Thursday, October 15, 2009

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin SeedsRoasted pumpkin seeds are a favourite quick treat during the fall, whether they are out of the jack o lanterns, or the pumpkin pies from Thanksgiving they are an unexpected treat. My wife won't let me make anything without saving the seeds, hence I started to make her separate them and I am very thankful she does. If you make these during Halloween you also have something to snack on instead of your child's treat bag!

The Recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
1 tbsp of butter
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup of pumpkin seeds
1 pinch of sea salt finely ground
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp of cayenne

Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Ensure your seeds are clean and dry (run water over the seeds in sieve and dry with paper toweling). Melt your butter on a cookie sheet and add the the rest of the ingredients. Mix everything together so the pumpkin seeds are even coated. Place in the oven for about 10 minutes checking and lightly tossing every 3-4 minutes. The seeds are done when they start to turn a slightly golden brown (as shown in the picture). Enjoy!


How said...

Thanks for the article, does the olive oil have to be a certain type or will any kind work?

Ryan said...

Any kind should work fine, you could even replace the olive with another type....but for health reasons I only use an ogranic extra virgin olive oil and one that is not too fruity!

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