Cinnamon Spice Pepitas are an easy and healthy snack! Combine a few ingredients and roast for 5 minutes and you have a snack ready in less than 10 minutes!
*photos updated October 2017*
Maple syrup is one of my favorite natural sweeteners. I bought a pure maple syrup candle at Whole Foods this weekend and it smells amazing. It is made from real maple syrup. With a crackling fireplace, apple crip baking in the oven and the candle burning, it feels like I am in New England. A little taste of fall in Florida is always appreciated. In addition to making my house smell delicious, real maple syrup also adds the perfect amount of flavor to many fall recipes.
During the holidays, it can be difficult to find healthy snacks. Cinnamon Spice Pepitas are a healthy snack option. With only 5 minutes prep time and 5 minutes roast time, this snack is ready in little time. Pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, maple syrup and a pinch of cayenne combine to create a crunchy and flavorful snack. I like to grab a handful and eat them as a snack, but you can also add them to yogurt parfaits, trail mix, smoothies, or anything else. I love including them on a cheese or crudite board and they are perfect for serving as a snack at holiday parties. You can even package them nicely and give as a holiday gift.
If you have never tried pumpkin seeds before or even if you have and didn’t like them, I highly recommend that you try this recipe. Adding spices and roasting them creates an irresistible snack. I promise that you will keep going back for more.
Grab a handful of these cinnamon spice pepitas and enjoy a crunchy snack! Ready in less than 10 minutes, they are perfect for the holiday season!
Cinnamon Spice Pepitas
- 1 1/2 cups raw shelled pumpkin seeds
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- pinch of cayenne
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, toss all of the ingredients together until combined. Spread seeds on baking sheet in an even layer. Roast in oven for 6 minutes, tossing once half way through. Let cool completely and store in an airtight container.
- This recipe makes 1 1/2 cups. The nutritional information is provided for 1 cup.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 397, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 199mg, Potassium: 547mg, Carbohydrates: 16g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 19g, Vitamin C: 1.2%, Calcium: 57%, Iron: 5.7%
*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.