Soon pumpkins will be appearing at your local grocery stores and farmer’s markets - which means it is time to think about pumpkin carving. Instead of throwing away the pumpkin seeds, this year make a tasty snack that is full of nutritional benefits.
Learning how to roast pumpkin seeds is simple and our recipe only requires three ingredients.
What you will need:
- Fresh pumpkin seeds
- 2 Tablespoons of butter
- Seasoning salt to taste
How to roast pumpkin seeds:
1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
2. Take your pumpkin seeds that you have gathered and spread them in a single layer on a cookie sheet. We used the Rada Cutlery Stoneware Rectangular Baker to ensure our seeds cooked evenly. You do not need to wash the seeds because the pumpkin meat that is left on them will add to the flavor.
3. Melt two tablespoons of butter and pour it over the seeds. Mix the pumpkin seeds up so the butter is coating all of them. The Rada Cutlery Ice Cream Scoop works really well for this task (or the Rada Cutlery Cook’s Spoon). Making sure the seeds are covered with butter is an important step because this will affect how the pumpkin seeds roast.
4. Sprinkle seasoning salt over the seeds. The type of seasonings you use and the amount can be decided according to your taste. Mix the seeds up again to ensure the pumpkin seeds are coated evenly.
5. Then place in the oven and allow them to cook for an hour – stirring every 15 minutes. The seeds should eventually turn a golden brown color.
6. Let the roasted pumpkin seeds cool then serve and enjoy!
We recommended that you store your pumpkin seeds in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The typical shelf life for the seeds is about two months.
Pumpkin seeds provide health benefits. They provide many nutrients including magnesium, zinc, iron and protein. If you eat a quarter of a cup of pumpkin seeds you would receive about 46% of the recommended daily value for magnesium, about 16 percent of the recommended daily value of protein and around 17 percent of the recommended daily value of zinc.
To find even more nutritional information about pumpkin seeds, visit the World’s Healthiest Foods Organization website here.
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