How to cook with pumpkin seeds
There’s no shortage of ideas when it comes to eating and cooking pumpkin seeds. You can roast them for easy snacking or add them to gourmet meals for amazing texture and flavour. People the world over add pumpkin seeds to muesli and granola for a healthy kick. Sprinkle them in soups and stews or crush them into small pieces for a crunchy garnish that can accompany salads and casseroles. Pumpkin seeds are great in bread loaves and can also be used in pesto. The sky is well and truly the limit when it comes to adding pumpkin seeds to your diet.
Check out our favourite recipe ideas below
Chocolate pumpkin seed cookies
These crunchy cookies are great for spoiling family and are guaranteed to leave people reaching for more. You’ll need a bunch of standard ingredients to make the batter such as sugar, flour, butter and oats plus a few extra seedy goodies too. But be sure to use quality chocolate to ensure that you get the best flavour and a high percentage of cocoa. When paired with delicious pumpkin seeds, your sweet temptations will taste as good as they look.
Pumpkin seed granola bars
Granola bars are a winner in every household and it’s not hard to see why. These on-the-go, healthy treats can be prepared well in advance and will have you jumping out the door to tackle the day ahead.
Gather as many nuts and seeds as you can – think flaked almonds, pepitas, walnuts, pecas etc – and mix with a bag of rolled oats.
Then, bind honey and olive oil in a heated pot and pour over your mixture of granola goodness.
Bake in the oven at 180°C for 15 minutes before allowing to rest.
Break into pieces and store in containers for easy eating. Enjoy at home, on-the-go or anytime hunger strikes.
Avocado hummus with pumpkin seeds
Delicious when spread across bread or used as a dip for crisps and veggies, our avocado hummus with pumpkin seeds will hit all the right spots. We love the creamy consistency of mixing avocado, tahini, garlic and chickpeas plus the bite that comes from adding salt, pepper and lemon juice to balance things out. Looking to up the flavour? Feel free to add spices or chilli flakes. Just don’t forget to crown your final creation with a generous handful of yummy pumpkin seeds. This is one recipe that just has to be shared!