With all that pumpkin carving up in here, we created some easy to please roasted seed recipes in 3 different flavors! Using butter as a base, we simply added the spices on the stove top, then baked seeds according to stickiness of ingredients. The base recipe only requires about half an hour in the oven, whereas the candied seeds take at least a full hour. But all the recipes produce super crunchy seeds that are flavorful, and worth the wait!
Butter Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Salted Butter Base:
- 1 Tbsp Butter
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds, rinsed
Rinse seeds. In stove top skillet on low, melt 1 Tbsp butter for every 1/2 cup seeds. Add salt. Toss for approximately 5 minutes, then spread onto an olive oil greased pan or greased foil in a single layer. Bake at 250 degrees for approximately 30 minutes, or until seeds just turn crunchy. Remove from oven, and add more salt if necessary. Let cool on the pan, then enjoy!
Jamaican Jerk Seeds:
To Salted Butter recipe, add jerk to skillet, then toss seeds on low heat for 5 minutes. Transfer to greased cookie tray in single layer and bake for approximately 30 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool on the pan, then enjoy!
- 1 tsp Jamaican jerk
Candy Coated Seeds:
To Salted Butter recipe, add sugar, cinnamon and agave nectar to skillet, then toss seeds on low heat until the mixture becomes gooey, like honey. Cook 2 minutes longer, tossing seeds the whole time, then transfer to greased foil or greased cookie tray in single layer. Bake for approximately 60 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on the pan. Seeds will stick—to remove from foil, simply bend and break the candied nuts from the backside of the foil. If you baked them directly on the pan, use a spatula.
- 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 2 tsp Agave Nectar or Light Corn Syrup
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
Seeds can be stored, but are best when reheated in the oven, on low broil for 5 minutes, or until slightly crunchy again.
We thought the sugary seeds tasted a lot like candied almonds. You could probably substitute light corn syrup or molasses for the agave nectar—but alongside the butter, we think it’s the secret ingredient! They’re really next level. Hope you enjoy!
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