Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds are really tasty, full of goodness and will keep any children entertained as most love getting their hands into those gooey pumpkins and after a good wash they can happily snack on these with a movie.

You can flavor them how ever you like, I used salt and Cajun spice but you could use brown sugar for a sweeter touch or herbs it’s really up to you, try making a few batches and see what you like.

I know some people like to ‘shell’ pumpkin seeds but you really don’t need to, the husk (outer part) is not actually a shell it is edible and they are full of fiber and flavor after seasoning, so don’t bother wasting your time and making a mess because they are delicious.

Pumpkin seeds are full of zinc which is great for your bones, high in fatty acid which helps prevent prostate cancer and they also lower cholesterol so they are a really great snack to have around the house.

Ingredients:

  • Seeds from 1 pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of cajun spice (or other herb/spice)
  • Salt

Directions:

Pull the seeds from your pumpkin and place in a bowl, then separate them from the pumpkin strings and flesh. pour the seeds into a sieve and rinse under cold water until clean, drain well then pat them dry with kitchen paper. When they are dry add your oil, spices and salt to the seeds and mix well to thoroughly cover. Spread the seeds out on a lined baking tray and cook for 45 mins (after 35 mins test one to see i it needs a little extra seasoning. Remove from the oven allow to cool a little then enjoy, store in a ziplock to keep them crunchy and fresh.

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