds

This whole wheat breadsticks recipe is what we use to keep hunger at bay in our house! Instead of a bag of crisps, we’ll nibble on a wholegrain breadstick whilst watching TV, or whilst dinner cooks in the oven. They’re a healthy snack that satisfy my need to nibble, without ruining my appetite. I use them to help steer away from unhealthy treats whilst watching TV.

They’re also great to put on the table at a dinner party instead of bread rolls, or to go with a meze / antipasti-style meal. Wrap parma ham around the end for a tasty starter, or serve a dip or two to accompany the breadsticks - they go perfectly with my Spicy Feta Dip. Called “kritsinia” in Greek, they are a popular snack at all times of the day. They’re even enjoyed with a coffee at breakfast time. Similar to Italian grissini breadsticks, the kritsinia will be crunchy and biscuity, with that breadstick ‘snap’. If you prefer a crunchy exterior but soft inside, make your breadsticks thicker.


  • For the topping


You can use corn or seed oil for a lighter taste.

You can substitute wine with 100ml water and 1 tbsp vinegar.


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You will need about 1 hour 10 minutes to make 22 servings of this recipe, which has approximately 93 calories each. Make sure you have all the ingredients and follow these 8 simple steps. If you have any questions, send me an email and I’d be more than happy to help!

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Breadsticks with Sunflower Seeds

Ever find yourself reaching for a bag of crisps when you know that dinner is in the oven, but feel you just can’t wait twenty minutes more?! I definitely do! This recipe for whole wheat breadsticks (kritsinia in Greek) is the perfect, healthier substitute.

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Jamie29 Aug, 22 @ 8:40am

Can I substitute wine with something non alcoholic?

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Sevi29 Aug, 22 @ 11:35am

@Jamie you can substitute wine with 100ml of water and 1 tbsp vinegar. 😊

Linda18 May, 23 @ 7:48pm

What is the purpose of the wine vinegar in the recipe? I am trying to learn cooking chemistry and understand the reasons for certain ingredients.

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Sevi20 May, 23 @ 2:03pm

@Linda the acidity in the wine (or vinegar) helps to make the breadsticks crispier. 😊

Theodora25 Jul, 23 @ 3:38am

Can I brush the breadsticks with egg white so the sunflowers seeds stick better? I wonder if the taste changes?

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Sevi29 Jul, 23 @ 2:58pm

@Theodora I haven’t tried it myself, but I think it’s definitely possible! I don’t believe the egg white would change the flavor of the breadsticks. If you decide to give it a go, I’d love to know how it turns out! 😊

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