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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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When it’s time to carve your pumpkin or make some puree, a lot of people throw out the guts.  Well, those guts contain seeds that make for not only a tasty but pretty darn healthy snack!  Pumpkin seeds have been shown to have all kinds of health benefits from helping you sleep better, potentially lowering LDL cholesterol and are rich in B vitamins!  In this video, I’ll show you how to make this seasonal snack two ways both savory and sweet!  It can even be a fun add in for a seasonal trail mix!

Let’s get to making some pumpkin magic!

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
20 minutes
Total Time:
35 minutes
  • Seeds from pumpkin
  • Savory Spices: Garlic Powder, smoked salt and pepper
  • Sweet Spices: Pumpkin Pie Spice, Cardamom, Cinnamon
  • (Or your preferred spices)
  • Cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Scoop out the "guts" of your pumpkin(s) and place into a bowl.
  3. Fill the bowl with water and allow the seeds to float to the top. Scoop them out and place into another bowl, removing all of the fibrous strands.
  4. Dry the seeds with a paper towel and if you're doing a sweet and savory batch, divide the seeds in half and put half of them into a bowl.
  5. Sprinkle Garlic powder, smoked salt and pepper over the seeds, toss and reapply the spices so it sticks.
  6. Spray cooking spray onto a cookie sheet and spread the seeds out evenly over the area.
  7. Repeat with the other half of the seeds this time using sweet spices like Pumpkin pie spice, cardamom, Cinnamon and/or maple sugar.
  8. Spray the sheet and spread those out as well.
  9. Put in the oven and bake for 10 minutes then flip the seeds and spread out again. Place back in the oven for 7-10 minutes or until the seeds are done to your liking.
Nutrition information
Serving Size: Varied

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I'm a long time cook/baker that makes food centric recipe videos to help the novice cook or welcome a seasoned cook that wants to focus on the food. I'm passionate about both Christmas and cooking. Once my baking gene gets activated in September, I want to bake all the things. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and come on into my kitchen!


  1. Yum! Thanks so much for joining us at the To Grandma’s House We Go link party. Your links have been pinned! Please join us again next Wednesday! Cheers!

    1. Thanks! It’s a good way to use the whole pumpkin. Can’t count how many times I threw the guts out and THEN remembered about the seeds!

  2. Wow I never would have thought to do anything with pumpkin seeds! This looks really great. Thanks for sharing with #fortheloveofBLOG

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