Roasted pumpkin seeds are such a special, healthy fall treat. The boys love taking these along for school snacks. We almost ran out of time to carve pumpkins this year and then we all remembered how much we love the roasted seeds and of course the spooky pumpkin carvings too!

Sweet and savory roasted pumkin seeds with coconut oil

2 cups rinsed pumpkin seeds

1-1/2 t. smoked paprika

1/2 t. sea salt

1 T.  melted coconut  oil

1 T. maple syrup

Preheat oven to 325.

Soak pumpkin seeds in water (most seeds will rise to the top) to remove pulp. Boil seeds in water for 8 minutes (this makes them easier to digest). Drain and pat them dry.

Mix the seeds with the remaining ingredients and roast them on a baking sheet for 18-20 min, making sure they do not burn. Stir with a wooden spoon halfway through.

Enjoy the crisp fall air !