Roasted or Toasted seeds have a nutty flavor. High fiber and a good source of many minerals and ï¿½healthyï¿½ fats. They make a delicious snack toasted and salted, but they're even better flavored with sweet and savory spices.
A serving is roughly 1 tablespoon (10 grams).
This I made with spices Kim sent me from Texas!You can buy them on line or you may be lucky enough to have it in your area. I made this with seeds from a small pumpkin so adjust accordingly. You may not think its enough seasoning before baking but it will turn a nice golden color and be full of taste.
This snack is so addictive you may want to double the recipe for a crowd. The raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas) crisp up as they cool so don't be concerned if they seem soft when you pull them from the oven.
A friend brought over a 50# bag of large sunflower seeds. I decided to try to salt and dry some,give out to friends and kids.If you have an opportunity to purchase Sigco Sun Products brand,South Dakota. They are twice as large as the ones you purchase in the store.This is so easy!
I found the basis for this recipe on All Recipes.com, posted there by Jani. I liked the idea but felt it needed some changes to fit my family's taste. It's a sweet, pumpkin pie spiced flavor with a hint of salt that we really enjoyed. I'm posting my version here for safe keeping because we all want to make this again next year.
A Cajun twist with a "little" heat to spice it up for a fall classic snack. Best made right from the pumpkin, or soak overnight in a little salt water before roasting. I use 33% Less Sodium Salt to make it a "little" healthier.
Mom used to make a less spicy (no cayenne) version of these for all my teen parties, but she called them cockroach crunchies as they do resemble the critters (great Halloween snack). They are lighter than air and you can season with absolutely anything you like. I stole the title from Melinda Lee (http://melindalee.com/recipearchive.html?action=124&item_id=223) but the ingredients and method are what I have used and grew up with.
I got this idea from honey roasted sunflower seeds sold in bulk at the grocery store. It is much cheaper to make the mixture yourself, plus you can control the amount of salt used. Here is a local price comparison: honey roasted sunflower seeds in bulk cost $1.49 per pound. Raw sunflower seeds in bulk cost ¢.99 per pound.