We had some fun roasting pumpkin seeds today in the oven! This Fall time treat is a very simple and easy recipe so your little ones can even help out by preparing the seeds by adding the salt and butter, stirring, and then putting the seeds on the baking sheet!
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe - Here's an original way to cook pumpkin seeds!
Raw whole pumpkin seeds
About 2 teaspoons butter, melted
Salt (shake as much as you want on)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
put seeds in bowl then add butter and stir
Put aluminum foil on a baking sheet (makes clean-up easier)
Spread the seeds in a single layer on the baking sheet
Shake salt all over seeds
bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown
Take out of oven and let cool for a few minutes then enjoy!
pumpkin seed roasting variations - Here's some more ways to try pumpkin seeds!
Old Bay seasoning- Old Bay is surprisingly great when used on pumpkin seeds!
Barbecue Sauce- Add barbecue sauce to the bowl of pumpkin seeds when mixing ingredients together!
Cinnamon and Sugar- Add cinnamon and sugar to the bowl of pumpkin seeds, butter , and salt!
For even more fun with this activity, while you are waiting for the pumpkin seeds to roast in the oven, read a book like one of these to your kids! Click on the books for more information about the books!