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Oct 27, 2014

Let's Get Snackin' with Homemade Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


Both Mr. Newbie and I LOVE savory snacks and roasted seeds and nuts are right at the top of our list.  So with that in mind, I thought I'd share how we made our very own roasted pumpkin seeds. 

What you'll need:
A pumpkin (we used a pie pumpkin)
Serrated knife or hand saw
Ice Cream scoop or sturdy spoon
Bowl
Colander/Strainer
Baking sheet
Salt (we like sea salt)

Here's what we did:

Step 1
Cut the pumpkin in half using the serrated knife

Step 2
Scoop out the seeds (save the pumpkin meat to can or make pumpkin pie filling, soup or other yummy things)

Step 3
Put the seeds in the colander/strainer and rinse under cool running water until clean.

Step 4
Spread out on backing sheet and blot with paper towel or napkin

Step 5
Sprinkle seeds with a layer of salt

Step 6
Preheat the oven to 250F and place the seeds in the oven to bake/roast

Step 7
Roast until the seeds are dry and achieve the desired brownness

Step 8
Remove from the oven and place on paper towels to cool.  Salt to taste

There you have it, wonderful, tasty, scrumpdiddly-iscous roasted pumpkin seeds.  No worries about preservatives or other nasties and no hassles.

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4 comments:

  1. I just made pumpkin seeds yesterday, and I used Lowery's Season Salt and olive oil on them, and they were scrumptious - I can't stop eating them! Thanks for sharing your recipe! :)

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    1. Oh, that does sound delicious! I'll have to try that on the next batch. Thanks for the visit.

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