Top
Win a free farm tour!
roasted pumpkin seed recipe

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: The world’s healthiest and tastiest food

Hey! This post might have some affiliate links. That means if you click a link and buy something, we make money-and it doesn't even cost you anything! Pretty cool right?

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: The world’s healthiest and tastiest food

Jump to Recipe

There is NOTHING better than roasted pumpkin seeds, especially with garlic.  It’s so easy to make and it’s actually really healthy for you.  Feed them to your kids as snacks instead of Doritos!  Believe me.  I am the pickiest eater in the world.  I hate vegetables and basically anything good for you.  I eat them because I have to, but unless it’s junk food, I usually don’t enjoy it.  HOWEVER, roasted pumpkin seeds is another thing.

Ideally, you should grow your own pumpkins–organically and with lots of manure because manure is of course where we plants get their nutrition. Pumpkin seeds have tons of manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, copper, zinc, iron and some protein.  They’re high in anti-oxidants, have antimicrobial and antiviral properties, may help fight cancer and could even fight diabetes.  Eat them!

Remove the Pumpkin Seeds

Start with a pumpkin, duh.  Doesn’t matter what it looks like on the outside as long as the inside is nice and healthy.

Cut that sucker open and start pulling the seeds out.  Don’t scoop them out with a spoon or anything because then you’ll get lots of the pulp.  Just use your fingers.

 Start to rinse the pumpkin seeds.  I like using a bowl instead of a colander because I think you can actually get more pulp off this way.

As you stir it around, let the pumpkin seeds slide off your fingers and the pulp will stick to your hand.  Rinse that off.  Eventually you’ll get most of the pulp out.  A little doesn’t hurt.

Boil and roast the pumpkin seeds

Boil the seeds in salt water, about a tablespoon of salt, per cup of seeds.  Drain the water out, pat it dry with a paper towel and then spread the seeds out on a cookie sheet.  Pour a bit of olive oil on it and toss it in the oven at 300 degrees for 20 -40 minutes depending on how crispy you want them.

Or put them in for hours like me and burn them. *sigh*

Don’t worry, even if you burn them they will probably still taste good!  Mine did.  

Seriously they were amazing.

I like to sprinkle garlic on AFTER I cook them because the garlic burns pretty fast.

Enjoy!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Pumpkin seeds are seriously the yummiest and healthiest snack ever

Ingredients

  • 1 Pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil Or whatever it takes to lightly coat the seeds
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder To taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  • Toss seeds in a bowl with olive oil 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.
  • Sprinkle Garlic Powder over seeds if desired

Don't trash the pumpkin seeds from your pumpkin! Roast them for a delicious healthy Halloween snack EASY!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Regina

We had so much fun hanging out at this farm. I highly recommend a visit here!!
5.0
2020-01-28T19:36:01-08:00
We had so much fun hanging out at this farm. I highly recommend a visit here!!

Aaron

Come here if you're okay with getting up close with animals! That's what makes the experience great.

Aaron

5.0
2020-01-28T19:37:56-08:00

Aaron

Come here if you're okay with getting up close with animals! That's what makes the experience great.

Suzie

This was an awesome experience to have! Would highly recommend!

Suzie

5.0
2020-01-28T19:39:27-08:00

Suzie

This was an awesome experience to have! Would highly recommend!

Cecelia

We had such a great time! It was a beautiful drive out to the farm and was so fun.

Cecelia

5.0
2019-10-27T04:12:15-08:00

Cecelia

We had such a great time! It was a beautiful drive out to the farm and was so fun.
5
4

Popup Blocker Detected!

We don't want to annoy you, but if you let this popup through it will help to support a small family farm! Plus you get some cool stuff imho ;)
shares

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from the ranch!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

X
X