When I was a kid, I thought that scooping pumpkin seeds out of our carving pumpkins was seriously disgusting. It was more because of the stringy innards of the pumpkin, then it was the actual seed. But it wasn’t until I was an adult that I grew to enjoy them. In the United States, pumpkin seeds are a typical autumn food but in many countries, they are eaten year round. You can toast, salt and roast them and there’s really no wrong way to eat them. Here are some of our favorite recipes.
1. Spiced Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Cleaned pumpkin seeds are boiled, browned and roasted in this recipe. Then top with spicy and sweet spices like smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, chili powder and honey. This is the perfect recipe if you love spicy treats!
Head over to TheChunkyChef.com for this recipe and other tasty ideas for marinades, dressings, breads and more!
2. Salted Caramel Pumpkin Seeds
It’s as simple as laying out pumpkin seeds on parchment paper, drizzling with caramel and then roasting for 10 minutes to get this salty treat. If you’re not into extracting the seeds from your own pumpkin, store bought and pre-roasted seeds taste just as great.
Grab this recipe from GardenInTheKitchen.com, and other great ideas for cooking with the fruits of your own garden.
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3. Honey Roasted Pumpkin Seeds With Cinnamon
Butter, honey, olive oil and cinnamon. If that doesn’t sound like a heavenly treat, I don’t know what does! After adding all the ingredients to a bowl of seeds, bake for 30-45 minutes and then restrain yourself from eating the entire lot in one sitting!
BlessThis MessPlease.com has this full recipe, as well as great tips on using your entire pumpkin for meals!
4. Vanilla Pumpkin Seed Clusters
Paleo and gluten-free, these vanilla pumpkin seed clusters are a healthy and guiltless snack. With only 5 ingredients (one of which is WATER), these clusters are the perfect take along treat or a great addition to cereal or yogurt.
You don’t want to miss this recipe so head over to WallflowerKitchen.com.
5. Turmeric Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Turmeric is the hottest spice on the block right now, because of it’s many healthy benefits (Google it, trust me). This pumpkin seed recipes uses pepitas (pumpkin seeds with the shell removed), which are covered in hot sauce, salt, pepper and turmeric. It’s a simple recipe but packed full of flavor!
If you love this recipe, visit GoodDinnerMom.com. There’s also some great meal ideas, including those made in 30 minutes or less!
6. Sweet ‘n Salty Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Seeds
Turn your pumpkin seeds into a dessert with this simple roasted recipe that’s then smothered in melted chocolate and left to cool. You’ll be shocked at how easy it is, and why you haven’t tried this version before. Good luck not eating in 1 sitting!
This easy peasy recipe is found over at TheDiva-Dish.com!