Monday, October 29, 2012

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

After carving a handful of pumpkins this season for my pumpkin dips, Matt decided to make a deal with me. For every pumpkin he cleans out for my dip, I have to bake the seeds for him. Deal. Actually, easiest deal ever because I hate cleaning out the pumpkins and I love roasted pumpkin seeds!
Oh, and did you know that pumpkin seeds are a healthy snack that helps strengthen your bones and reduce cholesterol? That makes one more reason not to toss your seeds!


So here is how I seasoned these little guys...

Ingredients
·         Pumpkin seeds
·         1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
·         salt and pepper
·         1 pinch cinnamon
·         1 pinch cumin
·         1 pinch cayenne pepper
·         1 tablespoon honey

Directions 
1. Spread pumpkin seeds on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
2. Remove seeds from oven and toss with olive oil, cinnamon, cumin, cayenne, and honey in a bag or Tupperware container.
3. Spread pumpkin seeds back onto the baking sheet and lightly sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Return to oven and roast coated seeds until golden, about 10-12 minutes. Scrape from pan and stir seeds as they cool to prevent sticking.


A sweet and spicy fall snack {or salad topping}!
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34 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you posted this!! We gutted our pumpkins and I saved the seeds but wasn't sure where to start with roasting them, lol! I've never done it before. I just pinned your "recipe" though so I can't wait to do this- thanks! :)

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  2. Yum!! I love roasting my seeds every year! This recipe looks great!!

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  3. Yumm! I think I may need to try this. Are they sweet or more on the salty side?

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  4. Roasted pumpkin seeds for SALAD TOPPINGS...why in the WORLD have I not ever considered that? GENIUS! I am going to def try this on Halloween!

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  5. Oh man! I am def going to have to try this out!! Thanks :)

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  6. I am not even gonna lie girlie I have never in my life tried pumpkin seeds. They look good but do they taste as good as they look & they too sound super spicy. I do not do super spicy one bit cute post though :)

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  7. I am definitely doing this when I carve my pumpkins. By the way, your photography has been quite beauty lately. Excellent work ladybug.

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  8. These look so delicious but we already threw ours out!! Bummer!! I second Megan with the photography skills. These pictures are pretty gorgeous.

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  9. These look delicious! My husband has been asking for roasted pumpkin seeds so I'll have to give this recipe a try! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I did this one year but haven't carved a pumpkin in recent years so no seeds for me :( Looks delish!

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  11. Yum! This is making my mouth water! :)

    alexandramcuellar.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh yummmm! I want to roast pumpkin seeds STAT!!

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  13. Ohhhh yummy!!! I haven't had roasted pumpkin seeds in forever! These looks delightful, my dear! Sooooooooo goooooood toooo finally meet you (and Matt!!!) on Saturday. You're a doll! xx

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  14. Yum these look so good! We just carved our pumpkins and my husband is always in charge of taking the guts out.

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  15. I am SO glad you posted this!! I've been on the hunt for an amazing roasted pumpkin seed recipe! Can't WAIT to try this!

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  16. Love roasted pumpkin seeds but I've never thought to add cayenne to them. They look great :)

    xo Amber P.
    http://theowlsden.blogspot.com

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