roasted pumpkin seed recipe

Thursday, October 20, 2011

What vegetable is high in Vitamin A, potassium, beta carotene and fiber?  The great pumpkin, of course!  Pumpkins are so much fun to pick and carve… and they have the added bonus of delicious seeds!  Roasted pumpkin seeds are tasty, but they are also loaded with nutritional value.  Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of minerals (particularly magnesium, potassium and phosphorus) and are loaded with iron, zinc, fiber & protein.

Below is a simple roasted pumpkin seed recipe, but trying adding chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, or your favorite spice.  For a sweet change, toss the seeds in the melted butter, a teaspoon of honey and cinnamon.

2 cups pumpkin seeds
2 Tablespoons olive oil (or melted butter)

1.)  Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2.)  Toss seeds with oil & salt and evenly spread on a baking sheet.
3.)  Bake for 20-30 minutes; stirring every 10 minutes, until golden and crisp

Look out for an apple chip recipe next week!

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