Whenever I make snacks for Kenya's and Chloe's classes I endeavor to come up with something different than the usual suspects. This doesn't mean I have hours to cook up elaborate dishes for a huge group of kids. Far from it. Whatever I'm preparing needs to be simple, quick and healthy. Every time I make these Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds I am reminded that they are one of my kids' favorite treats, and that makes me extra happy since they are super easy to make and give my little ones a boost of vegetarian protein.
All you need to do is toss the pepitas (pumpkin seeds) with a touch of olive oil and maple syrup and pop them in the oven. In ten minutes you have a fall treat that's as tasty as an afternoon snack as it is packed in a lunch box!