Step-By-Step Guide to Perfect Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Every year we very carefully carve our pumpkins into a beautiful piece of artwork. As exemplified by this year’s masterpiece crafted by the veggie kids of myvegetarianfamily.com
We spend so much time on those carvings! But then what happens to the seeds? We just discard them! Not any more!!
You are going to love this fool-proof oven roasting method to yield perfect, flavorful, crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds. Follow my steps exactly and you will have a perfect post-pumpkin-carving snack for everyone.
A few tips … don’t skip the boiling part! That helps the seeds become crunchy and flavorful! Also, use coarse kosher salt … this is a must … it sticks better to the seeds. Lastly, roast first, flavor, then return to the oven and roast again.
I divide the seeds up and flavor them as requested … on this night we had 9 different requests. I am happy to share them with you. There is no exact science to the measurements of the spices, you need to coat the seeds to make them retain the flavor.
9 Roasted Pumpkin Seed Flavors:
Everything But The Bagel: toss with coarse kosher salt, black pepper, onion granules, garlic granules
Indian: toss with turmeric, red chili powder pepper, and garam masala, salt to taste
Mexican: toss with taco seasoning
Salt & Pepper: toss with black pepper and coarse kosher salt
Cinnamon Sugar: toss with ground cinnamon and dark brown sugar
Siracha: mix seeds and enough Siracha to coat each little seed
Chipotle: toss with chipotle smoked red jalapeno seasoning (I used frontier co-op) and salt to taste
Italian: toss with black pepper, salt to taste, and Herbs of Italy Italian Blend (I used fronteir co-op)
Jalapeno: toss with coarse kosher salt and finely chopped fresh jalapeno
Step-By-Step Guide to Perfectly Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
After carving a jack-o-lantern, what do you do with the seeds? Roast them! Follow this easy, fool-proof, step-by-step guide to nine different flavors.