It’s that time of year where pumpkins patches are producing an abundant amount of delicious and healthy produce!
Pumpkins produce a great seed which make a healthy plant-based fall snack packed with nutrients like magnesium and zinc, plus they are a good source of healthy fat that is good for heart health.
Grab a pumpkin to carve or cook and roast the seeds!
Super Simple Homemade Roasted Pumpkin (and other Squash) Seeds
Place your seeds in a single layer on a cookie sheet and spray with avocado oil until lightly coated. (you could also place in a bowl, add oil and coat seeds.)
Sprinkle your seeds with seasonings of choice. Here are just a few ideas:
- Sea Salt
- Ground pepper
- Pumpkin Spice
- Garlic powder
- Cayenne pepper for an added kick
- Taco Seasoning
Lightly roast them at 160-170°F in the oven for 15-20 minutes. By roasting them for a relatively short time at a lower temperature you can help minimize damage to their healthy oils and prevent them from becoming rancid.
Store seeds for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container or 1 month in the refrigerator.