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 pointsPrint
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Cook Time: 1 hr
- Total Time: 1 hr
- Yield: 1 ½ cups 1x
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
- Serving Size: ¼ cup of seeds
Keywords: roasted pumpkin seeds
I personally tried these and they were wonderful!! Thanks Jenna!!
I'm regretting putting all those pumpkin seeds in the compost the other day. I should have had the patience to roast them. These look fantastic!