Cinnamon-Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

Cinnamon-Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

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From: EatingWell.com, September 2018

This healthful snack takes advantage of the pumpkin seeds you scoop out of your jack-o-lantern or cooking pumpkin. We had the best results when we first roasted the seeds until lightly toasted and then tossed them with egg white, which makes the seasonings stick, and cinnamon-sugar.

Ingredients 16 servings

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  • 2 cups unhulled pumpkin seeds (see Tip)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white, beaten until frothy
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Spread pumpkin seeds in an even layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake, stirring once, until lightly toasted, about 40 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine sugar, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl. Remove pumpkin seeds from the oven and carefully transfer to a medium bowl. Pour egg white and butter over the seeds and stir to coat. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the pumpkin seeds and stir to coat. Return to the baking sheet and spread in an even layer. Bake until lightly browned, 10 to 20 minutes. Cool completely before serving.
  • Tip: Learn how to clean and prepare pumpkin seeds before roasting, here.
  • To make ahead: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 2 tablespoons
  • Per serving: 107 calories; 9 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 5 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 4 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 47 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 9 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 41 mg sodium; 135 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 2 fat

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