Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper Pumpkin Seeds

If your house is currently taken over by pumpkins, be happy. Not only can you make awesome pumpkin bread and bars, you can roast the seeds for a healthy snack. While its definitely easier to buy them from a store, there is some fun to doing this at home and one big upside to this is you can get creative with your seasonings. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of protein, iron, manganese and potassium. These are highly addictive and every time you go into the kitchen, you will definitely eat a handful of them.

roasted pumpkin seeds

Ingredients

Seeds from one medium sized pumpkin

Olive oil

sea salt

freshly cracked black pepper

water

Method

1. Measure the pumpkin seeds and place them in a saucepan. For every 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds, add 2 cups of water and 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring them to a boil, reduce heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry the seeds with a paper towel.

2. Preheat oven to 325F.

3. Spread the seeds on a baking sheet and drizzle about a tablespoon of olive oil. Gently massage the seeds with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

4. Roast seeds in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven, stir and roast for another 8-10 minutes.

5. They are ready when outer shell is crispy and inner seeds are golden and aromatic.

6. You can remove the outer shell or enjoy as it is.

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