Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasting pumpkin seeds are fun and simple to make with your kids, especially after you just finished carving a pumpkin; they also make for a healthy snack!

Roasting pumpkin seeds are fun and simple to make with your kids, especially after you just finished carving a pumpkin; they also make for a healthy snack!Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

For a more decadent version, I also have Smokey BBQ Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. To use the rest of the pumpkin, this week I also made homemade pumpkin puree to use in some pumpkin recipes I have planned in the next few days because apparently pumpkin puree is not easy to come by!

I used the seeds from my small pie pumpkins to make this snack, which by the way is naturally gluten-free and vegan.

I have fond childhood memories of my mom roasting the pumpkin seeds after we carved our jack-o-lanterns. We would help her make them, and help her eat them too. As an adult, I still love snacking on roasted pumpkin seeds. Nothing fancy, just tossed with some kosher salt and lightly sprayed with a little olive oil. Some people peel the skin off, but I eat them skin and all!

Roasting pumpkin seeds are fun and simple to make with your kids, especially after you just finished carving a pumpkin; they also make for a healthy snack!

Roasting pumpkin seeds are fun and simple to make with your kids, especially after you just finished carving a pumpkin; they also make for a healthy snack!
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasting pumpkin seeds are fun and simple to make with your kids, especially after you just finished carving a pumpkin; they also make for a healthy snack!

Ingredients:

  • seeds from a pumpkin
  • olive oil spray
  • kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Remove the seeds from the pumpkin, and clean off any pumpkin debris.
  2. Wash the seeds and lay them out on a baking sheet overnight to dry.
  3. The next day, pre-heat the oven to 250°.
  4. Spread the seeds out evenly and lightly spray with olive oil spray and season with salt to taste.
  5. Roast the seeds in the oven until the seeds become golden brown, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  6. Let them cool and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: varies, Serving Size: 1/4 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 2
  • Points +: 2
  • Calories: 71.4 calories
  • Total Fat: 3.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 92mg
  • Carbohydrates: 8.6g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Protein: 3g
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