This stuff - man - it is SO good. But let me take a step back before I gush all about this brittle. Last month, I attended my first Denver Medical Plant Society meeting - yeah I know - perfect for me, right? Jaye has been a member for about 6 months now, and after hearing all she has been learning and the fun stuff she's been making, I decided to try out a meeting. Well, I'm hooked. Not only did I get to bring home some fancy smancy face serum we made in class, but I met some cool people, and got the recipe to this brittle. Maybe it was the brittle that made me join? That is a strong possibility.
Ok, alright, it wasn't only the brittle that sold me on the DMPS. I'm a pretty crunchy hippy at heart and love the idea of swapping my normal every day products with natural, plant based goods. And if I can learn to make these things myself and why they are good for me, that is reason enough to connect with these lovely people once, that's reason enough for me.
Plus, this seeded spiced brittle that is incredibly easy to throw together. Bookmark this for your holiday gift making that is *cough* right around the corner.
Spiced Seed Brittle
Adapted from rebeccakatz.com
- 1 cup raw pumpkin (pepita) seeds
- 3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon group allspice
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup real maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients dry ingredients and stir together. Add the maple syrup and vanilla extra and coat until distributed equally.
Pour the mixture on the baking sheet and spread evenly into a layer that is about 1/4 thick.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and toasted. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Then break up into peices and enjoy!
And if you are interested in checking out the society - please come! Meetings are every 4th Thursday of the Month at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Membership is only $20 for the year (first meeting is free) and you get free entry to the gardens - super bonus!
Come and play!