Roasted seeds that don't splinter as much and have a deep rich flavor. A great snack!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • In a large skillet over medium-low heat, melt the butter, then stir in the seeds. Cook, stirring constantly, until the seeds turn slightly brown in color, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain off any excess butter, and stir in the cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup until the seeds are thoroughly coated with spices. Spread the seeds out onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until crisp and golden brown, stirring every 10 minutes, for 30 to 45 total minutes of baking time.

Cook's Notes

Salt, brewer's yeast, brown sugar, or the flavoring of your choice can be substituted.

Cooking times vary to taste; some like them "extra crispy" while others might prefer them "lightly toasted."

Nutrition Facts

137 calories; protein 3g 6% DV; carbohydrates 12.2g 4% DV; fat 8.9g 14% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 44.2mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2010
I'm a pumpkin seed purist (roasted w/ sea salt & EVOO) so I enjoyed trying out new recipes this afternoon after some goopy messy jack-o-lantern carving. I chose this recipe (for the sweet) and another one that was more spicy. Truth be told after they cooled I mixed the 2 batches together for a co-minglng of savory and sugary. However as this recipe stands I enjoyed it but really recommend going 300 deg. instead of 350 b/c some of my seeds got sticky and burnt. The smell wafting through my house while these roasted -- DEEEEEVINE! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/03/2010
Ended up burnt and I only had the oven on 325. Did make the apartment smell lovely though. Read More
(5)
40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2010
I'm a pumpkin seed purist (roasted w/ sea salt & EVOO) so I enjoyed trying out new recipes this afternoon after some goopy messy jack-o-lantern carving. I chose this recipe (for the sweet) and another one that was more spicy. Truth be told after they cooled I mixed the 2 batches together for a co-minglng of savory and sugary. However as this recipe stands I enjoyed it but really recommend going 300 deg. instead of 350 b/c some of my seeds got sticky and burnt. The smell wafting through my house while these roasted -- DEEEEEVINE! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2010
This was a nice different recipe.I liked the sweetness instead of the regular saltyones I make. I doubled everything in the ingredients except the butter. And I only had to bake it for 20 minutes but that may be because I used a pie pumpkin instead of a regular sized pumpkin so the seeds were smaller and cooked faster. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2010
Addictive. They pass the kid test. These will go fast at our house. I may make another batch and include them in a granola mix. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/05/2011
It was pretty good flavor. Sweet but not rich. I used 2 tablespoons of brown sugar instead of maple syrup and because others were saying there was too much butter I only used 2 tablespoons and it was perfect. I baked at 300 as suggested by another for 30 minutes and it could have been a bit longer because I would have liked them a little more crispy. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/03/2010
Ended up burnt and I only had the oven on 325. Did make the apartment smell lovely though. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2010
The BOMB!! These are awesome!!!! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2011
Awesome! Kids love it! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2011
I made these for a Halloween party. Lots of people loved them; the bowl was gone at the end of the night. I would use less butter next time. I had to drain some off then patted them off with a paper towel. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2010
I didn't change anything.. I loved them. I also had made some cinnamon/sugar pumpkin seeds. I took the two and combined them. They were amazing together. My husband isn't a big pumpkin seed person like I am and he was eating them.. Read More
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