I won’t take you on a long ride today instead I will get to the point and yes I have something to tell you. I made my own roasted flavored pumpkin seeds. I know it might sound so cheesy and yes they are super easy. But you see I never made these before and for that matter never bought a pumpkin or scooped out the seeds and took the energy to wash them, dry them before, ever. So while I had them washed and cleaned like weeks ago, I totally forgot about them until today. Today while cleaning, I realised I need to do something with them and so I roasted and they are the best roasted pumpkin seeds I have ever eaten. Not lying. I have a packet of roasted pumpkin seeds from store and on comparing both, I found the store bought seeds have a super tough skin while the one roasted at home are so soft that you can literally eat them with their skins on.
Pumpkin seeds are a great source of minerals such as manganese, magnesium, phosphorus along with other minerals in small amounts. They also have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Munching on a handful of these provides your body with about 9gms of protein along with other minerals. So make halloween more fun and healthy by snacking on these crunchy pepitas.
- Seeds from 1 pumpkin
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp red chili powder
- 1 tsp grapeseed oil or any other high heat oil
- Scoop out the seeds from pumpkin. Wash them in a colander and lay them on a baking sheet and let them dry for a day or two. Once completely dry, add oil, salt and red chili powder . Mix it well together and bake it in a 350F pre heated oven for 12-15 minutes. Keep an eye as they burn easily.
- Once cool, store in airtight container.
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