Did you have a fantastic Halloween? It’s my favorite time of the year, but somehow it snuck up on me this time. I was rushing around to carve my pumpkin late Sunday night, and thought to myself how I must be wasting the inside of my pumpkin each year. I did some research and found these 5 Mouth-Watering Pumpkin Seed Recipes from Slap Dash Mom. My pumpkin only had 1 cup of seeds in it, so I had to pick my favorite of the five. The barbeque version sounded the most unique, so I chose that one.
Below is the recipe straight from Slap Dash Mom with pictures of my attempt at the seeds. I didn’t change anything because I was lazy and didn’t dry them properly like she said. This made the cooked seeds chewy. So the lesson is – follow instructions and don’t skip steps.
Recipe: BBQ Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
What You Need:
1 cup cleaned, raw pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
pinch of cayenne
What To Do:
1. Preheat Oven to 375.
2. Bring 4 cups of water, pumpkin seeds, and salt to a boil. Simmer 10 minutes. Drain.
3. Pat dry with paper towels.
4. Mix seeds with olive oil and spread onto cookie sheet.
5. Roast 12 minutes.
6. Toss seeds with the remaining ingredients. Roast an additional 5 minutes.