Caramelized Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

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These pumpkin seeds are both sweet and spicy at the same time. They have much more flavor than any other pumpkin seeds.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
2 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • 2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds, washed and dried

  • cooking spray

  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together 3 tablespoons of sugar, the cumin, cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne pepper, and set aside.

  3. Place the pumpkin seeds on the prepared baking sheet, spray them with cooking spray, and sprinkle with salt to taste. Bake the seeds in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes.

  4. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, and stir in the toasted pumpkin seeds along with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Cook and stir the seeds until the sugar forms a coating on the seeds, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir the caramelized seeds into the bowl of sugar-spice mixture, toss to coat, and let cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

117 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 117
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 585mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 150mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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