Set a bowl of these delectably spiced pumpkin seeds on your bar or hors d’oeuvres table and watch as they magically disappear. All you need is a few simple easy and customizable ingredients.
Our recipes celebrate Mediterranean culture, and certainly, as home cooks and food connoisseurs raised in Spain, we have developed a deep appreciation for tapas, the small plates of appetizers and snacks that have been served in Spanish bars for centuries.
While not a traditional Spanish food, our cinnamon-ginger spiced pumpkin seeds make a great start for your own Thanksgiving tapas spread. Serve a bowl of these freshly-warmed pumpkin seeds with a few varieties of uncorked wine and add in a tray of mixed olives, our za’atar olive tapenade, spinach and nut spread and some hot dishes like our savory Pumpkin-Apple Bourekas and our vegan Plantain-Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos for a great mix of salty, sweet, and spicy flavors.
How to Make Cinnamon Ginger Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
- Mix pumpkin seeds with oil, maple syrup and spices
2. We make our spiced pumpkin seeds with raw pumpkin seeds tossed in oil, salt, ground ginger, cinnamon, black pepper and maple syrup (agave or honey may also be used.) Once fully coated, cook on medium heat on a skillet until golden brown.
3. Let the spiced pumpkin seeds cool on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
Tips on how to make different variations on spiced pumpkin seeds
Our cinnamon-ginger spiced pumpkin seeds are also a great topping for:
- Roasted Vegetables
- Overnight Oats
- Ice Cream
- Smoothie Bowl
- Yogurt Parfaits
You may want to try experimenting with other spice combinations like:
- Cumin, Coriander, and Cinnamon
- Sweet Paprika, Turmeric, Cumin, and Coriander
- Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Thyme and Rosemary
- Cinnamon, Cloves, and Ginger
- Oregano, Garlic, and Hot Pepper Flakes
- Sumac and Zaatar
However you enjoy these spiced pumpkin seeds, you’ll be glad to know that they are healthier, have less fat, and are more economical than store-bought spiced nuts.
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Set a bowl of these delectable spiced pumpkin seeds on your bar or hors d’oeuvres table and watch as they magically disappear.
2/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 tsp olive, avocado or coconut oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground black pepper more or less to taste
2 tbsp maple syrup, agave or honey (if not vegan)
- Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and toss well
- Transfer the spiced pumpkin seeds to a medium nonstick pan and cook over medium-low heat for about 7-10 minutes or until golden. Watch carefully and stir often to prevent them from burning
- Spread the spiced pumpkin seeds on a piece of parchment paper and let them cool (do not touch spiced pumpkin seeds with bare hands while hot, they can really burn!)
- Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
- Calories: 104
- Sugar: 4.2
- Sodium: 98.7
- Fat: 7.8
- Saturated Fat: 1.4
- Unsaturated Fat: 6
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 6
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 4.3
- Cholesterol: 0