Before you get cracking on this healthy and delicious snack, let us share some facts about the power of pumpkin seeds. Did you know that pumpkins seeds are a great source of magnesium, phosphorus, iron and zinc? Pumpkin seeds are also a good source of protein, not to mention fiber and other phytonutrients.
With this easy to follow recipe, you’ll be able to roast pumpkin seeds for a satisfying fall snack. First you’ll need to clean the seeds thoroughly and allow them to dry overnight (this will help make them nice and crunchy). Then, you’ll need the simplest ingredients to coat them.
Here’s what you need to roast the seeds:
Pumpkin seeds from 1 pumpkin
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix dry pumpkin seeds with extra virgin olive oil and toss with just a little bit of salt. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the coated seeds on it. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely and store in an air tight container.
You can add any other spices you want to the pumpkin seeds before putting them in the oven. Some people like the earthy taste of cumin or chili power, while others like them with cinnamon. Do whatever your tastebuds crave. You can also add them to salads or any dish that needs a little crunch. Enjoy!