Monday, October 31, 2011

happy halloween

this year i didn't get too festive with halloween. instead i carved a pumpkin and decided to dress my pumpkin seeds up! if you like spicy and sweet try this out!

 2 tablespoons white sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1 pinch cayenne pepper (or add more if you want it extra spicy), 2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds (washed and dried), cooking spray, 1 teaspoons salt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons of sugar, the cumin, cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne pepper, and set aside.
  3. Place the pumpkin seeds on the baking sheet with parchment paper, spray them with cooking spray. Bake the seeds in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, and stir in the toasted pumpkin seeds with 1 tablespoons of brown sugar . Cook and stir the seeds until the sugar forms a coating on the seeds (2 to 3 minutes). Stir the caramelized seeds into the bowl of sugar-spice mixture and voila!