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Two Scrumptiously Savory Recipes for Roasting Pumpkin Seeds This Fall

Two Scrumptiously Savory Recipes for Roasting Pumpkin Seeds This Fall

Can you feel it? Fall is finally in the air! Have you begun your fall festivities with your family yet? If not, you can grab a beautiful list of child-friendly, cheap activities to do with your children here.

We have already done quite a bit of fall activities. We have made fall crafts, done fall learning activities, fall shopping, fall cooking, and we have even begun Halloween crafts and learning. You can click these links for some fallspiration!

We have even done pumpkin carving. We turned our jack-o-lantern into a cat, or gatito, as Lennox would say, and he gets so excited every evening to light the candle and watch the gatito light up.

 
Two Scrumptiously Savory Recipes for Roasting Pumpkin Seeds This Fall
 

Carving pumpkins is a must-do fall activity, but what do you do with the extracted seeds? We eat them, and boy, are they tasty! I am actually about to head out after I write this post to buy more pumpkins because we already finished all of our seeds.

Not only are they tasty, but they are full of antioxidants, healthy fats, magnesium, and zinc.[1]         

What do you do with your pumpkin seeds once you carve your pumpkin? Do you throw them out, use them for crafting, plant them? Drop a comment below and let me know =)

 
Pumpkin Seed Recipes- A healthy Fall Snack. Two Scrumptiously Savory Recipes for Roasting Pumpkin Seeds This Fall #Pumpkinseeds #healthysnacks #fallsnacks #pumpkinideas
 

For both of these recipes, I used raw pumpkin seeds from one large pumpkin. I split them in half, and it yielded around four cups of seeds. For each recipe, I used approximately two cups of pumpkin seeds. Enjoy =)

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Lime & Salt Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
 

Lime & Salt Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

  • prep time: 15 minutes
  • cook time: 30-40 minutes
  • total time: 45-55 minutes

Servings: 2 cups

Ingredients:

2 cups of pumpkin seeds

1 generous teaspoon of sea salt

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 Lime

Instructions:

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Step one: Once you have extracted all of the seeds from your jack-o-lantern, place them in a colander in your sink and run water over them. Remove all of the pumpkin’s pulp from the seeds to ensure proper roasting. Using a slotted spoon, half the seeds into two small bowls and let dry for about an hour.

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Step two: Preheat your oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with foil. Since I cooked both recipes in the same batch, I made a foil divider to avoid dirtying too many dishes. Parchment paper would also work just fine.

Step three: Place half of your pumpkin seeds (mine yielded four cups, so two cups) into a small bowl. Cut your lime in half. With a lime press, squeeze all of the juice out of the lime and onto your seeds. Then add your generous teaspoon of salt onto the pumpkin seeds. Mix with a spoon.

Step four: Place onto one half of the baking sheet.

Step five: place one teaspoon of olive oil into a small serving bowl, and with a basting brush, apply oil onto your seeds. This will ensure your seeds get crispy. I brush the oil on after the lime so that the lime can absorb into the seed and not roll off of the oil.

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### Step six: Place into the oven for about 30 minutes. Make sure to check your seeds halfway through to stir them up a bit, so they bake evenly. If, after 25 minutes, all of the lime juice has not evaporated, leave them for another 5-10 minutes. I prefer my lime & salt pumpkin seed crispy and almost burnt, so I leave them in for a bit longer.

Step seven: Take your seeds out and let them cool. There you have it a healthy fall snack that the whole family can enjoy!

 
Maryland-Style Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
 

Maryland-Style Pumpkin Seeds

  • prep time: 15 minutes
  • cook time: 30-40 minutes
  • total time: 45-55 minutes

Servings:

Ingredients:

2 cups of pumpkin seeds

1 generous teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 Lime

Instructions:


Step one: Once you have extracted all of the seeds from your jack-o-lantern, place them in a [colander][2] in your sink and run water over them. Remove all of the pumpkin’s pulp from the seeds to ensure proper roasting. Using a [slotted spoon][3], half the seeds into two small bowls and let dry for about an hour.

Step two: Preheat your oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with foil. Since I cooked both recipes in the same batch, I made a foil divider to avoid dirtying too many dishes. Parchment paper would also work just fine.

Step three: Place half of your pumpkin seeds (mine yielded four cups, so two cups) into a small bowl. Add your teaspoon of oil, and mix it into the seeds. Then, add your teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning. The oil will help the Old Bay seasoning stick to seeds.

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Step four: Place onto one half of the baking sheet.

Step five: Place pumpkin seeds into the oven for 30 minutes. Make sure to check your seeds halfway through to stir them up a bit, so they bake evenly.

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Step six: Take your seeds out and let them cool. There you have it a healthy fall snack that the whole family can enjoy!

 
Two Scrumptiously Savory Recipes for Roasting Pumpkin Seeds This Fall
 

Let’s hear from you?

Do you have any fun pumpkin seed recipes that you would like to share? If so, let me know in the comments below!

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