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Homemade Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Inside: How to make two scrumptious homemade roasted pumpkin seed recipes; Maryland-style roasted pumpkin seeds, and lime-flavored roasted pumpkin seeds.

Can you feel it? Fall is finally in the air!

Have you begun your fall festivities with your family yet? If not, you can grab a beautiful list of child-friendly, cheap activities to do with your children here.

Lennox and I have already done quite a bit of fall activities. We made fall crafts, did some fall shopping, fall cooking, and we even went on a fall scavenger hunt!

We even did our pumpkin carving already!

Afterwards, we made two delicious homemade roasted pumpkin seed recipes that I am going to share with you today! Enjoy!

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Homemade Roasted Maryland Style Pumpkin Seeds

Why roast pumpkin seeds?

Carving pumpkins is a must-do fall activity, but what do you do with the extracted seeds?

We eat them, and boy, are they tasty! I am actually about to head out after I write this post to buy more pumpkins because we already finished all of our seeds.

Not only are they tasty, but they are full of antioxidants, healthy fats, magnesium, and zinc.[1]         

What do you do with your pumpkin seeds once you carve your pumpkin? Do you throw them out, use them for crafting, plant them? Drop a comment below and let me know =)

For both of these recipes, I used raw pumpkin seeds from one large pumpkin. I split them in half, and it yielded around four cups of seeds. For each recipe, I used approximately two cups of pumpkin seeds. Enjoy =)

Below you can find the recipes to two homemade roasted pumpkin seeds

Two Homemade Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipes
Homemade Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Lime and Salt Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1 generous teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 lime

Instructions

  1. Once you have extracted all of the seeds from your jack-o-lantern, place them in a colander in your sink and run water over them. Remove all of the pumpkin’s pulp from the seeds to ensure proper roasting. Using a slotted spoon half the seeds into two small bowls and let dry for about an hour.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with foil. Since I cooked both recipes in the same batch, I made a foil divider to avoid dirtying too many dishes. Parchment paper would also work just fine.
  3. Place half of your pumpkin seeds (mine yielded four cups, so two cups) into a small bowl. Cut your lime in half. With a lime press, squeeze all of the juice out of the lime and onto your seeds. Then add your generous teaspoon of salt onto the pumpkin seeds. Mix with a spoon.
  4. Place onto one half of the baking sheet.
  5. Place one teaspoon of olive oil into a small serving bowl, and with a basting brush, apply oil onto your seeds. This will ensure your seeds get crispy. I brush the oil on after the lime so that the lime can absorb into the seed and not roll off of the oil.
  6. Place into the oven for about 30 minutes. Make sure to check your seeds halfway through to stir them up a bit, so they bake evenly. If, after 25 minutes, all of the lime juice has not evaporated, leave them for another 5-10 minutes. I prefer my lime & salt pumpkin seed crispy and almost burnt, so I leave them in for a bit longer.
  7. Take your seeds out and let them cool. There you have it a healthy fall snack that the whole family can enjoy!
Maryland-Style Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Maryland-Style Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of pumpkin seeds
  • 1 generous teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 lime

Instructions

    1. Once you have extracted all of the seeds from your jack-o-lantern, place them in a colander in your sink and run water over them. Remove all of the pumpkin’s pulp from the seeds to ensure proper roasting. Using a [slotted spoon][3], half the seeds into two small bowls and let dry for about an hour.
    2. Preheat your oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with foil. Since I cooked both recipes in the same batch, I made a foil divider to avoid dirtying too many dishes. Parchment paper would also work just fine.
    3. Place half of your pumpkin seeds (mine yielded four cups, so two cups) into a small bowl. Add your teaspoon of oil, and mix it into the seeds. Then, add your teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning. The oil will help the Old Bay seasoning stick to seeds.
    4. Place the seeds onto one half of the baking sheet. Only use half if you are making more than one type of roasted pumpkin seed.
    5. Place pumpkin seeds into the oven for 30 minutes. Make sure to check your seeds halfway through to stir them up a bit, so they bake evenly.
    6. Take your seeds out and let them cool. There you have it a healthy fall snack that the whole family can enjoy!


Let’s hear from you!

Do you have any fun pumpkin seed recipes that you would like to share? If so, let me know in the comments below!

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Dawn

Monday 28th of October 2019

We’re carving pumpkins today! I guess I know what I’m going to do with the seeds!!

Cendu

Friday 25th of October 2019

I LOVE roasting pumpkins after our pumpkin carving expeditions. We always stick to the usual olive oil, salt, pepper and some Cayenne. I can't wait to give these a try! Especially the maryland one, I've never tried that!

Lorena Ruprecht

Sunday 27th of October 2019

Yum! I have never tried Cayenne on pumpkin seeds. I'm definitely giving this a try next time!

Live Well Choose Joy

Friday 25th of October 2019

We love pumpkin seeds and will for sure try these, especially lime and salt. Thanks for sharing!

Lorena Ruprecht

Sunday 27th of October 2019

The lime and salt pumpkin seeds are so tasty! I hope you enjoy them!

Mellissa

Thursday 24th of October 2019

Yum! These sound delicious! Just in time, were catching pumpkins tonight!

Lorena Ruprecht

Sunday 27th of October 2019

Perfect! Enjoy your pumpkin seeds!

Rebecca

Thursday 24th of October 2019

This brings back memories! I haven't roasted pumpkin seeds since I was a kid, but this makes me want to. And the lime part was interesting, I'd never done that; we'll have to try it soon.

Lorena Ruprecht

Sunday 27th of October 2019

I hope you enjoy roasting your seeds. They are definitely way too yummy to throw out!

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