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Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

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Roasting Pumpkin Seeds.  What a fun way to get the kids involved in the kitchen! Roasting pumpkin seeds are super easy to make, loaded with nutrients and contains 12 grams of protein in one cup!  A healthy snack, and an activity for the whole family to get involved creates wonderful fond memories for a lifetime.  So let’s go into the kitchen and get started on how to roast pumpkin seeds, shall we?

I am not fond of throwing out a good pumpkin.  So after Halloween, the ones that didn’t get carved into spooky characters come back into the kitchen to get worked on.

Roasting pumpkin seeds has always been a thing in our family.

Like many traditions, cutting up a pumpkin, pulling out all the seeds to roast them has been a family tradition for years; and still is!


How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds:

1.  First, separate the seeds from the pulp.

2.  Rinse the seeds and pat dry with a paper towel.

3.  Scatter  them onto a cookie sheet, and add some seasonings.

4.  Then roast them until they are golden.


One cup of pumpkin seeds has 12 grams of protein.  They make a HEALTHY school snack for the kids and for adults too.  Just set them in a bowl in front of the TV for the whole family to enjoy!

Eat them raw or roasted!  They are full of vitamins and minerals; and you can enjoy them tossed in salads, or top some of your soups.   They offer a nice crunch and a delicious nutty flavor.


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Ingredients for Roasting Pumpkin Seeds:

  •   seeds from a pumpkin

  •   cooking spray oil

  •   sea salt


1.  Separate seeds from the pulp. Rinse them, then pat dry with paper towels.
2.  Scatter seeds onto a cookie sheet.  Spray lightly over them with cooking spray.  Then sprinkle some salt.
3.  Bake at 375 degrees.

4.   Roast for 10 minutes or until they are golden color, but not brown.  Remove from the oven. Cool and store in a container.


Yields: 2 cups

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  • Reply
    Annette @LosingYourBelly
    November 5, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    They are a great tv snack. I like doing our pumpkin seeds with a bit of a spicy kick.

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    October 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    We used to do this when the kids were small – so as soon as my grandson gets old enough – I will do it again! Thanks 🙂

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    October 29, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    What a useful tip on re-using pumpkins from Halloween..and very healthy too!!

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    October 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    this is such a great idea to do with the kids in the fall. You can do so much with pumpkin seeds! Awesome

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