Learn how to roast pumpkin seeds step by step

Do not throw away the pumpkin seed! You can use them to create a healthy snack! Here is the recipe

You want a healthy snack but you do not know what to eat? Pumpkin seeds are easy to prepare and delicious to eat.

Roast pumpkin seeds: A healthy snack



1) Preheat the oven

Before starting with the seeds, be sure you preheat the oven to 250°. This will help the pumpkin seeds cook evenly.

Use a large spoon to remove the pumpkin seeds // Photo by Thegunnysack

2) Remove the seeds

Use a sharp knife to cut around the top of the pumpkin and remove the “lid.” Then using a large spoon or an ice cream scoop scrape the sides of the pumpkin to remove the seeds and pulp. Put all the seeds in a large bowl. The number of seeds you will have depends on the size of your pumpkin.

3) Wash and dry the seeds

Now, to remove any pulp left on the seeds, put them in a colander and rinse them properly under cold running water. Once you finish washing, pat them dry with a towel.

Roast the pumpkin seeds for about 12 to 15 minutes

4) Season the seeds

Put the seeds in a bowl with butter or oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. In this step, you can add the seasonings you want. For example, some people use garlic powder and paprika. Stir to make sure each seed is coated and place them in a lightly greased cookie sheet 

5) Roast the seeds

Put the seeds in the oven to roast. They get roasted at a moderate heat of 350°F (177ºC) for about 12 to 15 minutes. Pay attention and toss the seeds every 5 minutes to encourage even browning. When you smell a nutty aroma and they have a golden brown color, they are ready!

Peter O Brien

Peter started out his professional life as a restaurant critic but ended up moving to the kitchen, realizing that his passion didn’t only lie in tasting the food, but MAKING it. Follow his delicious recipes, as well as useful articles about the many benefits healthy and delicious food will bring to your life.+ info

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