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How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds (3 Flavors!) Recipe

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup pumpkin seeds, cleaned and rinsed
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • Salt, to taste

    Flavor Options:

    Classic Salted:

    • Additional ingredients:
      • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

    Spicy Chili:

    • Additional ingredients:
      • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
      • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
      • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

    Garlic Parmesan:

    • Additional ingredients:
      • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
      • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
      • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

    Instructions:

    Prepare the Pumpkin Seeds:

    Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C).

    Clean the pumpkin seeds, removing any pumpkin flesh, and rinse them under cold water.

    Boil the Pumpkin Seeds:

    In a medium-sized saucepan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil.

    Add the cleaned pumpkin seeds to the boiling water and let them simmer for about 10 minutes.

    This helps to soften the seeds and make them more digestible.

    Drain and Dry:

    Drain the pumpkin seeds and pat them dry using a clean kitchen towel or paper towels.

    Season the Seeds:

    In a bowl, toss the dried pumpkin seeds with olive oil until evenly coated.

    Choose one of the flavor options below and add the corresponding ingredients, mixing well to ensure even distribution.

    Spread on Baking Sheet:

    Spread the seasoned pumpkin seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

    Roast in the Oven:

    Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and roast the pumpkin seeds for 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy.

    Stir the seeds occasionally for even roasting.

    Cool and Serve:

    Allow the roasted pumpkin seeds to cool completely before transferring them to an airtight container for storage.

    Flavor Options Classic Salted:

    Sprinkle the roasted pumpkin seeds with sea salt while they are still warm.

    Toss to coat evenly.

    Spicy Chili:

    In a small bowl, mix chili powder, cayenne pepper, and paprika.

    Sprinkle this spice blend over the roasted pumpkin seeds and toss to coat.

    Garlic Parmesan:

    In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, grated Parmesan cheese, and dried oregano.

    Sprinkle this mixture over the roasted pumpkin seeds and toss to coat.

    Enjoy your delicious roasted pumpkin seeds with your preferred flavor!

    These make for a nutritious and flavorful snack or a topping for salads and soups.

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