These pumpkin seeds are one of my absolute favorite recipes! They take less than 15 minutes to make, and are a great sweet snack, salad topper, or crunch for yogurt.
Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of plant protein and monounsaturated (healthy) fats, making them an excellent snack or addition to a fiber-rich salad. They are also a great source of magnesium (a mineral involved in over 300 different chemical reactions in the body) and zinc (a trace mineral that helps with DNA repair, protein synthesis, and immune support).
Sweet Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
1 1/2 cups raw pumpkin seeds
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey)
Preheat oven to 400F.
Combine all ingredients together in a bowl until pumpkin seeds are well coated.
Spread the seeds out on a parchment lined baking sheet and roast in the oven for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven, add another light sprinkle of salt, and let cool (they will harden and get nice and crunchy).
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