Sunday, November 25, 2012

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds & a Farmhouse Celebration

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds ~
An excellent snack that is rich in fiber as well as vitamins B and E.
1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds
2 tsp. melted butter or olive oil
kosher salt
garlic powder
cayenne pepper
seasoning salt
cajun seasoning

With the end of November approaching,
we will all be replacing our pumpkin decor with Santas and Snowmen.
Before you toss that pumpkin out...
save the pumpkin flesh for baking and the seeds for roasting.

Scoop out the seeds and place in a strainer.

Wash your pumpkin seeds. 
It's ok to leave some strings and pulp, as it adds flavor.

Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter or oil and the seasonings of your choice.

Spread pumpkin seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Bake for at 300 degrees for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally,

or until golden brown.

Purists will want only salt as a seasoning,
but if you're feeling adventurous,
experiment and have fun with seasoning blends. 

It is the Grand Opening Day of our Spirit of Christmas Celebration in the Old Farmhouse.
The artists have been busy preparing new items for our Etsy shops.
Click here to see all of the Christmas goodies...
perfect for gift giving or to decorate your own home.


  1. What a great idea...and here all these years we have been throwing away a delicious snack ! Yikes.

  2. Thanks for the new recipe, I tried a different one before and couldn't find the recipe again. I'll have to forgo the cajun but I think they'd be so good with a little kick and I could eat garlic ALL DAY LONG!