It’s that time of year where pumpkins patches are producing an abundant amount of delicious and healthy produce!

Pumpkins produce a great seed which make a healthy plant-based fall snack packed with nutrients like magnesium and zinc, plus they are a good source of healthy fat that is good for heart health.

Grab a pumpkin to carve or cook and roast the seeds!

Super Simple Homemade Roasted Pumpkin (and other Squash) Seeds

Place your seeds in a single layer on a cookie sheet and spray with avocado oil until lightly coated. (you could also place in a bowl, add oil and coat seeds.)

Sprinkle your seeds with seasonings of choice. Here are just a few ideas:

Seasoning Ideas

  • Sea Salt
  • Ground pepper
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Cinnamon
  • Garlic powder
  • Cayenne pepper for an added kick
  • Taco Seasoning

Lightly roast them at 160-170°F in the oven for 15-20 minutes. By roasting them for a relatively short time at a lower temperature you can help minimize damage to their healthy oils and prevent them from becoming rancid.

Store seeds for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container or 1 month in the refrigerator.