How to make cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds?

Introduction: Why Pumpkin Seeds?

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the flavors of pumpkin spice. While pumpkin pie and lattes are popular, there’s another pumpkin treat that is often overlooked: pumpkin seeds. Not only are they a delicious snack, but they also have health benefits such as being a good source of protein and fiber, and containing magnesium and zinc. In this article, we’ll show you how to make cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds, a simple and tasty way to enjoy this fall favorite.

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

To make cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Vegetable oil
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Salt (optional)

Make sure you have all the ingredients on hand before you start, and that your pumpkin seeds have been removed from the pumpkin and cleaned.

Step 2: Clean Your Pumpkin Seeds

To clean your pumpkin seeds, rinse them in a colander and remove any pulp or strings. Pat them dry with paper towels and discard any seeds that are broken or discolored.

Step 3: Dry Your Pumpkin Seeds

Spread your pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and let them dry overnight or for several hours. This will help them roast evenly and become crispy.

Step 4: Add Cinnamon and Sugar

In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon, sugar, and a pinch of salt if desired. The salt will enhance the other flavors and bring out the sweetness.

Step 5: Mix Your Seeds

In a separate bowl, toss your dried pumpkin seeds with vegetable oil until they are coated. Then, sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the seeds and mix until they are evenly coated.

Step 6: Spread Seeds on a Baking Sheet

Spread your cinnamon sugar coated seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. This will ensure that they roast evenly and become crispy.

Step 7: Roast Your Seeds

Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and roast your pumpkin seeds for 10-15 minutes. Stir the seeds occasionally to ensure that they roast evenly.

Step 8: Check Your Seeds for Doneness

Check your pumpkin seeds after 10 minutes to see if they are golden brown and crispy. If they need more time, continue roasting and checking every few minutes until they are done.

Step 9: Cool and Store Your Seeds

Once your pumpkin seeds are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes. Then, transfer them to a clean bowl and let them cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Optional Step: Add a Twist to Your Recipe

If you want to add a twist to your cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds, you can try adding other spices such as nutmeg or ginger. You can also experiment with different types of sugar such as brown sugar or honey.

Conclusion: Enjoy Your Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

With this easy recipe, you can enjoy the delicious flavors of cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds in no time. They make a great snack for fall gatherings, movie nights, or just as a tasty treat. Try making a batch today and enjoy the crunchy, sweet, and spicy flavors of autumn.

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Elise DeVoe

Elise is a seasoned food writer with seven years of experience. Her culinary journey began as Managing Editor at the College of Charleston for Spoon University, the ultimate resource for college foodies. After graduating, she launched her blog, Cookin’ with Booze, which has now transformed into captivating short-form videos on TikTok and Instagram, offering insider tips for savoring Charleston’s local cuisine.

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