Measure out a cup of seeds and pour into mixing bowl. For each cup of seeds, I tossed in 1 teaspoon of olive oil plus a variety of seasonings (except for Sugar & Spice version which calls for melted butter).
Simple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
(Fiesta Lime pictured above)
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Toss seeds with oil. Add seasonings stirring to completely coat each seed. Pour onto parchment covered baking sheet spreading seeds out into a single layer. Place pan in the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes depending on how toasty you like them. I checked my seeds every 10 minutes to make sure they didn't burn. You want them lightly browned.
For roasted pumpkin seeds with a little extra flavor, you can add a variety of seasonings. I like the Mrs. Dash brand of seasonings because they are salt-free.
Add 1/2 teaspoon Fiesta Lime Seasoning (Mrs. Dash brand)
Add 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Pepper seasoning (Mrs. Dash brand)
Add 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Sugar & Spice
Eliminate olive oil, salt and pepper. Add 1/2 melted butter, 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice seasoning and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar or turbinado sugar such as Sugar in the Raw.
My older son (who can be on the picky side) said, "These are amazing!" That's a huge endorsement coming from him and made my heart smile! :-D
The entire batch of roasted pumpkin seeds (garlic seasoned) got gobbled up before I could even finish typing this post! This snack is so yummy and addictive it should come with a warning label - Once you start eating them, it's hard to stop!