Spiced Pepitas

Spiced Pepitas

I love a little extra crunch sprinkled on my salads and my baked greens to make them more exciting. These whole food crunchy pepitas, (Spanish culinary term for pumpkin seeds) or pumpkin seeds are delicious just on their own, or as a spiced crunchy side with your meals and pack a punch nutritionally. Just 1/4 Cup of pumpkin seeds contains almost half of your daily amount of magnesium, which helps protect our heart, ensures better sleep and is the great de-stressor that most of us are deficient in. They are also rich in zinc, which supports our immune system, sleep and insulin regulation. I love the addition of cayenne, which stimulates circulation, decreases acidity and helps to decrease appetite. These babies are just delicious anytime on just about anything!

Spiced Pepitas

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Recipe by Priscilla Soligo Course: Condiments, Salads, Sauces & Dressings, Snacks

Ingredients

  • 320g 2 Cups Pepitas/ Pumpkin Seeds

  • 30g 2 Tbsps Coconut oil, melted

  • 4g 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

  • 3g ½ tsp Unrefined Salt

  • 2g 1 tsp Paprika

  • 1g ½ tsp Cumin

  • 1g ½ tsp Ground Ginger

  • 1g ½ tsp Cayenne

  • 1g 1 tsp Fresh Grated Nutmeg (or ½ tsp dried)

  • Pinch Cardamom

Directions

  • Preheat oven at 180C/ 356F.
  • In a medium bowl, mix all dry ingredients.
  • Add in the coconut oil and mix until well combined.
  • On a prepared oven tray lined with baking paper, spread out spiced pumpkin seeds and bake for 10 minutes at 180C/ 356F.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Notes

  • Storage: Spiced pumpkin seeds keep well in an airtight sealed glass jar for two weeks, or more.

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories300
  • % Daily Value *

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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