There seems to be an abundance of pumpkin themed recipes this time of year. Most people seem to especially enjoy “pumpkin spice” beverages and treats. You can find numerous recipes for things like homemade pumpkin spice lattes, but I though I would share something a bit different.
Pumpkin seeds can be found either in the shell (white) or shelled (greenish-brown). This recipe is for the latter, also called pepitas. Shelled pumpkin seeds are fairly nutty, but sometimes they need a bit of seasoning. This recipe is perfect for that!
Here is the original recipe. You can use either maple syrup or honey for the sweetener, but maple syrup fits a bit better in my opinion.
Pumpkin Spice Pepitas
- 2 cups shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- 4 teaspoons maple syrup (or honey)
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 (F) degrees.
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until coated.
- Spread them out on a lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until they start to brown.
- Let cool, break apart if they stick together, then store in a sealed container.
Let me know if you try these and if you enjoy them!