Monday, October 31, 2011

Sweet and Salty Pumpkin Seeds

It's hard to get anything done, when this is your little helper! But screaming child and all I manged to make THE BEST EVER pumpkin seeds ... I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds
4 tablespoons butter, melted (you could use 2 TBSP I just like the butter so I just more)

For the sweet half:
1/2 cup white sugar, divided
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, divided

For the salty half:
Dried minced garlic

1.Preheat oven to 300 & Line a baking sheet with foil.

2.Soak your seeds in water. Then remove all the pulp and strings from the pumpkin seeds, then wash and thoroughly dry the seeds

3.Place the melted butter in a bowl, toss the seeds in the butter to coat, and pour them onto the prepared baking sheet.

4. FOR THE SWEET:  Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Sprinkle about 2 Tablespoons of mixture over the seeds, stir the seeds around to mix the coating, and spread them into a single layer.

5. FOR THE SALTY: Sprinkle with salt and a LITTLE pepper and dried minced garlic.

6. Bake in oven for 45 minutes to an hour.

7.Remove the seeds from the oven. FOR THE SWEET sprinkle them with another coating of 2 tablespoons sugar & cinnamon mixture, mixing the seeds together. Let them cool and enjoy!!

(The salty ones after being cooked)

(The sweet ones after being cooked)

Make sure you savor each one, because they will go FAST!


Skaynopoyos said...

Is it bad that I can smell and taste these when I read this post? Your ideas are fabulous!

(glad you got the comments working) :)

Proverbs30one said...

Sorry, wrong profile. I meant to leave my comment under this one instead.


Thanks for letting me know that you couldn't post one! And thanks for the comment :) Let me tell you that the house smelled SO GOOD when these were cooking!