Sweet & Spicy Roasted Pepitas
WARNING: These are insanely addicting, I just about ate half of them right out of the oven. Spicy, salty, and sweet, you just won't get enough.
These pepitas match wonderfully with Fall flavors including butternut (or any) squash, sprinkle them over some roasted, mashed, or squash soup. They are also the perfect topping for oatmeal, yogurt, or salad so feel free to make a double batch and store in an airtight container.
Servings: ~1.5 cups
~1.5 cups of raw pepitas
1.5 Tbsp of avocado oil (or olive oil)
1 Tbsp of maple syrup
1 Tbsp of coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
1/4 tsp of fall warming spice (or pumpkin spice)
1/8 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of paprika
few dashes of cayenne pepper
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Parchment a cookie sheet.
Combine all ingredients (minus the pepitas) in a medium size bowl and mix until well combined. Add pepitas and toss until coated then spread the mixture in an even layer on the cookie sheet. Place in the oven for 6-8 minutes until caramelized and fragrant.
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I’m Brittany and this is ME. I’m a health nerd with a sarcastic sense of humor, a smiling/laughter problem, and a niche in the kitchen. I have a passion for fitness and cooking because together they changed my outlook on life. Live for the moment and do what you love: that’s what’s important. I kick a** in Pilates/Barre and the kitchen because it’s what makes me happy, it’s what I’m good at, and I LOVE it.