10.27.2011

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds {Recipe}



Today I'm sharing one of my favorite recipes for roasted pumpkin seeds. I've used the same recipe for the past 2 years because it requires little effort {um, helloo..I'm a gimp} and it's uber tasty! Roasted pumpkin seeds are full of fiber and protein so if you don't coat them in massive amounts of butter {like I did}, they can be a fulfilling healthy snack. Not to mention, they are pretty festive for Halloween :)


There are many ways you can season your pumpkin seeds...

spicy
salty
sweet
natural
'halloweeny'


I prefer mine spicy and that's what I'm sharing today. I will include a link for what seems like an amazing kettle corn seasoning recipe as well, for all you non-spicy fans. Doesn't that just sound so good?! Kettle corn...mmm.


First--you will want to make sure you clean the seeds. Seperate the seeds from the pumpkin flesh and all the strings. Put them in a strainer and wash them with water. You will want them to be dry before you season them. I read that you can use a hair dryer to hurry up the process, but I just waited it out.

Once the seeds are dry, you are ready to season!


Here's the ingredients you will need:





-4 tablespoons melted butter
{I only used 3 to cut back a little bit}
 you can also use olive oil instead if you prefer.
-1 tsp cayenne pepper
-1/2 tsp thyme
-1/2 tsp salt {sea salt is best}
-1/2 tsp pepper



Put the pumpkin seeds in a medium size bowl and mix all the ingredients into the bowl. Make sure all the seeds are coated well and mixed up evenly. Spread the seeds on a cookie sheet and bake at 275 degrees for 10-20 minutes {or until golden brown.} Keep your eye on them and check them every few minutes so they don't burn.


these are so YUMMY!

I may or may not have ate all of mine in one sitting.
#dontjudge

If you want a more milder recipe, I think this one for kettle corn pumpkin seeds sounds AMAZE.

go here.


Today is also a very special day....


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it's my good good good girlfriend
&
fellow blogger
 Jessie's birthday!




She's 25 and officially 1 year younger than me.
{you can totally tell, too.}

She is not only gorgeous, but she is one of the sweetest girls I know and I'm just crazy about her. Please go here to wish her a happy birthday {and follow her blog too..you'll love it!}


LOVE YOU, Jessie!
I'm so happy we are friends.
I don't know what I'd do without you sometimes
...really. I mean it.

you keep me sane
drag me to yoga {but now I have an excuse for not going}
buy me shots I don't need
make me laugh with all your "stories"
keep my nails lookin' good
convince me to spend money at the mall I don't have
and are just an all around WONDERFUL person.


and because of our mutual love for this man
 I give you this eye candy today...


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{I know how much you want to be sitting
on that ledge with him...}


I couldn't be more excited to celebrate your day of birth this weekend
 in our ridiculous Halloween costumes<3



19 comments :

  1. I don't think you understand my LOVE for roasted pumpkin seeds. I literally YELL at people when carving pumpkins if they waste ANY seeds! so deliciously amazing!

    Happy Birthday Jessie! :)

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  2. Love the roasted pumpkin seeds! So delicious! :)
    And tell Jessie Happy Birthday! :)
    Have a great day!

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  3. I'm dying for some pumpkin seeds! Unfortunately I am at school and can't make them - it's killing me!

    xx Emily @ laughliveandshop.blogspot.com

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  4. definitely can't wait to try this recipe! The past couple years around Christmas time we do roasted almonds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds..maybe I'll share my recipe soon :)

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  5. K I just found your blog and LOVE it!! Fall is the best for roasting pumpkin seeds, I love mine spicy. And i love your red sweater!!

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  6. I'm going to have to try that recipe...if i ever get around to getting a pumpkin! I love spicy foods so I'm excited to try them! Thanks for sharing :)
    xoxo.

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  7. I'm drooling over those last two photos. ::sigh::

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  8. aw, happy birthday to sweet jessie. i'm off to follow her now.

    side note...i don't care about the pumpkin seed recipe. i need that pumpkin snickerdoodle one missy. j/k. ;)

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  9. I have been craving some pumpkin seeds. Those look soo delicious!

    xo
    Jaclyn
    A Day in the Life and Mind...

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  10. Mmmm yummy pumpkin seeds! Who knew there were so many different ways to season them? I sure didn't!

    That pic of you and Jessie is adorable. I need to know what brand of jeans you're wearing! I feel like I've seen those in a few of your pictures and I'm loving them! :)

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  11. happy bday jessie - poo!!!!

    those pumpkin seeds look soo yummy!!!

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  12. i love roasted pumpkin seeds!! i love them spicy too!

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  13. Those pumpkin seeds look delish, but not as delish as RPatz. I would seriously eat that boy with a spoon. I have loved him since he was in HP. Ah...swoon. Are you counting down the hours until Breaking Dawn comes out? Already bought my tickets.

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  14. Spiced pumpkin seeds are one of my all time favorites!!! I love a little paprika and garlic salt on mine!

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  15. whoo hooo! robert pattinson is so dang sexy smoking hot!

    happy birthday to jessie!

    confession 1: i have never had roasted pumpkin seeds

    Confession 1b: your post makes me wnat to try them!

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  16. I just ate my first pumpkin seed yesterday! So yummy!

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  17. The pumpkin seeds are supposed to be crunchy, right? I have not so good memories of my mom attempting these when we were little. Didn't end so well. Glad yours turned out fabulously! :)

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