Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Recipe Intro

Scooping the slimy seeds from the center of a pumpkin and eating them toasted is a kid favorite!

Nutritional Sentence

Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of Magnesium which creates and maintains bone density, plays a role in energy production, maintains nervous system balance, normalizes chronic inflammation, and helps with blood sugar control.

Recipe Time

30 minutes

Ingredients

Pumpkin seeds
Salt
Sugar
Cinnamon
Oil

Materials

Mixing bowls
Colander
Skillet
Burner
Measuring utensils

Directions

  1. Seperate seeds from pumpkin flesh.
  2. Place seeds in bowl of water and swish around to remove any remaining guts.
  3. Strain seeds through colander.
  4. Heat skillet to 320-360.
  5. Add seeds (if teaching in classroom, this is a great time to discuss Steam)
  6. Toast seeds for 5-15 minutes, until shell color turns golden brown.
  7. In a mixing bowl, add a pinch of salt, two pinches of sugar, 2-3 shakes of cinnamon and mix.
  8. Add a teaspoon or 2 of olive oil to spices.
  9. Toss seeds in spice/oil mix and serve when cool.