Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Microwave-toasted Pumpkin Seeds - a family favorite snack

I found a similar recipe in a cookbook long ago, and I have been making this family favorite for quite some time. Even my husband who professes to dislike every kind of nut and seed but peanuts (and we can't keep those around because our little man with a severe allergy) loves these.

They are easy, yummy, AND healthy. Try them!

Now, you can put them in the oven and toast them, but would you believe they are not quite as good? They aren't. When you put them in the microwave, they puff up into a crunchy, well... puff. This doesn't happen in the oven.

All you need:
2 cups raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons water

Mix all ingredients in a microwave-safe covered dish. I like my Pampered Chef Small Micro Cooker. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Stir. Two more minutes. Stir. One more minute. Stir. Do this until the seeds have turned puffy and brown. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Before cooking.

After the first couple rounds of cooking.


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