Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – don’t know what to do with the seeds after you carve that pumpkin? Create a a healthy crunchy snack with the seeds. Easy and delish!
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
I am sure this year you might be buying a few pumpkins to carve. Kids love the tradition of having parents making jack-o-lanterns for Halloween. Stick a candle in the middle and watch the face glow at dark. The big question is: Once you hollow the pumpkin out, what do you do with the seeds? Do you throw them out? I say NAY!! They make a really crunchy and delicious snack for kids and adults.
On Monday my husband came home holding this huge pumpkin. My girls eyes lit up and instantly starting thinking of a great spooky design. Of course mommy blogger instead of helping them carve the pumpkin, I went on Periscope and broadcasted the whole process.
During the broadcast, I asked the viewers what ideas they had to do with the seeds. One lady told me to just bake them with salt. I listened to her and that’s exactly what I did. The only difference is that I soaked them in salted water overnight. The results are amazing! They are tasty, crunchy and salty. My husband adds them on top of salads and I just like to snack on them just like nuts.
Now that I know these Roasted Pumpkin Seeds taste amazing, I told my husband to buy some more pumpkins so we have a steady supply of snacks at home. My daughter even took some in her lunchbox. Check out our spooky pumpkins – My husband didn’t do a bad job.
The great thing about these Roasted Pumpkin Seeds is that you can flavor them in any way you’d like. Make them spicy, sweet, savory, etc. I honestly love the real flavor of the seeds so salt for me is enough.
I hope you can try these delicious Roasted Pumpkin Seeds at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
- 2 cups Pumpkin Seeds from 1 Large Pumpkin approx.
- 2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
- Salt to taste
- Pepper - optional to taste
Clean your seeds and rinse them with water
Place them in a bowl covered with water and 1 Teaspoon of salt overnight
The next day, drain your seeds and dry them up with a paper towel
Preheat oven to 375 Degrees Fahrenheit
Place them in a bowl and add the olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix
Place seeds in a sheet pan in one layer
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until browned. Mix them every 10 minutes