Saturday, October 28, 2017

Oven Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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Oven roasted pumpkin seeds

Well, It's that time of year again and the fall season is once again here. This means that I get to make and enjoy one of my favorites once a year snacks, oven roasted pumpkin seeds.

Jamie and boys came over last night for our annual pumpkin carving night of fun. We carved up four pumpkins and reaped a whole lot of pumpkin seeds.

Do you know? There is plenty of nutrition in roasted pumpkin seeds? They are high in fiber, contain heart-healthy magnesium, rich in Zinc to support your immune system, helps improve blood sugar levels, increase your HDL good cholesterol, and so much more.

Every year I take the extra time to save and roast our pumpkin seeds. These make such a wonderful snack and can be flavored so many different ways. I like my pumpkin seeds lightly coated with olive oil and sea salt.

Easy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: Here is how I make them
  1. First, rinse and clean off the excess pulp from the seeds. I use a colander and cold water.
  2. Spread them out on cookie sheets and let them dry overnight. (Don't load too many on one cookie sheet).
  3. The next day transfer the seeds to a mixing bowl, and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and mix with a spoon.
  4. Spread the seeds out on a cookie sheet again and season them with sea salt to your taste.
  5. Bake on the center rack at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes until they are golden brown.
Let the pumpkin seeds cool for about 10 minutes and then enjoy a healthy snack. Oh! I just love this time of year.

As always thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy.

Two Simple Ingredients for perfect roasted pumpkin seeds

12 comments:

  1. Sam, so glad you get to enjoy one of your favorite snacks ~ oven roasted pumpkin seeds! While others like the candy Halloween time brings, you opt for a healthy snack. :)

    PS: I'll bet you include a bit of candy in your snacking this time of year too. LOL.

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    1. I do love my pumpkin seeds Pat, don't worry I do have my fare share of candy!! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. THis is one of my favorite parts of pumpkin days (Halloween).

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  3. I have never tried roasted pumpkin seeds, but considering the benefits, I clearly need to do so! Thanks for the recipe. I expect we'll be carving our pumpkin this afternoon, so I will be sure to roast the seeds. Always fun to try something new.

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    1. These are a must try Cynthia, I do hope you enjoy them if you try it. I can't wait for this time of year for my pumpkin seeds. Thanks!!

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  4. I love roasted pumpkin seeds! These look delicious!

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  5. Sam, I love roasted pumpkin seeds, not only for the nutrition they bring, but they're just plain GOOD! Thanks for sharing the recipe to roast and salt them.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy, I roast these every year and then eat them until they're gone.

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  6. Lovely seeds roasted nice with cumin...or just salted...Just nice really ...lol

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    1. One of my favorite snack this time of year Carol. Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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