Give them a try, they are easy and a healthy snack for you too!
You will need around 1/4 teaspoon each of the below seasonings:
(of course you can use more if you like)
Rosemary crushed (optional) I didn't use it
Sea Salt or Kosher
White Pepper to taste or black pepper
Chili powder or smoked paprika
dash cayenne pepper or more
Pumpkin Seeds from a whole fresh pumpkin
Cut open the pumpkin with a sharp knife in half and use a strong metal spoon to scoop out the insides. Separate the seeds from the stringy core. I used two small size sugar pumpkins and you can put the whole thing in a slow cooker if you don't want to roast in the oven!
( After scooping out the seeds make roasted pumpkin with the rest( for pumpkin puree using this recipe click here.) Or use slow cooker click here
Take the seeds and rinse them in colander and remove any large pieces of the stringy core from the seeds.
( I save some to plant for next year!)
In a small saucepan, add the seeds to water, about 2 cups of water to every half cup of seeds. Add a half tablespoon of salt for every cup of water. Bring to a boil. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and drain. Dry off with a paper towel.
Preheat oven to 400 degree top rack. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium size bowl, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add the seasonings. Spread onto the parchment paper all in a single layer. Bake on the top rack until the seeds begin to brown, 10-20 minutes. Eat whole or crack them open from the side with your teeth to get the nuts out from the inside.
Would you like some pumpkin recipes? see below links
SLOW COOKER PUMPKIN PUREE Pumpkin Pistachio Biscotti
Pumpkin Whip Dip Recipe
Glazed Pumpkin Spiced Breakfast Scones
Pumpkin Spice Rum Cookies
Pumpkin Mini Turnovers
Baked Mini Pumpkin Donuts
French Pumpkin Mini Muffin Puffs
Italian Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies
Tex Mex Pumpkin Corn Muffins
Pumpkin and Sausage Bow Tie Pasta
Pumpkin Rum Shortcake with Caramel
Pumpkin Drop Cookies
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Crockpot Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Roasted Pumpkin Puree
Savory Pumpkin Cheddar Scones
Easy Pumpkin Cheese Pie
Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
Baked Pumpkin Pecan Donuts