9 Delicious (and Easy!) Recipes for Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

October 1, 2020

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Pumpkin seeds are tiny little nuggets that are packed with tasty goodness. They are exceptionally easy to transform with just a few minutes in the oven, and you can get really creative with flavours. Try these delicious (and easy!) recipes for roast pumpkin seeds – you won’t regret it!

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When your kids have finished carving their pumpkins (check out these easy pumpkin designs for inspiration), don’t throw away the tasty and nutritious seeds.

Pumpkin seeds are a great source of protein and omega-3, as well as nutrients like magnesium, iron and zinc. The best thing about deciding to roast pumpkin seeds is that it’s so incredibly easy. And once they’re ready, it’s a healthy snack that you have on hand to nibble on.

Once roasted, and full of flavour, the seeds are ideal for lunch boxes – the recipes below are bound to be popular with the kids!

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How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Mykidstime roast pumpkin seeds recipes

When you scoop the seeds out of the pumpkin, they will need to be rinsed to remove all of the pumpkin flesh. Once the pumpkin seeds are cleaned, leave them to dry on some kitchen paper and pat dry.

When it comes to roasting the seeds, you will want to toss them in some salt and either olive oil or melted butter. Once fully coated, lay the seeds on a baking sheet and roast for 20-30 minutes at 160-degrees Celsius, shaking and tossing them every 5-10 minutes to prevent burning.

This straightforward roasting is tasty as it is, but you can also get really creative as the seeds hold the flavour of both sweet and savoury very well. See some of the delicious possibilities below:

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Add Some Flavour to Your Roast Pumpkin Seeds

A simple coating of butter or oil with some salt and pepper is a delicious and healthy snack as it stands, and they are ideal for adding to soups, salads or baking. But if you fancy upping the humble seeds to a truly gourmet snack, you will love these ideas that are packed with flavour. From honey and maple to parmesan and masala, these are yum!

Cinnamon Toast Pumpkin Seeds

Mykidstime roast pumpkin seeds recipe cinnamon toast

Cinnamon, butter and brown sugar are the coating for these cinnamon toast pumpkin seeds from Fountain Avenue Kitchen – and it works so well!

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Seeds

Mykidstime roast pumpkin seeds recipe salted caramelSweet, salty, crunch – there is nothing not to love about these salted caramel pumpkin seeds from Garden in the Kitchen!

Rosemary Parmesan Pumpkin Seeds

Mykidstime roast pumpkin seeds recipe delish

This classic rosemary parmesan pumpkin seed combo of flavours is a savoury treat from Delish – and the optional addition of chilli flakes offers a real kick!

Honey-Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Mykidstime roast pumpkin seeds recipe honey roastSweet and salty together is such a great combination, and these honey-roasted pumpkin seeds from The Clever Carrot are delicious!

BBQ Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Mykidstime roast pumpkin seeds recipe smoky bbqThese BBQ spiced pumpkin seeds from Skinny Taste have a really tasty, smoky flavour that really packs a punch!

Masala Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Mykidstime roast pumpkin seeds recipe masala spice

Packed with flavour, these masala roast pumpkin seeds are roasted in a delicious mixture of Indian spices. What a fab savoury alternative!

Maple-Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Mykidstime roast pumpkin seeds recipe maple roastedThese maple-roasted pumpkin seeds from Jelly Toast are sweet and crunchy with touches of maple syrup and brown sugar, which caramelize a bit in the oven to give a satisfying crunchy treat.

Ginger Paprika Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Mykidstime roast pumpkin seeds recipe ginger paprika

This is a really interesting flavour combo in these ginger paprika toasted pumpkin seeds from Chef in Disguise, but with flavours that really complement each other.

Spicy Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Mykidstime roast pumpkin seeds recipe spicy toasted

These spicy toasted pumpkin seeds from She Wears Many Hats are made up of garlic, salt and cayenne pepper – and they are incredibly more-ish!

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Have your say! Which of these flavour-packed recipes for roast pumpkin seeds is your favourite – the traditional or something new? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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Published On: October 1st, 2020 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: April 3rd, 2021 / Tags: , , , , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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