If you don't save your pumpkin seeds after scooping all the guts out of the pumpkin you're missing out! You can use these seeds to make a great and healthy crunchy snack! Your hands are already gross from scooping the guts out so why not? The process is a bit long but here's how you do it.
How to make Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Try and get as much of the pumpkin seeds as you can from the pumpkin. The pumpkin I had some of the seeds were kind of hard to get out. It is ok if you don't get all the stringy pumpkin guts removed from the seeds. Washing them in a colander will help with that.
The next step is to let the seeds dry out. It doesn't matter how you do this but it can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a day. Spread them out on a sheet pan or over some parchment paper.
Once they are dry you can roast them!
Season the pumpkin seeds however you like. Check out your pantry to see what spices you already have in there. I just happened to have some Trader Joe's all-purpose seasoning. Pumpkin Pie Spice,
Spritz or spray the seeds with some olive and toss them all to coat with the seasoning. Pop them in the oven at 250 degrees for an hour. So good and a nice crunchy and healthy snack!
Tips for Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
When cleaning out the pumpkins seeds place them in a colander and spray the seeds with water until all the seeds are all clear.
If you don't want to take the time to scoop out the seeds from a fresh pumpkin you can buy raw pumpkin seeds at the specialty food stores or online. Carving a pumpkin is on everyone's Fall bucket list though is it not? I think this needs to be experienced at least once in your life! 🙂
To figure out points for pumpkin seeds weigh them by the ounce. ¼ cup or 4 ounces of pumpkin seeds 5 points
What can you make with roasted pumpkin seeds?
- Pumpkin seed butter: Just like peanut or almond butter, you can make a delicious spread out of pumpkin seeds. Simply blend the roasted seeds in a food processor until they turn into a smooth paste. You can add some honey, cinnamon, or vanilla extract for some extra sweetness.
- Salad topping: Toasted pumpkin seeds make a great addition to any salad. They add a nice crunch and nutty flavor to your greens.
- Trail mix: Combine roasted pumpkin seeds with other nuts, dried fruit, and chocolate chips for a tasty and healthy snack.
- Pumpkin seed brittle: For a sweet treat, you can make pumpkin seed brittle by combining roasted seeds with melted sugar and butter. Spread the mixture out on a baking sheet and let it cool before breaking it into pieces.
Can you air fry pumpkin seeds?
Yes, you can definitely air fry pumpkin seeds! In fact, it's a great way to enjoy this healthy snack without all the added oil and calories that come with traditional roasting methods. To air fry pumpkin seeds, simply clean and dry them thoroughly, then toss them with a little bit of oil and your desired seasonings.
Place them in the air fryer basket and cook at 350°F for about 10-15 minutes, shaking the basket occasionally to ensure even cooking. Once they're golden brown and crispy, remove them from the air fryer and let them cool before enjoying as a delicious and nutritious snack!
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After carving your pumpkin, don't throw out the seeds! Save the seeds for roasted pumpkin seeds.
1 ½ cups of raw whole pumpkin seeds
2 sprays of olive oil spray or any cooking spray
1 ½ tsps of seasoning salt of choice
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown; stir occasionally.
5 WW Freestyle Points (using cooking spray instead of oil)
- Category: Easy
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: ¼ cup of seeds
Keywords: roasted pumpkin seeds