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November 19, 2012

by Alyssa Rimmer

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

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These pumpkin pie spiced pumpkin seeds are a perfect fall treat. A healthy version of pumpkin pie, these pumpkin seeds are nutritious, gluten-free & vegan.

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Although this may not be a traditional dish to bring to your Thanksgiving celebration, I figured there's plenty of inspiration out there on the blogosphere right now, I would rather give you something unique and special. Like these pumpkin pie spiced pumpkin seeds.

If you're a canned pumpkin type of person, that's okay, but when you're whipping up your pumpkin pie this year I highly recommend switching gears and going with fresh pumpkin instead. Why? Not only does fresh pumpkin elevate the flavor and texture of your pumpkin pie, it's full of fabulously healthy and delicious seeds.

I know they throw some people off, but those guts inside your pumpkin might just be the best part. They feel totally disgusting, but pumpkin seeds are actually super easy to clean, and once roasted, they taste simply divine. Plus, pumpkin seeds are crazy healthy – low-calorie, high in fiber, and full of protein – so they're a perfect snack. Especially for Thanksgiving.

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This recipe celebrates my love for pumpkin pie, but in a healthy and nutritious way. I could snack on these Pumpkin Pie Spiced Pumpkin Seeds all year round, but they are a perfect pre- or post-Thanksgiving dinner treat. In two days time, we're going to be stuffing ourselves to the brim, with delicious, but decadent food. So why not sprinkle in some nutrients, and bring these Pumpkin Pie Spiced Pumpkin Seeds with you? They'll be gobbled up in no time.

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Don't let you pumpkin seeds go to waste! Whip up these homemade pumpkin pie spiced pumpkin seeds for a healthy fall treat!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 101kcal
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a small mixing bowl, toss the pumpkin seeds in the spices and oil. Transfer them to a baking sheet and roast in the center of the oven for 15 – 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Cool on the baking sheet, transfer to a serving bowl and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1.4mg

 

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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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  8. Ohhh…I love this idea! I eat a lot of pumpkin seeds during the season and have only really done one type of seasoning on them (paprika). These look delicious. Happy Thanksgiving!

    • I was a little unsure if they would turn out, but they’re awesome! The stevia is just the right amount of sweetness. They really do taste like pumpkin pie 🙂

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