I love the sweetness from maple syrup combined with the smokey punch of the paprika, ginger, and allspice. So wonderful and makes a great food gift as well!


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Makes about 2 cups

You will need:
2 cups pepitas
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1⁄8 teaspoon sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 ̊F. In frying pan, on low, warm seeds in oil to soften, 1–2 minutes.
  2. In bowl, combine spices and syrup.
  3. Add warm seeds and toss to coat.
  4. Spread on parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake in the oven for 8–10 minutes or until lightly browned and crispy.
  6. Remove from oven, cool and serve, or store in airtight container.

TIP:

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These are the best pepitas ever! I love the sweetness from maple syrup combined with the smokey punch of the paprika, ginger, and allspice. So wonderful and makes a great food gift as well!
Photography by Paul Lowe

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