Pumpkin Seeds x 3!

Now that we’re 2 weeks into October, we think it’s safe to assume that you’ve already taken your kids on some Halloween adventures. Maybe you visited a local pumpkin patch, went apple picking, or have started planning your fabulous Halloween costumes. Well, we at Mom Dishes It Out have come up with a few festive recipes for roasted pumpkin seeds that are sure to please some palates! These are a great snack to fuel you and the kiddies up for your fun Autumn outings!
Photo courtesy of: Rachel @ Mommy? I’m Hungry!

“Ghostly Garlic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds”

Ingredients:

  • The seeds from a medium pumpkin (or 1/2 of a 16oz bag of raw pumpkin seeds, still in shell)
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder (or enough to sufficiently cover the amount of pumpkin seeds you have)
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese (or enough to sufficiently cover the amount of pumpkin seeds you have)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, or cooking spray of choice

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 250˚F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread pumpkin seeds onto baking sheet. Sprinkle/spray with oil, parmesan cheese and garlic powder until fully coated.
  • Bake for 60 minutes, stirring once every 10 minutes. (Keep a watchful eye to avoid burning!) Remove from oven once the seeds begin to turn golden-brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Transfer to a bowl (preferably Halloween-themed:) ) and enjoy!

 
“Creepy Cinnamon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds”
Ingredients:

  • The seeds from a medium pumpkin (or 1/2 of a 16oz bag of raw pumpkin seeds, still in shell)
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon (or enough to sufficiently cover the amount of pumpkin seeds you have)
  • 2 tbsp ground nutmeg (or enough to sufficiently cover the amount of pumpkin seeds you have)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, or cooking spray of choice

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 250˚F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread pumpkin seeds onto baking sheet. Sprinkle/spray with oil, cinnamon, and nutmeg until fully coated.
  • Bake for 60 minutes, stirring once every 10 minutes. (Keep a watchful eye to avoid burning!) Remove from oven once the seeds begin to turn golden-brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Transfer to a bowl (preferably Halloween-themed:) ) and enjoy!

 
“Spooktastically Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds”
(Warning: these may not be best for little ones or those who aren’t fond of spicy foods)
Ingredients:

  • The seeds from a medium pumpkin (or 1/2 of a 16oz bag of raw pumpkin seeds, still in shell)
  • 2 tbsp cayenne pepper (or enough to sufficiently cover the amount of pumpkin seeds you have)
  • 2 tbsp black pepper (or enough to sufficiently cover the amount of pumpkin seeds you have)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, or cooking spray of choice

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 250˚F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread pumpkin seeds onto baking sheet. Sprinkle/spray with oil, cayenne, and black pepper until fully coated.
  • Bake for 60 minutes, stirring once every 10 minutes. (Keep a watchful eye to avoid burning!) Remove from oven once the seeds begin to turn golden-brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Transfer to a bowl (preferably Halloween-themed:) ) and enjoy!

 
To learn how to remove pumpkin seeds from a pumpkin, we recommend Whole Foods’ guide to Roasted Pumpkin Seeds!



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