Super Easy Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe

This is a super simple recipe for Pumpkin Seeds.  One of our favorite Fall Activities is visiting the pumpkin patch!  Our kids love picking out “their” pumpkin and I love roasting the seeds.

pumpkin play and learn

We try and pick a pumpkin that is both pretty and – as we have 6 kids who are all getting pumpkins – manageable in size! 

Pie pumpkins are perfect!

pumpkin seed exploration

To add an educational element to our snack preparation, we looked at the seeds with magnifying glasses, it was fun to find the “embryo” in the seeds.

We broke open the shell to a couple of seeds and saw the inside of the seed where a baby pumpkin plant was just beginning to think about growing.

We talked about how the pulp was the plant “food” and as the pumpkin rots, the pulp of the pumpkin helps give the seed nourishment as it germinates and grows.

pumpkin preschool learning activity

The absolute highlight of the afternoon was watching the kids separate the seeds from the gooey pulp.

They *loved* the squishy textures!

pumpkin seeds: A super simple and tasty recipe - kids love it!

Our Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Wash your seeds to remove the remaining pulp. Pat them dry.

Spray your pan with olive oil, spray the seeds with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.

It is so easy my 4 year old makes it by herself! 

If you want a “sweet and salty” version, sprinkle a very light dusting of brown sugar on them.

Place them in the oven at 200 degrees.  Cook for about 5 minuets, stir them so they don’t stick to the pan.  Roast for another 5 ish minuets, till the seeds are golden.

Enjoy!




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An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).