Friday, November 4, 2011

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I love salty and crunchy snacks.  One of my fall favorites is roasted pumpkin seeds.  Are you ready to try to make your own? 

Start by cleaning out a pumpkin and rinsing the seeds well.  Pat the seeds dry.  Spread the seeds in a single layer on a lightly oiled baking sheet.  Drizzle oil (I use canola) over the seeds.  Mix well, then sprinkle with salt and pepper (if desired).  Pop in a 325 degree oven for for 25 minutes.  Stir half way through baking time, and check frequently during the last ten minutes.  When they are lightly golden, they are ready.  Wait until cooled, to enjoy. 

Any old pumpkin will do.  If you have a leftover jack-o-lantern pumpkin, you can use it for this.  If you are baking a pie from scratch, that will work, too.  If you are really adventurous, try some different spices, like cayenne, with your salt.  Have fun roasting!

~ Christine from The Good, The Pure, and The Lovely

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