Monday, November 1, 2010

TOASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS

Garlic pumpkin seeds - using garlic salt

BBQ pumpkin seeds - using Pampered Chef Smokey BBQ Rub


Pumpkin seeds (laid out over night to dry)
Cooking spray (pam)
Various seasonings

Heat oven to 300* Cover a cookie sheet with foil and spread out pumpkin seeds.  Spray seeds with cooking spray. Sprinkle seeds liberally with seasoning. Bake for 15 minutes.

FLAVOR COMBINATIONS:
Salt (original)
Garlic salt
BBQ rub
Dry ranch dressing packet
Cinnamon and sugar
Cinnamon, cayenne pepper, salt
Lemon pepper
Pumpkin spice and sugar
J.O. Spice (or Old Bay) and cayenne pepper

Directions for microwave:
1. Lay pumpkin seeds out on microwavable plate. Spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle with desired seasoning.
2. Put plate in microwave for 1 minute, after 1 minute stir seeds around and put back in the microwave for another 2 minutes.

* Yes you can toast seeds in the microwave, you get the same affect as if you did the in the oven but you wont burn them! You can use this method with almonds, walnuts, coconut, etc!

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