I know roasting pumpkin seeds is a tradition a lot of folks had in their families growing up, but it just wasn’t something we ever did in my family. Don’t worry, we had a lot of other wonderful, cozy, comforting autumnal traditions, but making pumpkin seeds just wasn’t one of them.
Now though? Now, I am a total convert. I love roasting pumpkin seeds! And I can guarantee that it is something that my daughter will grow up doing. Roasted pumpkin seeds are tasty, crazy healthy (so healthy, in fact, I named pumpkin seeds as a superfood in my second cookbook), and really easy to make at home. They are fun to customize (I have six different flavors for you to try!) and fun to snack on.
Before I dig into the flavor recipes, I want to give you a quick tutorial for how to roast pumpkin seeds. It’s a breeze. First up, obviously, you need some raw pumpkin seeds. You can fish these out from the jack-o-lantern you carved with your kids or save them from the pie pumpkins you roasted to make puree.