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Pumpkin seed clusters

Pumpkin seed clusters
Serves: 20 - 22 clusters
Bite-sized clusters of heaven. Crunchy, a little chewy and sweet 🙂 Accidently came up with these when I was looking for toppings to my raw pumpkin pie , and then had to recreate them for easy, quick snacks! A great way to get in nutritious zinc, magnesium, manganese, iron, fibre, healthy fat-containing pumpkin seeds and antioxidant-rich goji berries. Enjoy 2-3 for morning tea or a post-dinner treat.

Ingredients

For: 20 - 22 clusters
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds 
  • 2.5 tbsp pure maple syrup 
  • 2 tbsp goji berries  (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon  sprinkled
  • Pinch  sea salt 

Instructions

  1. Heat the maple syrup in a small saucepan, over medium heat, until liquid and foamy. Approx 2-3 minutes.
  2. Lower the heat to a simmer and add in the vanilla, cinnamon, sea salt. Use a spatula to combine.
  3. Pour in the pumpkin seeds and goji berries (if using) and stir to coat well.
  4. Bring the heat back to medium and heat for a further 2-3 minutes, until bubbly again.
  5. Stir, leave it for another 2 mins and then remove pan from heat.
  6. Allow to stand for approx 30-60 mins in the pan. The mixture should become sticky.
  7. Ensure your hands are slightly damp, and use your finger tips to "cluster" the seeds into bite-sized pieces. Don't get to handsy with them! Best to pick them up and place the cluster onto a plate, pushing down to mould.
  8. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving or store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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