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How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds | Recipe

Totally Addictive Metabolism-Boosting Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Before throwing out your jack-o'-lantern's guts, use the pumpkin seeds to make a healthy snack. High in plant sterols and phytochemicals, pumpkin seeds aid in lowering cholesterol and also promote good prostate health. On top of that, they're also a good source of protein and fiber, making them a great snack if you're trying to lose weight.

While a basic recipe is a nice treat, get creative by adding metabolism-boosting spices to your recipe. While cinnamon and a little brown sugar make for a tasty treat, throw in a pinch of cayenne for a creative twist and extra heat!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Basic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Ingredients

2 cups pumpkin seeds that have been rinsed and dried
1/2 tablespoon olive oil or melted coconut oil
2 teaspoons spice mixture
Salt to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, toss pumpkin seeds with oil, salt, and seasoning.
  3. Spread pumpkin seeds evenly onto a baking sheet in 1 layer.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the seeds are crisp, shaking the pan every few minutes while roasting.
  5. Remove from the oven and, if desired, add more spices.

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FitBlackChicks FitBlackChicks 2 years
I keep forgetting to do this! I want to try a spicy mix. Yum!
weffie weffie 5 years
My mom makes hers with tamari, they are sooo addictive! Our fall special at work includes a Pumpkin-Butternut Squash soup that we garnish with shelled roasted pumpkin seeds... I'd never really thought to shell them before roasting (mainly because of the extra labour, but partly because I like the chewy shells) but they are really, really crispy and delicious!
kurniakasih kurniakasih 6 years
yeah, I usually just use olive oil and salt. But, great idea! I love it when Halloween comes around since it's roasting pumpkin seeds time for us adults (beside taking our kid around for trick or treating)!
insanitypepper insanitypepper 6 years
Olive oil and salt is all I need.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years
I used to LOVE pumpkin seeds. I always looked forward to my mom roasting them as a child. Then I ate too much and was sick for several days. Now I avoid them. Just looking at the picture made my stomach churn :( So sad.
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