• Easy Pumpkin Seed Recipe

    It is pumpkin carving season! We all know what that means, plenty of pumpkin seeds! Instead of throwing them away, give this pumpkin seed recipe a try. It’s pretty easy to make and is a fun activity that your kids will enjoy helping you bake and eat.

    Pumpkin Seed Recipe

    Pumpkin Seed Recipe


    • Caramelized Spiced Nuts
    • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Blue Agave
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • Custom Garam Masala essential oil blend - 1 drop Cardamom , 1 drop Cinnamon, 1 drop Clove, 1 drop Cumin, toothpick dipped in Fennel, and toothpick dipped in Nutmeg
    • 1 pound unsalted mixed nuts and seeds, such as almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds


    1. Preheat oven to 300° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Mix together ¼ cup agave, salt, and essential oils in a medium-sized bowl, swirling the essential oil-dipped toothpicks in the mixture, then discarding toothpicks.
    3. Add the mixed nuts and stir together until nuts are evenly coated, adding more agave if needed.
    4. Spread nuts onto prepared baking sheet in an even layer.
    5. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until nuts are dry and crisp.
    6. Cool nuts completely before serving.

    What’s your favorite pumpkin recipe to make with your kids?

28 Responsesso far.

  1. Tracers says:

    This looks yummy! Will have to try this weekend!
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  2. Dee says:

    Yummy! We didn’t do anything with our seeds last year, but I will this year!
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  3. Amber Nelson says:

    We love pumpkin seeds. I will try this recipe out.
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  4. Rena McDaniel-The Diary of an Alzheimer's Caregiver says:

    Thank you for this! My husband loves these and I had no idea how to do it and needed a really easy recipe like this one. He will be a happy man!
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  5. Amanda @ Mom of Dogs says:

    This is awesome! I just bought a pumpkin carving kit today and I am convinced this will be my first year baking pumpkin seeds.
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  6. Letty C. says:

    I love pumpkin seed, but I like them salty. Thank you for the recipe.
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  7. becca says:

    Yummy. Truth be told I’ve never had pumpkin seeds before. However I’m thinking i want to try them.
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  8. Pam says:

    I love roasting pumpkin seeds. We do it every year, but we usually use Cajun spice on ours. These sound great too.

  9. Lady Lilith says:

    I like to reals them in the oven with a little sale. They come out nice and crunchy.
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  10. an easy way to celebrate fall! i love pumpkin seeds!
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  11. Franc Ramon says:

    These nuts would really be rich in flavor. This would be a great snack or pick up foods.
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  12. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I love roasting pumpkin seeds. This looks like a great recipe to try.

  13. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That IS nice and easy. I love pumpkin seeds!!

  14. I could never get into pumpkin seeds, but this sounds pretty good! I like making pumpkin bread, myself!
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  15. Jon says:

    I’ve never had pumpkin seeds before. Perhaps I should try some!

  16. Alice Chase says:

    I look up a recipe on this every year. I love yours!
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  17. Oh yum! We usually just pop them in the oven but this looks like a great upgrade that we’ll need to try!
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  18. Sharon says:

    Pumpkin seeds! I soooo love these and I’m going to be making some over the weekend. I’ll probably try your recipe too
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  19. Elizabeth O. says:

    I’m adding this pumpkin seed recipe to my Halloween prep. This looks delicious!

  20. Bonnie says:

    This sounds like a great recipe for all of those pumpkin seeds I have left from carving pumpkins. Stopping by from Home Matters Linky Party.
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  21. Dov Shapira says:

    I love the seeds more than I care for the pumpkin 🙂

  22. Amanda Love says:

    I’m loving everything pumpkin right now. I’m going to have to give this a try.
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  23. Tami says:

    Gotta add this recipe to my ‘Must try list’. I love pumpkin…especially when it’s a side dish for a delicious curry meal.
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  24. Veronica says:

    I love pumpkin seeds! I add them to my salads everyday
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  25. Michelle says:

    I love playing with pumpkin seed spices especially making them spicey. I am a huge fan of cardamom. Everything sounds like a great marriage.. I’m carving another pumpkin on Thursday and I’ll try this out but with dry spices not essential oils because I don’t have the oils.
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  26. I love eating pumpkin seeds…. Cooked, of course.
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  27. Pumpkin seeds are so yummy! This recipe sounds great!
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