Autumn is one of my favourite seasons, I love to watch the seasons change and I love all the goodness that autumn brings.
Come little leaves said the wind one day, come to the meadows with me and play; Put on your dresses of red and gold, for summer is past, and the days grow cold – from “come little leaves” by George Cooper
Today was what I define as a classic autumn day! Howling winds outside hot chocolate and pumpkin carving inside!
I just love it! The changing colours, the cooler air and how snuggling up on the sofa with hot chocolate is just what the doctor ordered! Today was one of those days and thankfully I got to enjoy it with my little family, carving scary pumpkins to light up the night, whilst we are snug inside.
As I’m sure you noticed the title said “…and a healthy snack”, sadly hot chocolate with loads of whipped cream will probably never be declared healthy, but using the leftover pumpkin seeds to create delicious pumpkin seed “crisps” well I dare say they might just qualify as healthy! So I thought I’d share the rather simple recipe:
Pumpkin Seed crisps
- pumpkin seeds cleaned and patted dry
- sea salt
- Cayenne pepper
- olive oil
Heat the oven to 50 degrees Celsius (fan) place the seeds on a baking plate with baking paper, coat the seeds with olive oil (just lightly) and sprinkle with salt and cayenne pepper. Slow roast in the oven for approx 80 min or until the seeds look golden.
Enjoy them as a snack or salad topper!