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How-To Roast Pumpkin Seeds (Video)

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Last week we covered How-To Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree so this week I wanted to show you guys what  to do with the seeds you find inside those pumpkins

But don’t worry if you have no intention of whipping up fresh pumpkin puree this season because you could easily make these with the seeds from the inside of ANY pumpkin (yes! even those Jack-O’Laterns).

I personally love to snack on these as-is by the handful but they are also delicious on top of a salad or sprinkled over some pumpkin soup.

Next week, we move on to Pumpkin Oatmeal and then Pumpkin Protein Pancakes so be sure to come back and visit.

As for this post, I’ve got to keep it short because it’s nearly 11pm and I need to be up at 5:30am to get to the gym before the day starts.

In the meantime, what are some of YOUR favorite pumpkin recipes?  Any family favorites out there?

How-To Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes + chilling

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • A fat pinch of kosher salt

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 400.

Rinse and DRY seeds thoroughly.

Toss pumpkin seeds with oil and salt.  Spread the seeds out on a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and crunchy.

Cool and enjoy!!

Makes 4 servings (2 tbsp. each).

Nutritional Analysis

Calories: 102; Total Fat: 8.6g; Saturated Fat: 2.2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 2g; Dietary Fiber: 1.5g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 4.5g

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5 Responses to “How-To Roast Pumpkin Seeds (Video)”

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    Rebecca — October 11, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    These look delicious! I can wait to try them!

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    Dana — October 24, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    I remember that the pumpkins that we carve aren’t suitable for eating – but are those seeds good to roast? We’ve got a few pumpkins to carve :) Thx.

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    Debbie — December 10, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

    I FINALLY got around to doing mine. I never let them dry over night before. WOW!!! These are good. I made 6 cups (from 2 halloween pumpkins that I never got around to carve). So I guess that answers the question about the bigger pumpkins. YUM!!!

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    Lynette — May 19, 2014 @ 10:49 am

    I’ve heard olive oil becomes “bad oil” when heated. Can I use coconut oil instead for roasting?

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      Dani — May 20, 2014 @ 5:05 am

      Coconut oil would definitely work.

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