Sweet or Salty Pumpkin Seed Recipe! Roasting Pumpkin Seeds can be a fun activity for the kids too! https://fantabulosity.com
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Sweet & Salty: Pumpkin Seed Recipe

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I had never had any interest in roasting pumpkin seeds, until my youngest came along and literally eats anything & everything “crunchy.”

Combine it with a fun activity to do with the kiddos? Golden.

Sweet or Salty Pumpkin Seed Recipe! Roasting Pumpkin Seeds can be a fun activity for the kids too! https://fantabulosity.com

Pumpkin Seed Recipe

I adore this recipe, because you can make it salty or sweet; depending on the mood you’re in! If it were just for me?? I’d probably put a little chili powder on them, to give them a little “kick.”

But if kiddos are partaking in the snacking, boiling them in sugar instead of salt, and topping with cinnamon and/or brown sugar, may be more up their alley. 🙂

Get creative roasting pumpkin seeds! That’s part of the fun!

Roasted Pumpkin seed recipe below!

Sweet or Salty Pumpkin Seed Recipe! Roasting Pumpkin Seeds can be a fun activity for the kids too! https://fantabulosity.com

Sweet or Salty Pumpkin Seed Recipe! Roasting Pumpkin Seeds can be a fun activity for the kids too! https://fantabulosity.com

Sweet or Salty Pumpkin Seed Recipe! Roasting Pumpkin Seeds can be a fun activity for the kids too! https://fantabulosity.com

Sweet or Salty Pumpkin Seed Recipe! Roasting Pumpkin Seeds can be a fun activity for the kids too! https://fantabulosity.com

Sweet or Salty Pumpkin Seed Recipe! Roasting Pumpkin Seeds can be a fun activity for the kids too! https://fantabulosity.com

Sweet or Salty Pumpkin Seed Recipe! Roasting Pumpkin Seeds can be a fun activity for the kids too! https://fantabulosity.com

Sweet or Salty Pumpkin Seed Recipe! Roasting Pumpkin Seeds can be a fun activity for the kids too! https://fantabulosity.com

Sweet or Salty Pumpkin Seed Recipe! Roasting Pumpkin Seeds can be a fun activity for the kids too! https://fantabulosity.com
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Sweet & Salty: Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Roasting pumpkin seeds is a family fun activity the kids will LOVE. Save the seeds and make them salty, sweet, or a combination of both with this easy to follow recipe.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword fall snack recipe, roasted pumpkin seeds
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 357kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pumpkin about the size of a soccer ball (yields about 1-1/2 - 2 cups of seeds)
  • 2 teaspoons salt OR sugar

Additional Seasonings (if desired):

  • For Salty: black pepper, garlic power, chili powder
  • For Sweet: cinnamon, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  • Wash and dry the pumpkin. With a sharp knife, cut the pumpkin in half.

  • With a large spoon, begin to scrape out the innards and reserve them in a bowl.
  • Take the innards and fill the bowl with water. A lot of the seeds will rise to the top. Begin to separate the seeds from the stringy bits. Discard the stringy bits.
  • 
Continue rinsing the seeds until majority of the pumpkin strings are off the seeds.

  • In a pot of water, add 6 cups of water and the 2 tsp of salt, or to taste. If you like the seeds more salty, add more salt. Taste as you go.

  • Begin to simmer the seeds until they are soft. Approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Do not boil the seeds, you want just a soft simmer.

  • Preheat the oven to 350
 degrees F
  • Spread the seeds out on a parchment lined baking tray. At this point, you may add more seasonings if you’d like. Different herbs, or pepper, chilies, etc.
  • Bake the seeds (stirring often) for approximately 20 minutes or until they are dry.

  • Store in a cool dry, airtight container.



Notes

If you’d like to make a sweet snack instead, boil the seeds with sugar rather than salt, and at the seasoning stage, add sugar or brown sugar, cinnamon, etc.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup (with salt) | Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 2329mg | Potassium: 517mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin C: 1.5% | Calcium: 2.9% | Iron: 31.4%

I can’t think of a better Thanksgiving snack for your guests to munch on, while they’re waiting on the main course to make it’s way to the table.

Or… make these for your kids to snack on, while waiting in the car when running errands.

Sweet or Salty Pumpkin Seed Recipe. Roasting Pumpkin Seeds can be a fun activity for the kids too! https://fantabulosity.com

Do you have a special pumpkin seed recipe? I’d LOVE to hear it. Which seasonings did you put on yours?

Let me know in the comments right down there: 🙂

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