Maple seeds and nuts

This is the quickest snack or treat to make when headed out the door and realize “shit” I should bring something. I have you covered, this will make people think you went out of your way and really it took you an easy 10 minutes. Nothing against making energyballs but the tedious task of rolling sometimes gets to me. Plus there is only one bowl and spoon to wash. It makes a great vegetarian alternative to breakfast and tops well on many dishes or muffins. Organic pumpkin seeds are twice the price so I occasionally splurge. Bulk barn is more affordable. I buy most of my nuts at Costco. Maple seeds and nuts are also an alternative to candy.

Maple syrup
If you want another spice
Raw shelled Pumpkin seeds or Pecans. Other nuts work too.
Preheat oven to 350
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Wet seeds or nuts in a bowl with maple syrup and sprinkle cinnamon and or spice. I sometimes let them marinade.
Roast pumpkin seeds till some start browning about 6-7 minutes. Take out of oven and stir a little, it’s easier to eat when they are clumped together. They are so hot that they continue to cook so if you want to move the parchment paper to a cool spot to stop them cooking or let them hang out on the pan to cook a little more.
OK we should go over shelled pumpkin seeds. I find boiling them first helps the chewing process but I still find them to hard to chew.
I hope you had a nice Halloween and you enjoyed some pumpkin seeds. I moved so it was a little overwhelming. I finally have unlimited internet so all I need is time to sit.
I’m wishing everyone health and happiness!

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