Photo: Raymond Hom
Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
Don't toss those seeds! With a bit of seasoning and a little honey, you can make a sweet and spicy snack with a satisfying crunch. Pumpkin seeds (or pepitas) provide bone-strengthening magnesium and copper, cholesterol-lowering phytosterols, and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids.
Whole Living, October 2010
- Pumpkin seeds
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt and pepper
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- 1 pinch cumin
- 1 pinch cayenne
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove seeds from pumpkin. Discard membranes and spread seeds on baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven. Toss seeds with olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste, plus cinnamon, cumin, cayenne, and honey.
- Return to oven and roast coated seeds until golden, about 15 minutes. Scrape from pan and stir seeds as they cool to prevent sticking.
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