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Homemade Pumpkin Seeds - Pepitas


OK, admit it. How many of you carve a pumpkin this time of year and toss all the guts in the trash? This time around, try saving the seeds to make roasted pumpkin seeds.

  • Saves on food waste

  • Slimy fun for the kids

  • Cheap, healthy, crunchy snack

You can season them simply with salt or get creative with garlic powder, paprika, pepper or maybe a sweet version with cinnamon sugar. What's not to love?


Bon Appetit!


Ingredients:

  • Fresh pumpkin seeds

  • salt to taste

  • EVOO spray

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.

  • Wash pumpkin seeds in a colander to remove pulp and fibers. Thoroughly air dry (or place in oven on low heat, about 200°F for 5-1o minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Evenly spread pumpkin seeds on a sheet pan, spray with EVOO spray and salt to taste (a little goes a long way). If you want to add other seasonings, now's your chance!

  • Bake until seeds are toasted and crunchy, about 12 to 15 minutes. Stir every 5 minutes for even toasting, and check for doneness with each stir by tasting a seed for crunchiness.

  • Transfer roasted pumpkin seeds to a bowl to cool down and enjoy!



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