Crackling cinnamon brown sugar pumpkin seeds is just the thing to smell first thing in the morning during the fall season.
Lately, I’ve been on a snack-kick, but the kind of snack-kick that doesn’t require me cranking on the oven or requiring a long list of ingredients and instructions.
Many recipes call for roasted pumpkin seeds cooks in the oven. I opted to cook toast them on a skillet, instead. And for a few reasons: stovetop cooking requires less power than an oven.
Additionally, I wanted to get done with this recipe within just a few minutes.
More Recipes With Pumpkins:
- If you’re working with raw, unsalted pre-packaged pumpkin seeds, they’ll be ready to go for the cooking process. If you’re using pumpkin seeds straight from a pumpkin fruit, you’ll need to first remove the pulp, rinse, and spread out to completely dry before cooking.
- Use a neutral-flavored oil, for example, canola oil, vegan butter, or vegetable oil. Olive oil works too.
- Feel free to be flexible with the ground cinnamon and sugar. Add less or more based on your tastebuds. However, the measurements given in this recipe provides a nice balance of sweetness and cinnamon without being overwhelming.
Why Are The Pumpkin Seeds Chewy?
Right out of the skillet, the pumpkin seeds will be slightly tender. However, for a crunchy texture, you’ll need to allow them completely cool and further firm up.
After the pumpkin seeds have been cooked and toasted, transfer onto a plate or parchment paper and cool for about 10 minutes or so.
How To Eat Toasted Pumpkin Seeds?
Pumpkin seeds can be eaten straight from a bowl, used as a topping in oatmeal, or used in homemade granola. Some other ideas also include:
Are Pumpkin Seeds Healthy?
Pumpkin seeds are great, healthy snacks. A cup of shelled, whole pumpkin seeds contains fiber, protein, a significant amount of magnesium, and potassium.
Cinnamon Brown Sugar Skillet-Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
- 2 tablespoon oil
- 1 cup raw, whole, unsalted pumpkin seeds
- 2 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of salt (optional)
- Allow the seeds to cool for about 5 minutes, then serve.
Did you try out this Cinnamon Brown Sugar Skillet-Toasted Pumpkin Seeds recipe?