Learn how to bake pumpkin seeds! They’re a delicious, healthy snack.
You should save those seeds and bake them in the oven! Roasted pumpkin seeds are crispy, crunchy, nutty and so delicious.
Plus, they’re good for you! Pumpkin seeds are great sources of protein, fiber, zinc and iron.
How to Clean Pumpkin Seeds
Cut open your pumpkin and scoop the seeds into a colander. Rinse the seeds under cool water while pulling away and discarding the pumpkin strands clinging to the seeds. Rinse the seeds clean.
Should Pumpkin Seeds Dry Before Roasting?
For crispier results, it’s important to dry the pumpkin seeds before roasting them. Otherwise, they’ll just steam in the oven.
If you have time, you can dry the seeds overnight by spreading them out on a rimmed sheet pan at room temperature. Otherwise, you can pat the seeds dry with a towel just before baking them.
Do You Boil Pumpkin Seeds Before Roasting?
No, it’s not necessary to boil pumpkin seeds before roasting them. Just make sure they’re dry!
How to Bake Pumpkin Seeds
1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
2. Remove any stray pumpkin strands from the dried pumpkin seeds.
3. Line a clean sheet pan with foil and grease it.
4. In a bowl, mix pumpkin seeds with olive oil, salt and any seasonings.
5. Spread the pumpkin seeds onto your prepared pan in an even layer.
6. Bake the pumpkin seeds for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. The pumpkin seeds are done when they’re golden brown.
7. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Storing Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Store pumpkin seeds in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two months. They can get rancid if left at room temperature.
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Cyd is a native of Upstate New York, born to a family of women who love to cook and host parties. She shares her love of all things food, home and entertaining on her blog, The Sweetest Occasion and on Instagram.How To Guides, Pumpkin