Caramelised spiced pumpkin seeds

Caramelised spiced pumpkin seeds


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About this recipe: The perfect sweet and spicy snack, whilst on the go. Pumpkin seeds are baked, then caramelised in a frying pan, creating these delicious pumpkin seeds. You can also sprinkle them over salads or soups.


Serves: 8 

  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 130g raw whole pumpkin seeds, washed and dried
  • cooking spray or oil for greasing
  • 2 teaspoons salt or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:35min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together 3 tablespoons of sugar, the cumin, cinnamon, ginger and cayenne pepper; set aside.
  3. Place the pumpkin seeds on the prepared baking tray, spray them with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt to taste. Bake the seeds in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat and stir in the toasted pumpkin seeds along with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Cook and stir the seeds until the sugar forms a coating on the seeds, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir the caramelised seeds into the bowl of sugar-spice mixture, toss to coat and let cool.


Caramelised spiced pumpkin seeds
Caramelised spiced pumpkin seeds

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Reviews (4)


I love this recipe so much that I don't even want to try any other roasted pumpkin seed recipe! Don't know if that is good or bad... This is the perfect combination of sweet, salty and spicy!!! Great for a snack or to sprinkle over your pumpkin soup as a garnish! - 06 Oct 2011


Very flavorful sweet with a kick - 29 Oct 2014


I didn't have cumin or cayenne pepper but they are great without anyway! Also I just used olive oil. So tasty! Will never throw pumpkin seeds away again! - 03 Nov 2013

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