Halloween Fun: How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds


| 10/31/2008 3:07:47 PM


Happy Halloween!

I haven't carved a pumpkin in years, so last night, I decided to get into the holiday spirit and carve my freshly ripe, bright orange pumpkin. I picked it from the local pumpkin patch in Lawrence, Kansas, a few weeks ago!

At a loss for what to do with the gooey insides, I chatted with my colleague Tabitha Alterman at Mother Earth News. She suggested I roast the pumpkin seeds after talking about what fun she was having making her spicy pumpkin seeds. Though I love spicy and hot foods, I really love sweet food. Here's my easy recipe for cinnamon-sugar roasted pumpkin seeds. Enjoy!

Seeds

Step 1: Rinse the pumpkin seeds with warm water. Be sure to get off any remaining pulp from the seeds.



Step 2: Dry the seeds. I don't use paper towels anymore, so I spread my seeds out on a cloth napkin to dry.