Make the most of your pumpkin seeds!
OK, so pan-roasted pumpkin seeds are amazing, but baked, fragrant crispy seeds straight from the oven?
When I saw Rose's two takes on roasted pumpkin seeds, I knew I had to make it. This was a few weeks ago, but I finally got around to doing it! Please check out her blog for more amazing clean recipes that are really good for you, not to mention defriggin'licious!
I made both batches in one go, saves time and there's plenty of space in the oven, just remember to roast them on two separate foil-squares, although I am slightly intrigued at what a combination of the two would be like, hmmmmm! *Goes to try* It works, mmmm *crunches away happily*
Sweet or Savoury Autumn Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Coconut- Maple- Cinnamon-Seeds:
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp maple syrup
1/3 tsp cinnamon
Crunchy, Salty Pumpkin Seeds:
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
The how-to is the same for both versions:
- Start by pre-heating your oven to 220°C.
- In a bowl, mix the seeds with either the salty or the sweet ingredients.
- Take two pieces of tin foil or baking paper and fold up the sides you you have two small, shallow tin/paper trays. Spread the seeds evenly with as much space between them as possible so they roast evenly. Pop them into the middle of the oven for 4-7 minutes, and pay close attention to them so they don't burn (mine took about 7 minutes).
- Take them out of the oven and leave to cool slightly before serving, you might find some of the seeds popping or crackling, and they are the ones that taste the best!
Seriously though, they both almost taste like popcorn, and I had some of the sweet ones straight from the oven and topped my porridge with it, SO delicious! These are perfect just for snacking on on their own as well though!
I'm not sure I'll ever be able to eat plain pumpkin seeds again after this.... Too good!
Oh by the way, this 500th post, can you believe it? After two years and then some ^ ^
And on another note - I got a job, hurrah! It is in a cafê in city centre, and I'll be doing so many different things there and am really excited about it!
I hope you have had a good week so far, been up to much?