Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

A delicious Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe for the win! Olive Oil, salt, ground garlic, cayenne pepper and, of course, raw pumpkin seeds are the five ingredients needed to make this festive autumn snack.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe by TrishSutton.com

“Did you know that there are 260 seeds in a pumpkin?”  Any guesses how many are in really big Pumpkins?

Our five year old informed us that Pumpkins have 260 seeds inside of them. He knows this because in his Kindergarten class they counted. In his words, they counted by tens and after 250 comes 260. After questioning if all pumpkins had the same number of seeds our little guy told his Uncle that “really big pumpkins have 261 seeds”. Five year old logic is about as simple as this recipe!

Before you begin you will want to make sure that your seeds are completely dried. Rinse seeds thoroughly after scooping them out of a fresh pumpkin. I like to lay mine out on a baking pan to dry overnight however you could also dry them out in a warm oven before you begin.

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

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Recipe Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees, prepare baking sheet with aluminum foil and a light layer of cooking spray.
  • Add seeds, olive oil, salt, garlic and cayenne pepper to a medium size mixing bowl and stir until all seeds are covered in seasons.
  • Spread the seasoned seeds out onto prepared baking sheet then place it in the oven.

Sheet pan with raw pumpkin seeds ready to roast

  • Bake seeds for 20 minutes at 300 degrees then remove them from the oven, turn seeds with spatula and return the pan to the oven to bake for an additional 20 minutes.
  • Remove the seasoned roasted seeds from the oven, allow them to cool completely then store them in an airtight container.

Store bought Pumpkin Seeds never last long in our house and these homemade fresh roasted ones are no different. They disappear in almost as little time as it takes to roast them in the oven. Enjoy!

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

A delicious Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe for the win! Olive Oil, salt, ground garlic, cayenne pepper and, of course, raw pumpkin seeds are the five ingredients needed to make this festive autumn snack.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Pumpkin Seeds dried
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees, prepare baking sheet with aluminum foil and a light layer of cooking spray.

  2. Add seeds, olive oil, salt, garlic and cayenne pepper to a medium size mixing bowl and stir until all seeds are covered in seasons.

  3. Spread the seasoned seeds out onto prepared baking sheet then place it in the oven.

  4. Bake seeds for 20 minutes at 300 degrees then remove them from the oven, turn seeds with spatula and return the pan to the oven to bake for an additional 20 minutes.

  5. Remove the seasoned roasted seeds from the oven, allow them to cool completely then store them in an airtight container.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe by TrishSutton.comThis recipe was originally posted on November 2nd, 2016.

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About Trish

When this sleep deprived self proclaimed tea addict is not creating content for this here blog, Trish can most often be found at the Little League field or watching a football game. Trish is a passionate volunteer, contract accountant, avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and will only eat Oreos in pairs. She has two boys born sixteen years apart and her favorite place in the world is by her husband's side - preferably in a football stadium, at Disneyland or in San Diego.

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