Healthy Munchies: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
I love roasted pumpkin seeds, there is so much you can do with them in regards to seasonings! My personal favorite is sprinkling garlic powder with regular salt or just using garlic salt.
I scooped out all the gunk and seeds and placed them in a colander in my sink. I picked out as much of the goop as I could and then rinsed the seeds. It’s okay if a little pumpkin is still attached, it tastes yummy!
Once you have rinsed your seeds spread them out on a pan. I poured about 2 tablespoons (though I did eyeball that…) of olive oil over them, then mixed it around with a spatula and spread them into one layer. Once they were coated and spread I sprinkled generously with my seasonings (like I said before, I used garlic salt… but you can do just salt, cinnamon and sugar, cayenne pepper, seasoning salt… etc. etc. The choice is yours!).
Bake at 250°F until your seeds turn a golden brown. In my wall oven at 225°F it took about 15 minutes to give them a good crunch.
So yummy. Seriously. Just don’t make the same mistake I did and use a cheap kid tupperware container that doesn’t close securely. They get stale. Darn it! So yes, a Ziploc bag or properly sealed airtight container would probably do better! Enjoy!
Read more from mommy blogger Sarah at her blog, Mustard Seed Mommy!