How To Make Baked Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds, baked in the oven are very crispy and delicious. Furthermore, they are highly nutritious and are very easy to make. You may have seen the baked pumpkin seeds at various health food stores. If you are looking forward to make baked pumpkins at your own house, you can take help from the following steps.

Prep time: 25-30 min
Bake time: 10-20 min
Total time: 35-50 min
Yield: 03-04 servings
Utensils: Cookie sheet, knife, pan, bowl and strainer

Vegetable oil
Salt pepper, general herbs


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    First of all you have to clean the pumpkin seeds. You can separate the seeds while carving the pumpkin. After separating the seeds from the flesh and strings of your pumpkin, just wash them which you can do easily by putting them in a large bowl containing water and rubbing them well with the help of your hands. After cleaning them with water, just drain them in a strainer for around thirty minutes. After that, spread them on a baking pan and dry them (you can use a hair dryer to dry them quickly or you can even place them in hot oven at 120 to 150 Fahrenheit).

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    On the other hand, start preheating your oven by setting it to 275 Fahrenheit or 135 Centigrade.

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    Now, you have to spread the seeds on the cookie sheet in order to season them. After spreading the seeds, add melted butter, vegetable oil or margarine. You can use many combinations to add the desired flavour to your pumpkin seeds. For a lemon flavour, you have to add 1 teaspoon lemon pepper and 4 tablespoons melted butter. For a halloween flavour, you should add 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger and 4 tablespoons melted butter. Besides, if you want your baked pumpkin seeds to be spicy, you have to add 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon thyme and tablespoons melted butter. You can also make its flavour savoury by adding 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce and 4 tablespoons melted butter. Or you can simply keep its natural flavour by adding 4 tablespoons melted butter and 1 teaspoon sea salt or other salt.

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    Now, bake the seeds in the oven at 275-degrees for around 10 to 20 minutes and after that sprinkle salt on them before serving.

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