OK.. probably not as good as Trader Joe’s… but still pretty good. And you can make them all year round!!
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds, or a package of pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 1-2 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- sprinkle of Cardamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 6 pieces crystalized ginger, finely chopped
Rinse seeds well and get as much of the pumpkin pulp off of them as possible. Some of the small pieces are going to adhere, but they won’t hurt the seeds at all, and might even add a little more flavor. Pat dry with paper towels. Don’t let them dry completely on the paper towels, because they might stick!
Toss seeds with the butter, sugar, and spices.
Heat oven to 300°. Spread coated seeds in a shallow baking sheet (I line a baking sheet with nonstick foil to make cleanup easier), turning from time to time, for about 45 to 60 minutes, or until nicely browned and crunchy.