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Appetizer, Vegetarian, Holiday, Fall |120 calories per serving|40 minute recipe

Sweet Hot Pumpkin Seeds with Autumn Spices

This content was last updated on February 20, 2020

After the pumpkin is carved, seeds can be seasoned and toasted to make a delicious, crunchy snack. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of magnesium and also supply some protein and fiber. They’re also among the nuts and seeds highest in phytosterols, natural plant compounds that may help lower blood cholesterol levels. This recipe relies on autumn staples like ginger, cinnamon and chili powder for a deliciously sweet and spicy combination.

 

Ingredients

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  • Canola oil spray
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 4 tsp. walnut oil
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 pinch cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder or paprika (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. dark brown sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 tsp. water
Makes 8 servings (2 tbsp per serving). Per serving: 120 calories, 10 g total fat (1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 7 g carbohydrates, 4 g protein, 1 g dietary fiber, 45 mg sodium, 4 g sugar, 4 g added sugar.

Directions

  1. Lightly coat baking sheet with canola oil spray. Either pre-toast whole seeds from pumpkin (as noted above), or spread hulled seeds on pan in one layer and toast in oven for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in small skillet, whisk together oil, spices, sugar, salt and water. Simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally, until seeds finish toasting.
  3. Remove seeds from oven and stir into spice mixture, coating evenly, and cook on stove for another 5 minutes. Return seeds to baking sheet, patting into one layer. Bake about 10 minutes, until crisp.
  4. Remove from oven, let cool and gently loosen from baking sheet with tip of metal spatula. Store in a tightly covered container.

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