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I think I have a strange obsession with growing pumpkins. We grow tomatoes, cucumbers, flowers and some herbs but I’m really all about my pumpkins and I have no idea why. There’s just something about it that totally jazzes me.

When I saw this recipe for Spicy Pepitas in Valerie’s Home Cooking: More than 100 Delicious Recipes to Share with Friends and Family, I figured I’d try it out now and then I would it again in the fall with my own pumpkin seeds.

Valerie says that you can add them to pumpkin or squash soups or toss them on a salad. I haven’t tried either of those things yet, although I might try the salad idea this weekend. So far all I’ve done is snack on these seeds, like I mean a lot of snacking!

These Spicy Pepitas are so different than I thought they’d be, it’s not a hot spicy obviously but it’s more like chai tea spice. You just really need to try this recipe, so you can see for yourself just what a great little snack this is.

The recipe says it keeps for up to 10 days in an airtight container but I truly doubt it will last that long!

What are Spicy Pepitas?

Spicy Pepitas are essentially pumpkin seeds that have been roasted and seasoned with various spices. They are a popular snack, often consumed for their health benefits as they are high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

They can also be used as a garnish on salads, soups, and other dishes to add a crunchy texture and a complex flavor.

Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter
  • Raw shelled pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • Granulated sugar
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground allspice
  • Ground cloves
  • Kosher salt
Spicy pepitas ingredients

How to make Spicy Pepitas

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, and lightly grease the foil with cooking spray.

aluminum foil lined pan

Melt the butter in a small skillet or sauté pan over medium. Remove from the heat, and add the pepitas; toss to coat.

pepitas in frying pan

Stir in the sugar, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, and salt.

pepitas with spices

Spread the pepitas in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet.

spicy pepitas ready to bake

Bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.

spicy pepitas baking

Stirring once or twice during baking.

stirring pepitas

Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

spicy pepitas cooling

Serve and watch them disappear by the handful!

Spicy Pepitas

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Spicy Pepitas

Spicy Pepitas

Looking for a healthy and flavorful snack? Try this recipe for Spicy Pepitas and experience a burst of spice and crunch in every bite. Perfect for on-the-go snacking.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Cooling Time 15 minutes

Total Time 35 minutes

Course Snack

Cuisine American

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • cups raw shelled pepitas pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, and lightly grease the foil with cooking spray.

  • Melt the butter in a small skillet or sauté pan over medium. Remove from the heat, and add the pepitas; toss to coat. Stir in the sugar, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, and salt. Spread the pepitas in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes, stirring once or twice during baking. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

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