Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

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As the season transitions from, “Pumpkin Spice Spice Everything Nice” to “Deck the Halls,” I just couldn’t completely throw out all of my fall decor without some sort of recipe. I decorated my porch this year with lots of beautiful pumpkins, some from our local farm and others grown from my own Grandparents patch. Since we inherited some of the pumpkins later in the season, some of them were still nice and fresh! I just couldn’t bare to throw them out without seeing if I could salvage at least the seeds to snack on.

A few of them had beautiful insides full of fresh seeds ready to bake!

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Pumpkin seeds are a super healthy fat and protein packed snack to have around the house. They can easily be added into most healthy meals, diets, and even macro counter friendly!  The seeds are full of essential nutrients that aid in reducing inflammation throughout the body, help prevent diseases, and can even help regulate blood sugar levels.

To prepare the pumpkins I made sure they were cleaned prior to cutting, and cut them in half on my cutting board. It made it super convenient to get all of the seeds and guts out of the inside of the pumpkins. Spiced Pumpkin Seeds 8

When washing and separating the seeds from the guts be sure to take your time and really clean them. If not they can end up taking quite awhile drying out during the baking process, and the guts are not as appealing as the seeds once they are done.

 

The aroma that surrounded my house while the seeds were baking was so overwhelming and delicious, I could hardly stand it! This recipe has endless ways to season and flavor so have fun getting creative. I chose to utilize Cured Nutrition CBD infused Spices due to the health benefits associated with natural non-pschoactive cannabinoids  derived from hemp. Happy Snacking!

 

Ingredients:

  • Pumpkins
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • Pink Himalayan Salt
  • Cinnamon & Honey CBD Cured Spices – Cured Nutrition
  • Nutmeg
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice

 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Clean and prepare pumpkins.

Cut pumpkins in half, and scoop out insides.

Thoroughly separate guts from seeds and run under water in a colander until completely cleaned. This step is pretty crucial!

Place seeds and enough water to cover the top of the seeds into a pot and bring to a light boil.

Spray a baking sheet with a light coat of olive oil spray and spread seeds out evenly throughout the baking sheet.

Sprinkle on Cured Spices, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice evenly the seeds. Have fun with different spices each time to try out different flavors!

Bake for roughly 30 minutes, being sure to check on them every ten minutes.

Let cool before storing.

Store in cool dry area.

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IMG_7479Thank you so much for following along on my journey and reading my content! – Lacey Aslett

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