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Toasted Pumpkin Seed Recipes

October 1, 2020 by Fred
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Toasted Pumpkin Seed Recipes

Pumpkins! Pumpkins everywhere! In North America, pumpkins are a welcome symbol of the fall season. You can find pumpkins stacked high at every grocery store, at the farmers market, and at local road side pumpkin patches.

The seeds inside the pumpkin make a healthy snack! Nutritionists love pumpkin seeds because they contain fiber, healthy fats, protein, and several essential vitamins in such a small tasty package.

While carving your Halloween jack-o-lantern this year, don’t forget to save the seeds. We are sharing 10 delicious pumpkin seed recipes that you can use to treat your family.

 

Preparing Pumpkin Seeds:

Pumpkin seeds will need to be separated from the flesh of the pumpkin before toasting. All of the orange web-like flesh can be washed away. We recommend washing the seeds in a colander under cold water and gently turning the mixture with your hands to make sure all of the flesh is removed.

Place the seeds in a large pot with 1 teaspoon of salt and plenty water to boil the seeds without them sticking together. Boil the seeds for 10 minutes, then strain off the boiling water.

 

Seasoning Pumpkin Seeds:

In a large bowl, place your boiled sunflower seeds and prepare them with the seasoning of your choice. Mix the seeds and the flavoring together well, distributing the seasoning evenly.

Try one of these pumpkin seed recipe flavor combinations below
(2 cups of seeds for seasoning measurements)

 

 

Savory Pumpkin Seed Recipes:

Classic Salt and Pepper Pumpkin Seeds
1 tbsp – olive oil
1/4 tsp – sea salt
1/2 tsp – black pepper

 

Garlic and Herb Pumpkin Seeds
1 tbsp – olive oil
1/4 tsp – sea salt
1/2 tsp – garlic powder
1/2 tsp – Italian herb seasoning

 

Spicy Jalapeño Pumpkin Seeds (8-12 hours of marinade time before baking)
1 tbsp – Olive Oil
1/4 tsp – sea salt
2 tbsp – chopped canned jalapeño with juice from the can

 

Asian Teriyaki Pumpkin Seeds (4 hours of marinade time before baking)
1 tbsp – toasted sesame oil
2 tbsp – teriyaki sauce
1/4 tsp – sea salt
1/2 tsp – red chili flakes (optional)

 

Ranch Pumpkin Seeds
1 tbsp – olive oil
2 tsp – powdered ranch seasoning

 

Parmesan Pumpkin Seeds
1 tbsp – olive oil
1/4 tsp – sea salt
2 tsp – Parmesan crumbles (sprinkle on directly after toasted seeds are removed from the oven)

 

Sweet Pumpkin Seed Recipes:

Sweet Honey Pumpkin Seeds
1 tbsp – vegetable oil or sunflower oil
1/4 tsp – sea salt
2 tbsp – natural honey

 

Vanilla Almond Pumpkin Seeds
1 tbsp – vegetable oil or sunflower oil
1/4 tsp – sea salt
1 tsp – vanilla extract
1 tsp – almond extract
1 tsp – powdered sugar

 

Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Seeds
1 tbsp – vegetable oil or sunflower oil
1/4 tsp – sea salt
1/2 tsp – pumpkin pie spice

 

Bourbon and Brown Sugar Pumpkin Seeds
1 tbsp – vegetable oil or sunflower oil
2 tbsp – bourbon
1 tsp – brown sugar
1/4 tsp – sea salt
1/4 tsp – ground cinnamon (optional)

 

 

Baking the Pumpkin Seeds:

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the seasoned pumpkin seeds out into an even single layer. For the best results, avoid allowing seeds to pile and stick together.

  • Bake the seeds at 325 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, until they are golden brown.
  • Allow the seeds to cool and enjoy. Store your toasted pumpkin seeds in a sealed container.

 

 

We hope you enjoy making these pumpkin seed recipes this season. Our blog is a place where we share information for a happy and healthy home. If you would like to see more articles like this one, follow our Facebook page.

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