RecipeCinnamon-Sugar Pepitas

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 200
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Total Fat: 15 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 12 g
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4 g
  • Total Sugar: 4 g
    • Natural Sugar: 1 g
    • Added Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 125 mg

These flavorful super seeds make the perfect sweet and crunchy treat—and the recipe comes together in 15 minutes flat (that even includes bake time!). Aside from their cinnamon-goodness, they deliver heart-healthy fats, and filling protein and fiber. You can munch them on their own, or sprinkle them into yogurt, oatmeal, muffins, pancakes…eater’s choice!

  • Prep time
  • Total Time
This recipe makes 1 cup
  • 1 cup pepitas, raw and shell-off
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons kosher salt

Preheat oven to 325°F.

In a small bowl, add raw pepitas with olive oil and toss with a spoon to coat. Add all seasonings and mix well.
Lay out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in a single layer and roast in oven for about 10 minutes. If you’d like them a bit toastier and crunchier, remove from oven and shake the seeds around, then put back in the oven for another 2 to 4 minutes. Watch closely so they don’t burn. Let them cool and enjoy!

Nutrition provided for ¼ cup.

Looking for a savory snack? Try these Savory Roasted Pepitas!