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How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

These tasty snacks are easy to make and healthier than a piece of candy.

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

West Hollywood revelers will be carving jack-o-lanterns in honor of Halloween. Why not save the seeds for a tasty—and fairly healthy—snack?

Roasting pumpkin seeds is incredibly easy and can be done in four quick steps:

    1. Separate the pumpkin seeds from the "guts" and rinse the seeds
    2. Coat a roasting or cookie pan and the seeds very lightly with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt
    3. Spread the seeds evenly on the pan
    4. Cook at 350°F until lightly golden (about 15 minutes)

      There are many things you can add to vary the taste. Try any of these, though not all at once:

      • Chili or cayenne pepper powder
      • Garlic powder
      • Cumin
      • Your favorite herb (we like rosemary)
      • Cinnamon and sugar
      • Pumpkin pie spices

      Don't forget to let the seeds cool for about 10 minutes before serving to guests and ghouls!

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