Roasted Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Seeds

Have we gone too far in adding pumpkin spice to anything and everything? No, not quite yet. So, with that question out of the way, lets get to the part where we take raw pumpkin seeds and turn them into delicious roasted pumpkin seeds coated in a sugary pumpkin spice blend.

Roasted pumpkin spice pumpkin seeds

Roasted pumpkin spice pumpkin seeds

Things you’ll need:

Raw pumpkin seeds

If you start off with an actual pumpkin, make sure the seeds from it have been rinsed and dried. Wait at least 12-24 hours after rinsing them before starting to roast the seeds. The pumpkin seed needs to be dry to roast properly.

Before starting on the seeds, because the first part is quick and easy, preheat your oven to 375F.

Take a cup or two of pumpkin seeds and place them into a bowl. Add a little olive oil to the bowl and stir the seeds until coated.

Take a baking sheet and line it with foil.

Spread the pumpkin seeds on the sheet, and once the oven is up to temperature, place the pan in the oven.

roasting pumpkin seeds

Roasting pumpkin seeds

Set a timer for five minutes.

You’ll want to check the pumpkin seeds every five minutes or so.

Pumpkin seeds roasting in the oven

Pumpkin seeds roasting in the oven

It will take between 10 and 15 minutes for the seeds to roast. You will be able to tell the pumpkin seeds are ready when you can start to smell them roasting and they start to turn a golden brown color.

Pumpkin seeds roasting in the oven

Pumpkin seeds roasting in the oven

While the seeds finish roasting take 2TB of sugar, 1/4tsp of allspice, 1/4tsp nutmeg, and 1/2tsp of cinnamon and blend them together in a bowl. If  you like more or less flavor simply adjust the proportions.

Pumpkin spice blend

Pumpkin spice blend

After the seeds are done roasting pull them out of the oven. Add the seeds to your bowl of mixed spices and sugar and stir to coat.

Voila, roasted pumpkin seeds complete, along with a sugary pumpkin spice coating.

Roasted pumpkin spice pumpkin seeds

Roasted pumpkin spice pumpkin seeds

Enjoy a fun taste of fall.

– Jason Snell

2 thoughts on “Roasted Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Seeds

  1. I was given a I was given a pumpkin from work & I hated to waste it. I seehcrad my cookbooks for a pumpkin pie recipe starting with an actual pumpkin. There wasn’t any. Undaunted, I cut open the pumpkin, dug out the seeds & used a big knife to cut it into chunks, then sliced the hard skins off, boiled the flesh. Then pureed the cooked pumpkin, added the other ingredients and baked the pies. They were very good,looked store bought. I didn’t think about baking them.PS: The canned pumpkin is much easier

    • One thing you can do is slice the pumpkin in half, scoop out the seeds and then roast it in the oven. This will soften the flesh and once it’s done you can scoop it right out of the skin. Saves a lot of hassle trying to peel it and then cut it up in chunks. One other option if you have a pressure cooker is after removing the seeds to stick it in the pressure cooker. It does the same thing as the oven only a little faster.

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