Sweet Roasted Kabocha Seeds

What do you do with all your left over kabocha seeds?

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You eat them of course!!!

Start by giving them a good clean, trying to remove as much squash residue as you can.

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And allow to dry overnight

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Next, toss with a bit of coconut oil (or any fat of your choice), add some salt, pop in the oven at a low temp and your done! Or, if you want to mix it up a little you can try out some different seasoning combinations.

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I generally avoid sugar, but I wanted the seeds to caramelize while they baked, so I chose to mix my seeds with sugar, cinnamon, salt and chilli powder for a bit of kick.

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Recipe:

Ingredients:
3 cups kabocha squash seeds, cleaned and dried
1 Tbsp coconut oil, butter or fat of choice
2 Tbsp erythritol or sugar or alternative (optional)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp sea salt

Method:

Preheat oven to 180
Toss seeds with oil.
Combine sugar (if using) and spices and toss with seeds, coating evenly.
On parchment-lined cookie sheets, place seeds in a single layer.
Roast 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally and checking for doneness.

*This recipe is easily substitutable- if you don’t have squash seeds, you can use pumpkin. If you don’t have coconut oil, you can use butter. If you don’t have sugar, you can use brown sugar/maple syrup/ or other sweetener. You can also adjust the seasonings to whatever you have on hand, or prefer. 

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2 thoughts on “Sweet Roasted Kabocha Seeds

  1. Pingback: How to Prepare a Kabocha for Cooking | A blog about all things sweet, healthy + delicious

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