Sweet & Salty Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Sweet & Salty Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

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Pumpkin, pumpkin – all things pumpkin. This time of year we enjoy pumpkin everything. Pumpkin sweet, pumpkin savory . . . Today I have pumpkin chili in the InstantPot and I am snacking on Homemade Sweet & Salty Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. No part of the pumpkin goes to waste ’round here and these seeds are such a delicious and HEALTHY snack. Let’s make some!

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Sweet & Salty – The perfect flavor combo!

Sweet & Salty Pumpkin Seeds on a plate, cute pumpkin in the center

There is just something about the contrast of sweet & salty that just WORKS! I love salty snacks but a touch of sweet just takes it over the top. Pre-cooking these seeds by boiling before roasting results in a perfectly tender, crisp pumpkin seed.

The combination of sweet & salty in this snack is truly delicious.

What you will need for Sweet & Salty Toasted Pumpkin Seeds:

Halved pumpkins on cutting board with seeds carved out ready for sweet & salty pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin, pumpkin – all things pumpkin. This time of year we enjoy pumpkin everything. Pumpkin sweet, pumpkin savory . . . Today I have pumpkin chili in the InstantPot and I am snacking on Homemade Sweet & Salty Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. No part of the pumpkin goes to waste ’round here and these seeds are such a delicious and HEALTHY snack. Let’s make some!
  • 3 cups of Pumpkin Seeds (Washed)
  • 4 cups salted water for boiling
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Seasoning Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil

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How to make Sweet & Salty Toasted Pumpkin Seeds:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Bring salted (approx 1 TBSP salt per 4 cups water) to a boil.
  • Rinse pumpkin seeds, in cold water and removing any bits of pumpkin flesh. 
  • Place pumpkin seeds in boiling water and let simmer for 15 minutes. 
  • Pour in colander and drain well – pat dry with paper towel. 
  • Drizzle with olive oil & honey and toss well. 
  • Spread seeds out in a single layer on parchment lined baking sheet. 
  • Sprinkle on garlic powder, seasoning salt or just plain sea salt (garlic salt, Johnny’s salt, alpine touch are all great choices.)
  • Roast for 10 minutes at 400 degrees, given seeds a stir and toss then roast for another 5-10 minutes until brown and toasty. 
  • Watch close they can burn easily. 
  • Remove from oven and let cool. 
  • Store in airtight container to keep crisp.

Add a little SPICE to really up the flavor of these seeds.

Add a pinch of chili flake or a a sprinkle of Cajun Seasoning for a little SPICE with your sweet & salty toasted pumpkin seeds!

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Sweet & Salty Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Sweet & Salty Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

These pumpkin seeds are a easy, healthy snack. Sweet with a touch of honey and salty with sea salt. . . they are an addictive treat. Roast those pumpkins, carve them for Halloween but save those seeds.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of Pumpkin Seeds (Washed)
  • 4 cups salted water for boiling
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Seasoning Salt (any kind you like)
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Bring salted water to a boil.
  3. Rinse pumpkin seeds, in cold water and removing any bits of pumpkin flesh.
  4. Place in boiling water and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Pour in colander and well - pat dry with paper towel.
  6. Spread seeds out on parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Drizzle with olive oil & honey and toss well.
  8. Sprinkle on seasoning salt AND garlic powder (garlic salt, Johnny's salt, alpine touch or any seasoning of choice)
  9. Roast for 10 minutes at 400 degrees, given seeds a stir and toss then roast for another 5-10 minutes until brown and toasty.
  10. Watch close they can burn easily.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool.
  12. Store in airtight container to keep crisp.

Notes

Add a pinch of chili flak or a a sprinkle of Cajun Seasoning for a little SPICE with your sweet & salty toasted pumpkin seeds!

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