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Chilli and soy snacking pumpkin seeds

A quick fix to make use of your Halloween decorations in the kitchen

Pumpkin seeds

According to research by stock cube brand Knorr and the environmental charity, Hubbub, 40 per cent of consumers buy a pumpkin to use as a Halloween decoration, and 60 per cent of them admitted to not using the flesh of the pumpkin afterwards! Here’s one way you can.

Pumpkin seeds are bursting with nutrients!

A great source of protein, fibre, omega-3, iron and calcium, these tiny seeds make a great healthy snack.

Whether you sprinkle them on your porridge, in your granola, or bake them into some tasty flapjacks, throwing them away would be a culinary crime!

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Method

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 160ºC/140ºC (fan)/gas mark 3.

  • Step 2

    Place the pumpkin seeds into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix thoroughly, then spread out across a large baking tray into a single layer.

  • Step 3

    Bake in the centre of the oven for 15-20 minutes, until the seeds are dry and slightly crispy. Once baked, leave to cool on the baking tray, then transfer the seeds into an airtight container.

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