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Spicy Coconut Pumpkin Squash Slices

Spicy Coconut Pumpkin Squash Slices

Tools Needed: Roasting pan or baking sheet, parchment paper, sharp knife, large spoon.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil Organic virgin
  • 2 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Wash the outside of the pumpkin to remove any dirt.
  3. Cut off the stem and the bottom. Try to remove as little as possible.
    Pumpkin with top cut off
  4. Cut the pumpkin in half, through the top where the stem was.
  5. Remove the seeds and the "strings" as best you can with a large spoon. Scrape along the inside flesh of the pumpkin, but be careful not to scrape too hard, otherwise you will remove the edible part. Discard or save the seeds if you want to toast them for a delicious snack. (See link for recipe below).
    Pumpkin Squash halves with seeds
  6. Cut one of the pumpkin halves down the middle through the stem. Carefully cut the halves into three or four slices. This will depend on how big of a pumpkin you're working with. Repeat with the other half.
    Pumpkin Squash slices
  7. Line a baking sheet or rectangular roasting pan with parchment paper. If the coconut oil is hard, measure it out onto the parchment and either put the pan in the oven for the oil to melt, or let it rest on the top jet with the oven exhaust. When melted, spread the oil evenly over the parchment paper and dust the spices over the pan.
  8. Lay the pumpkin slices on the parchment and turn once to coat both sides with the spices and oil.
    Spicy Coconut Pumpkin Squash Slices
  9. Put in the oven in the middle or one up from the bottom rack and bake for 35-45 minutes. No need to turn the pumpkin. They will be done when you can easily slide a fork into the flesh.
    Spicy Coconut Pumpkin Squash Slices cooked

Recipe Notes

If you don't want to throw away the seeds here's a recipe for Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.