One of my favorite parts about fall is pumpkins. One of my favorite parts about pumpkins is the slimy guts. Ok not really. Just wanted to see if you were listening. One of my favorite parts about pumpkins is the pumpkin seeds. It took me a few years to actually like them, but now I can’t seem to get enough. This year, we bought many pumpkins. Many. And it may, or may not be because I wanted the seeds. ;)
Pumpkin seeds are simple to make, and delicious to eat. There are quite a few ways to make them, too. I like the simple ‘dash of salt’ flavor, while other nights we use a bit of cinnamon and sugar instead. Either way…Delicious!!
Seeds from a pumpkin
Sprinkle of salt (about 1 TBL .)
*Preheat oven to 300*.
*Toss seeds in a strainer, ‘swirling’ around under a stream of water. (This helps get all the slimy pumpkin flesh off. Not sure why, but it clumps together making it easier to dispose of.)
*Once seeds clean, spread them on a cloth to dry. (If you don’t want to let them dry out a bit, go ahead and skip this step and move right on to the next.)
*Spread seeds in a single layer on a sprayed baking sheet. Once they’re flat, spray the top of them with more cooking spray.
*Sprinkle salt over top (I usually dump about 1 TBL of salt in my palm, taking a ‘pinch’ size and sprinkling that on top of the seeds until it looks like enough. Some like them salty..I like them with just a hint of salt flavor.)
*Bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown; stir occasionally.
*Let cool and enjoy!