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Monday, November 1, 2010

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

This is what you can do with the seeds from your carved pumpkin OR pick up a pumpkin just for this purpose... I just saw large pumpkins on sale at walmart for $2 - can't beat that! They are actually quite the healthy snack... lots of iron and other nutrients! And who doesn't love something crunchy to snack on.

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

- pumpkin seeds (1 lg pumpkin is about 2 cups of seeds)
- olive oil
- spices (salt, garlic powder, chili powder, old bay)

Before you start, rinse your pumpkin seeds and let them dry completely. I left mine out overnight or you can speed up the process with a hair dryer as I suggested to my sister :)  Lightly coat them with olive oil - I did this in a measuring cup since I was already using it to figure out how much I had. Spread out on cookie sheets. Generously sprinkle spices over them. I made 3 different kinds - just salt, garlic powder, and old bay & chili powder for a spicier version. Store in airtight container.

I think our favorite kind has been the spicier version and it is healthier than the traditional salt flavored pumpkin seeds. I got the idea for the Old Bay from FrouFrouDecor. You can adapt this for whatever spices you prefer! Yum! I think I may go munch on some right now! Too bad these are only around for a short time.

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  1. This is one of my favorite fall treats! What a great recipe! Thanks for linking to Weekend Wander.


  2. Hi! I love crunchy and spicy snacks so I'll have to try these sometime. I'm visiting from the T&J weekend wrapup party. :)



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