Flavored Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasting your own homemade pumpkin seeds is half the fun of carving a pumpkin. After carving my cupcake jack-o-lantern, I made sure to rinse off the seeds to start experimenting with some gourmet pumpkin seed flavors. 

This delicious healthy snack is quick and easy to make, super addictive and full of vitamins and protein. Get creative and season them just like popcorn! Experiment and try different fun flavor combinations.

You can use store bought, or clean the seeds from a big jack-o-lantern pumpkin.

The first step is optional, but I always boil the pumpkin seeds in a pot of water with 1 teaspoon of salt for about 10 minutes. and this makes the seeds extra crispy and delicious and it also makes them and easier to digest.

Then, just pat your seeds with paper towels until they are completely dry- you can also just let them dry overnight, too.

Once the seeds are dry, we’re ready to flavor them! Now you can get creative at this point, I split my pumpkin seeds up to create 3 of my favorite flavors! Sweet pumpkin pie seeds with brown sugar and cinnamon.

Savory Garlic Parmesan seeds

and Spicy Flamin' Hot seeds with some chili powder, a dash of your favorite hot sauce, and a little ground cumin

Just toss the seeds in flavoring of your choice, pop them in a preheated 300 degrees F oven for about 30-45 minutes, and roast them until they’re nice and golden brown. Pour them in a serving dish