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Pumpkin Bites

Nicole Avery
Nicole Avery

These tasty but super easy to make pumpkin bites make a great finger food for any time of the year. Brightly coloured, gluten free and suitable for vegetarians they are great savoury starter with a sweet touch.

Pumpkin Bites
Pumpkin Bites Photo: Nicole Avery


  • 1.5 kg butternut pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds


Preheat oven to 185°C. Chop pumpkin into even sized cubes, (approx 2cm) and add to them to a large mixing bowl.

In a small bowl whisk maple syrup and coconut oil together for a minute until well combined, then pour over the pumpkin. Gently mix the pumpkin around until it is all coated in the maple syrup mixture. Add the salt and mix again.

Place the pumpkin on a tray lined with baking paper. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top of the pumpkin. Bake for 55 - 60 minutes or until cooked.

Add a toothpick to each piece of pumpkin and serve.

Notes: You can use alternative sweeteners to maple syrup, for example honey or rice malt syrup. You can also use an alternative oil instead of coconut oil if you prefer. 

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