This is a simple recipe for roasted pumpkin seeds, it is a tasty treat with a wide variety of flavour choices. They can be spicy and hot or kept simple. It is a matter of personal taste.
Making this pumpkin seed recipe is quick and easy and if you are already heating up the oven for another dish, it is a cost-effective way to use the energy wisely and use an otherwise empty shelf.
Pumpkin seeds are a healthy food with a superb level of fibre and nutrients.
Look out for seasonal produce if possible and check for bargains. It is always good to shop around for the best price for your pumpkins.
Using up the seeds in this way is another incentive to avoid waste and you will discover a delicious and healthy snack or side dish too. Use your imagination when making this pumpkin seed recipe. You can make them sweet or savoury.
Health Facts of Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds contain:
- Vitamin K
- B vitamins
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- A useful source of unsaturated fats such as alpha linolenic acid or (ALA)
- A proficient level of antioxidants
- High fibre
28g (1 oz) of pumpkin seeds will provide 5g of dietary fibre, 5.5g of fat (mostly unsaturated alpha linolenic), 15g carbs, 5.3g protein, and about 126 calories.
Optional if you like hot spice: use some chilli flakes or a shake of cayenne pepper. Hot or smoked varieties of paprika are also a nice flavour addition.
Use your imagination and create your own roast pumpkin seed flavours.
Sweet, spiced pumpkin seeds are also delicious. Just use a sprinkle of mixed spice or cinnamon on the seeds before baking. After sprinkle a little dusting of icing sugar over the crispy pumpkin seeds.
Roast pumpkin seeds can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
These seeds make a great crunchy topping for Simple Pumpkin and Garlic Soup Recipe