Homemade pumpkin spice pepitas sweetened with maple syrup and a little sea salt.
The idea for this recipe came to me while grocery shopping last week. I was at Trader Joe’s and saw a bag of pumpkin spiced pumpkin seeds. They looked really good, but after checking out the label I knew I could easily make them myself so I grabbed a bag of raw pepitas and went to work when I got home. I say “work” but honestly this recipe is super simple and not much work at all.
5 ingredients, 15 minutes and you have yourself a tasty little sweet and savory treat to munch on.
I’ve been eating them by the handful, adding them into yogurt, combining them with other nuts and seeds for a homemade trail mix and using them as a topping for salads. They’re sooo good on salads. <— Yup, that’s foreshadowing. 🙂
If you like pumpkin pie spiced things, you’ll love these. They’re perfect for when a craving hits for something sweet, salty and crunchy!
For this batch I didn’t use seeds from an actual pumpkin. I used pepitas, hulled pumpkin seeds. You could certainly use this recipe with unhulled shells but we haven’t carved a pumpkin yet so I didn’t have any on hand.
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