Roasted pepitas recipe
These roasted pepitas are a simple and deliciously healthy afternoon snack that the kids can help you make.
Makes 1 cup
- 250g raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- generous pinch of sea salt
Preheat oven to 150°C (130°C fan-forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
Mix all ingredients together until seeds are well coated and spread out onto tray.
Bake for 10 minutes then turn seeds over with a spatula and return to the oven to bake for a further 10 minutes.
Allow to cool (they crisp up as they cool) then store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place
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- This recipe was created by Katie Rainbird for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.