November 01, 2010

Tuesdays At The Table - Sugar and Spice Pumpkin Seeds

Howdy!  I hope everyone had a nice Halloween. It was my first Halloween in the new house!  Next year I'll decorate for it more; this year I just wasn't ready. Which I supposed doesn't really matter since there was a complete lack of trick-or-treaters.

Now that you've made you jack-o-lanterns, how are you using your pumpkin seeds?

Lovely Yellow Ribbons

Here's a yummy and easy recipe for pumpkin seeds.

Sugar and Spice Pumpkin Seeds

1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon melted butter or vegetable oil
1 tablespoon brown sugar, or more, to taste
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon allspice

Rinse seeds well and get as much of the pumpkin pulp off of them as possible. Pat dry with paper towels. Don't let them dry completely on the paper towels, or they might stick (and add a little fiber to you diet).

Toss seeds with the butter, sugar, and spices.

Heat oven to 300°. Spread coated seeds on a foil lined cookie sheet - turning from time to time, for about 45 to 60 minutes, or until nicely browned and crunchy.

What's cooking in your kitchen?


  1. Never would have thought of that - my husband is a seed eater - will have to share this with him!

    Have a wonderful week Cole and thanks for hosting!


  2. Those pumpkin seeds sound really good--what a great snack!

  3. Where were all the trick-or-treaters this year? Our neighborhood was completely empty. We have so much candy leftover. I need to find a way to use it in some desserts. Maybe the World Series game had something to do with it around here in Texas. We had a great Halloween with our family! Thanks for hosting.

  4. Love pumpkin seeds! They look great! Thanks!

  5. We love roasted pumpkin seeds. Your recipe looks great. Thank you for sharing your recipe and thank you for hosting us on Tuesday.
    Miz Helen

  6. Pepitas! My favorite! So many fun flavors can go with them. Thanks for sharing yours!

  7. Cole,

    Thanks for the snack recipe. The offerings to my children is getting low and a little repetitive.

  8. I like to do the sweet version of seeds as well! Thanks for hosting!

  9. I've never had sweet pumpkin seeds before, my Dad used to make a salted version though. I've got a couple cooking pumpkins waiting to be used though, so I'll give your recipe a try - it sounds delicious! Thanks for hosting!

  10. Thanks for hosting and reminding me that I've been wanting to make some roasted chick pumpkin seed replacement now that our kids are teenagers and have less than zero interst in carving pumpkins ;)

  11. I've been dying to try the sweet pumpkin seeds! I like sweet things better than salty so these are perfect for me!

  12. I've got to try these, my 9 y/o loves pumpkin seeds!

  13. These sound yummy and perfect for using those leftover seeds after Halloween pumpkin carving.

    Thanks for hosting today!

    Jane from

  14. So many great recipes! Thanks for hosting. :)

  15. You know, I love pumpkin seeds, but I never make them. Guess you have to buy the pumpkin for that. LOL. I tend to buy squash in season. I don't buy a pumpkin for Halloween (no kids), and I use canned pumpkin for pie at Thanksgiving.

    However those seeds sound very good. Someday when I get a pumpkin, I will have to make some. Thanks for hosting the blog hop today.

  16. Hi Cole! What a wonderful idea for pumpkin seeds! I never Ever thought to make them sweet. I have a nice pumpkin on my porch that I will use to make this recipe, and the filling for my TG pies! Thanks for hosting the carnival today. My link up is a giveaway for a great new recipe ebook called In the Kitchen: Real Food Basics by Modern Alternative Mama, so stop on by and enter to win. All the best, Alex@amoderatelife

  17. Thanks for sharing... I have never really known how to cook them!

  18. We LOVE pumpkin seeds!!!

  19. Thanks for hosting. I've been out of commission for a bit with a couple of big projects. Now that they are on the way to completion, I hope to be back more often. Come visit me and join Crock Pot Wednesdays for a BBB giveaway.

  20. Oh, I just love pumpkin seeds. I've never tried them with a sweet topping. Sounds delish. Thanks for including me in the carnival. I linked to a post for Sweet Potato & Kale Brown Rice Wraps.


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