Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

October 22, 2012

By:  Coach Maria – Salus Nutritionist & Food Expert

Carving a pumpkin this year? 

If you’ve always thrown out the seeds when you carve a pumpkin, you are missing out on an easy and delicious snack!

Roasting the pumpkin seeds takes little effort but yields big results, and when using different combinations of spices, you’ll get a different flavor each time! 

serves 2-4 depending on size of pumpkin

Pumpkin seeds from 1 pumpkin
1 tblsp coconut oil, melted
1 tblsp onion powder
1 tblsp garlic powder
1 tsp seasoned salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees
Rinse pumpkin seeds and dry on a clean towel.
Mix pumpkin seeds with coconut oil, making sure all seeds are covered.
Sprinkle with seasonings.
Spread on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.  Check after 45 minutes – if still chewy, bake for another 15 minutes and check again.

Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
smoked paprika
chili powder
sea salt

Curried Pumpkin Seeds
curry powder
sea salt

Sweet Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
1 tblsp pure maple syrup
sea salt

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