One of my favorite flavors of the fall and winter season would have to be pumpkin. And no, not just pumpkin spice (although, don’t get my wrong, I love me a Pumpkin Spice Latte!) but all things pumpkin. I love a good pumpkin soup, roasted pumpkin, and even pumpkin seeds. I try to not waste things when I cook, and that includes the seeds whenever I can. Pumpkin seeds are not only delicious, but they are good for you too! Pumpkin seeds are highly nutritious and packed with powerful antioxidants. They are also filling and the perfect snack for when you are craving something salty and crunchy but don’t want to snack on empty calories in a bag of chips. They are also really easy and quick to make. I thought I would share with you my favorite way to prepare roasted garlic pumpkin seeds recipe. They only take a few minutes of your time, and it will be well worth it. Let’s check my recipe for roasted garlic pumpkin seeds! Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Seeds Recipe will make your heart and belly happy!
Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Seeds Recipe
Items You Will Need for our Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Seeds Recipe:
- 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Paprika (This is optional, but it gives them a great flavor. Can also be swapped out for cayenne if you want it to have a good kick!)
- 1/2 Tsp Pepper
Instructions for making my recipe of these Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Seeds:
Step 1: preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
Step 2: Wash your pumpkin seeds thoroughly in a colander to ensure all pulp and fibers are removed from the seeds.
Step 3: Once your seeds are washed, dry well, you want to make sure they are as dry as you can get them!
Step 4: In a medium size bowl, combine your pumpkin seeds, olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Mix well to combine until each seed is coated.
Step 5: Lightly grease a cooking sheet pan with olive oil and evenly spread your pumpkin seeds on the pan.
Step 6: Bake your pumpkin seeds at 350 degrees F until your seeds are toasted and crunchy. About 10-15 minutes, checking every 5 minutes until they reach their doneness.
And there you have it, just a few minutes of prep time and less than 20 minutes of cooking time and you have your own batch of roasted garlic pumpkin seeds that are perfect for snacking on the go all fall and winter long. You can store your pumpkin seeds in any sealed container for up to 2 weeks. I love making about a batch every few weeks and splitting them into sandwich bags so I can just grab a bag for on the go.
What is your favorite Fall or Winter snack? Let me know in the comments below!
Looking for more great fall recipes? Check these out:
- Peach Oatmeal Breakfast Bake Recipe
- Perfect Pumpkin Bread Recipe
- Instant Pot Loaded Potato Soup Recipe