After your jack-o’-lantern is gutted this Halloween season, don’t just throw out the goopy-gunk inside. Instead, pick out the seeds, dry them, and turn them into a healthy treat by making one of these tasty roasted pumpkin seed recipes! Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or a taste for the spicier things in life, you’re sure to find that one of these recipes makes your mouth water with anticipation!
*All amounts are for 1 cup of raw pumpkin seeds.
*All recipes bake at 300º.
Sweet Sriracha Roast
Sriracha addicts will unite over these sweet Sriracha pumpkin seeds. To make these addictive little treats, here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 Tbsp. Sriracha
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp. ginger powder
- 1/8 tsp. cumin
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. olive oil
1. Spread seeds in a single layer onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
2. As your seeds bake, mix the ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and whisk well.
3. Add your partially-cooked seeds to the mixture and toss to coat.
4. Return your coated seeds to the cookie sheet and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Spicy BBQ Roast
Bring the taste of summer grillin’ into the autumn season with these spicy BBQ pumpkin seeds! To make these great salad-toppers, here what you’ll need:
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 Tbsp. agave
- 1/4 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. sweet paprika
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together all of your ingredients.
2. Add the seeds into your mixture and toss well.
3. Spread your coated seeds in a single layer on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
4. Bake for 45 minutes or until your seeds become crisp.
Salt & Pepper Roast
This classic flavor works almost too well with pumpkin seeds. So be warned: Once you start sampling, you won’t be able to stop! To make these salt & pepper pumpkin seeds here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
1. Mix the oil, salt, and pepper in a medium-sized bowl.
2. Stir in the seeds and toss to coat evenly.
3. Spread your seeds on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
4. Bake for roughly 25 minutes or until golden-brown.
Blend the best of both worlds with this recipe for salted caramel pumpkin seeds. To make these little bits of heaven here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1. Tbsp. butter
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
1. Mix granulated sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg in a medium-sized bowl. Add in the seeds and toss.
2. Spread the coated seeds onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake 25 minutes.
3. As they are baking, melt the butter in a non-stick skillet before adding in the salt and brown sugar.
4. Once your seeds are done baking, toss them into the buttery mixture to coat and cook an additional minute or so.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, we’ve got the recipe to satisfy it! To make these chocolate-roasted pumpkin seeds here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 Tbsp. water
- 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp. granulated cane sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Dash of salt
1. On a parchment-lined cookie sheet, bake your pumpkin seeds for 15 minutes.
2. As they bake, stir together all of your ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat.
3. Pour your pumpkin seeds into the mixture.
4. Spread the coated seeds out again on the cookie sheet and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
Which roasted pumpkin seed recipe did you make? Let us know how you liked it by leaving a comment!