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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pumpkin Seeds: 3 ways

I know this post is a tiny bit late, but I have been swamped with studying this past week and have no had time to post it. Anyway, I'm sure you can either save these ideas for next Halloween or go buy some clearance pumpkins so that you can make these delicious seeds. Now, I am aware that some of you don't even save your pumpkin seeds. After reading this, I'm sure you will save them from now on! 

First, you have to rinse the pumpkin seeds and soak them in salt water for a few days. 
I stir them a few times a day and change the water once a day. Don't be shy with the salt either. This step helps them to plump up and get flavor all the way through. 

When you are ready to bake them, line your baking sheets with parchment paper.

Get your ingredients ready and preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
We used salt, pepper, oregano and Parmesan cheese.

Lay you seeds in a thin layer over your baking sheet, sprinkle with your seasonings and bake for about 25-35 minutes. 
If they are overlapping it takes them longer to cook. The more seasonings, the merrier. Make sure to sprinkle them as evenly as possible, though. Nobody wants to bite into a seed with so much salt on it that you can't even tell there is a seed beneath all the salt.
About half way through the baking time, flip the seeds over and stir them so that they cook evenly. When they are done, they will be crunchy and dried out completely....and delicious.

1. Salt and Pepper

2. Parmesan and Oregano

3. Classic Salted

Some other ideas we had for seasoning included Ranch (using ranch seasoning packet), and Cinnamon and Sugar ( in which case you would soak in sugar water). 


Do you have any flavor suggestions?


  1. Oh this is PERFECT timing! One thing I have yet to accomplish on my bucket list for this fall is roast pumpkin seeds! You've saved me looking through lots of webpages trying to find out how to fix these things! THANKS!

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  2. I've got a very limited diet because of health reasons and pumpkin seeds are one of the only things I can eat! These look amazing, I'll have to try them out!


  3. I should have saved mine! Parmesan and oregano sounds delicious. I'll definitely try it next year :)

  4. Mmmm I love pumpkin seeds. Sadly we didnt get any pumpkins this year so I did without! :(


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