Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Part 2 in my pumpkin posts! I love roasted pumpkin seeds, there is so much you can do with them in regards to seasonings! My personal favorite is sprinkling Garlic powder with regular salt or just using Garlic Salt!

First step is obviously to make your pumpkin puree, which you can find in the first post HERE. I scooped out all the gunk and seeds and placed them in a colander in my sink. I picked out as much of the goop as I could and then rinsed the seeds. It’s okay if a little pumpkin is still attached, it tastes yummy!

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Once you have rinsed your seeds spread them out on a pan. I used about 2 tablespoons (though I did eyeball that…) poured over them, then mixed it around with a spatula and spread them into one layer. Once they were coated and spread I sprinkled generously with my seasonings (like I said before, I used Garlic Salt… but you can do just salt, cinnamon and sugar, cayenne pepper, seasoning salt… etc. etc. The choice is yours!).

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Bake at 250F until your seeds turn a golden brown. In my wall oven at 225F it took about 15 minutes to give them a good crunch.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe with @mustardsdmommy

So yummy. Seriously. Just don’t make the same mistake I did and use a cheap kid tupperware container that doesn’t close securely. They get stale. Darn it! So yes, ziploc bag or properly sealed airtight container would probably do better! Enjoy!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
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Ingredients
  • Pumpkin Seeds (rinsed)
  • Seasonings (your choice! We chose garlic salt this time, but you can use cinnamon and sugar, salt, pepper, paprkia, cayenne pepper, etc.)
  • 1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Scoop out all the gunk and seeds from your pumpkin and place them in a colander in your sink. Pick out as much of the goop as you can and then rinse the seeds. It's okay if a little pumpkin is still attached, it tastes yummy!
  2. Once you have rinsed your seeds, spread them out on a pan. Drizzle about 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil poured over them, then mix the oil and seeds around with a spatula and spread them into one layer. Once they are coated and spread sprinkle generously with your choice of seasonings.
  3. Bake at 250F until your seeds turn a golden brown. (About 10-15 minutes).
  4. Seal in an airtight container or ziplock bag and enjoy!

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3 thoughts on “Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

  1. The spicy pumpkin seeds from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything are addictive – About 1 teaspoon salt, About 1 teaspoon Cayenne, or more if you like, and 1/2 teaspoon cumin for 2 cups of pumpkin seeds.

    And you can get raw dried pumpkin seeds year-round at places like Whole Foods (or less expensive local food co-ops) in the bulk food bins, so you don’t have to wait till fall! (Sometimes called pepitas – also very good in homemade granola!)

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