Smokey Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkins are now in the shops but there can be used for so much more than a Halloween lantern which will just end up in the bin. October is the month of pumpkin recipes here on A Year of Vegan Eats so come back every week for new recipes to make the most out of your pumpkin.

I was never a fan of eating them with the shell on but once you simmer them for 10 minutes they become a lot easier to eat and digest. They also rock as a crunch topping.

Ingredients –
Seeds from 1 pumpkin
1 tbsp of oil
Chilli flakes to taste
½ tsp of liquid smoke
1 tbsp of garlic powder
2 tsp of paprika
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp of nooch

Method –
1. Clean your pumpkin seeds to get as much pumpkin off them as possible.
2. Fill a pan with boiling water and generously salt. Add in your washed seeds and simmer for 10 minutes. While this happens pre heat your oven to 200C.
3. Drain your seeds then in the dry pan add your remaining ingredients to make your marinade. Add in the seeds and mix well so they are evenly coated.
4. Pour the seeds onto a baking sheet and spread flat. Bake for 20 minutes until they are dry and toasted. Leave to cool completely and store in an airtight container.

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