Oct
30
2011

Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Pumkin seeds are one of our favorite autumn recipes!

We love pumpkin seeds. The recipe isn’t rocket science, but we’re surprised how many people just throw away the insides of their pumpkins. Breaks our hearts! Here are simple instructions.

  1. Cut the pumpkin open and start digging out the seeds. This is best for 2-6 year olds.
  2. In a large strainer over the sink, wash the seeds thoroughly. Remove as much orange gunk as a 13-year-old can tolerate.
  3. Pour the seeds into an even layer of oil, enough so that the seeds are setting in the oil (not drowning in it).
  4. Pumkin Seeds in the Oven

    These seeds are from 3 semi-large pumpkins, 2 small ones.

    Sprinkle salt or a favorite seasoning (we like ranch seasoning). Place in 350 degree oven.

  5. Bake for approximately 15 minutes. Take the pan out, stir with a spatula, and salt again. The kids will beg to start eating them, but be the parent you’re called to be and keep them from the temptation. Put back into the oven.
  6. Bake for another 15 minutes or until golden brown. You will actually be able to hear them “pop” a little, not like popcorn, but like pistachios. Remove from oven.
  7. Scoop seeds into paper towels. Salt some more to desired taste.
  8. Let cool for about 10 minutes. Allow children to take one, blow on it, and eat.
  9. Enjoy together!

What to do with all the pumpkin? We carve them into jack-o-lanterns, using the carved pieces for pie and pumpkin butter. These recipes are in Wendy’s cookbooks, which are 1/2 price till November 1st!…

Finished sunflower seeds

Click to enlarge photo. The first batch lasted about 10 minutes. Gone.

About Chris & Wendy Jeub

The Jeub Family live in Monument, Colorado. They encourage couples to love God and love one another, building an atmosphere of love in their homes.

  • jenny

    WOW, never heard of that recipe!  Would it work for butternut squash seeds as well?
    Did you know that pumpkin seeds are anti=parasitic as well?

    • http://www.jeubfamily.com Chris Jeub

      Yes, we have done squash seeds. They work just as good.

      I didn’t know pumpkin seeds were anti-parasitic. Wendy says, “Oh yeah, I knew that.” She knows all that stuff. =)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BZXHT7XDXDDSOBCWGPTUGYGV5Q Elizabeth

    I’m going to try this recipe. Don’t know why I never did before.

  • jenny

    Smart wife, Jeub!