Baking - General, Recipe

Hully Cow! Hulling Pumpkin Seeds One by One

The flesh of the pumpkins has all been used, and now all that remains are the tasty, nutrient-packed seeds. I have to admit, I don’t really like the hull on the seeds. In the past I have eaten them with the hull on, but lately it has not been very appealing. So this time I undertook the daunting task of hulling the seeds I roasted. It took a long time, hulling one by one. I had found a wikihow page on hulling them, which you can find here, but it had to be done before the seeds were roasted; alas, I had already roasted, so too bad for me.

Once I had about half a cup hulled I decided to call it quits and use what I had done to make some granola. Granola is such an easy snack to make, and so healthy and yummy.  I usually mix together about 2 1/2 cups of large flake oats, and then varying amounts of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and nuts. In a small bowl I whisk together about 2 Tbsp oil, 2 Tbsp maple syrup, 2 Tbsp honey, a dash of vanilla, and sometimes some cinnamon. Then I dump it over the oat mixture and stir until it’s all coated. Spread it out on a parchment lined cookie sheet, and bake at 300F for 30 minutes, stirring it after about 20.

I highly recommend making your own granola, and experimenting with different seeds, nuts and flavourings to make it your own. I would also highly recommend buying pre-hulled pumpkin seeds, unless you have a lot of time on your hands!