Pumpkin seeds are such a healthy, low-calorie snack, so if you're carving those jack-o-lanterns this week, rather then tossing them, roast them in the oven for a high-nutritive snack.
Yield: 6 servings

Spicy BBQ Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Total Time: 50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Pumpkin seeds are such a healthy, low-calorie snack, so if you're carving those jack-o-lanterns this week, rather then tossing them, roast them in the oven for a high-nutritive snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup unshelled (raw pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 4 to 5 squirts olive oil spray
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300F degrees.
  • Remove the seeds from the pumpkin and separate them from the stringy pulp and rinse the seeds in a colander under cold water.
  • Shake off any excess water, spread the seeds on a baking sheet and roast for about 10 minutes or until seeds are dry, tossing halfway through.
  • In another small bowl, combine the onion powder, garlic powder, mustard, smoked paprika, cayenne, salt and brown sugar.
  • Place the seeds in a medium bowl and lightly spray with oil.
  • Add 3/4 of the spice mixture and toss to evenly coat.
  • Evenly spread the seeds on a sheet pan covered with parchment and roast for 20 to 30 minutes or until brown and crunchy, tossing half way through.
  • Immediately spray more olive oil over the seeds and toss with the remaining spice mixture.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 cup, Calories: 81kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 3.5g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 97mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 0.5g
Freestyle Points: 2
Points +: 2