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Cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds

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A sweet twist makes pumpkin seeds an even better snack — as if that’s possible.

Pumpkin seeds are an autumn staple snack. Half the fun of carving a pumpkin is taking out all the gunk and seeds, to prepare to bake them.

This year I wanted to do something different, so after searching online for inspiration, I came up with a yummy dessert-style cinnamon sugar pumpkin seed recipe.

is a great way to enjoy the many health benefits of this autumn superfood.

What you’ll need

• 3 cups pumpkin seeds
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 4 tsp cinnamon
• 3 tbsp butter
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
Prep Time: About 50 minutes
Total Cook time: 40 minutes

After carving your pumpkin and taking all the seeds out, rinse them with water, and preheat your oven to 325 °.

Combine granulated sugar and 3 tsp cinnamon. Set aside.

I really like how my pumpkin turned out!
I really like how my pumpkin turned out!

Put the seeds in a metal pan and pour melted butter and vanilla extract on top. Cover with half of the sugar-cinnamon mix, stir and place in the oven for 20 minutes.

Following first round of baking, stir the seeds once more and cover with half of remaining sugar-cinnamon mix, and bake for 10 more minutes. Take them out again and stir, then add the remainder of the mix, separately sprinkling the remaining 1 tsp of cinnamon to the seeds and cook for 10 more minutes.

And that’s it! It’s a pretty simple recipe — yet super tasty, and can be adjusted to your liking. Sprinkle extra cinnamon if you’re feeling spicy, or add a little more sugar to make it sweeter.

How do you like your pumpkin seeds? Share your favorite recipe by commenting below!

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