How to Bake Pumpkin Seeds!

How to Bake Pumpkin Seeds Recipes!

I remember roasting pumpkin seeds from our pumpkin as a child.  I have carried over the delicious and healthy tradition with my children.

We all look forward to these tasty snacks each year.

How to Bake Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


  • 1 1/2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted (I put in microwave)
  • 2-3 pinches of salt ( I use sea salt)


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 40 – 45 minutes or until brown; stir occasionally.

Spiced Pumpkin Seeds 


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  2. Combine the margarine, salt, garlic salt, Worcestershire sauce and pumpkin seeds. Mix thoroughly and place in shallow baking dish.
  3. Bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Sweet Pumpkin Seeds


  • 2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup white sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, divided


  1. Remove all the pulp and strings from the pumpkin seeds, then wash and thoroughly dry the seeds.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place the melted butter in a bowl, toss the seeds in the butter to coat, and pour them onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon over the seeds, stir the seeds around to mix the coating, and spread them into a single layer. Bake the seeds in the preheated oven for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the seeds from the oven, and sprinkle them with another coating of 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, mixing the seeds together and spreading them out as before. Bake 5 more minutes. Repeat the coating and baking step one more time, and bake the seeds for 5 more minutes.
  5. Sprinkle the seeds with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar, mix, and bake the sugar coating onto the seeds, about 10 more minutes. Let the seeds cool on the baking sheet before eating.
(all recipes adapted from

How to bake pumpkin seeds depends on your taste.

Do you have a favorite way to prepare your delicious pumpkin seeds?

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  1. Mmmm! Looks yummy! We used to eat roasted pumpkin seeds too, but I’ve never done it myself. Thanks for stopping by Preschool Powol Packets…I can’t wait to get to know you better!

  2. pinned- tweeted-shared! thanks for linking with kids in the kitchen

  3. The Fruitful Home says:

    These sound delicious! I will have to try them!

  4. I love roasted pumpkin seeds! I use oil in place of butter though. I am going to have to try the cinnamon ones! Yum!

  5. This is something that I have always wanted to try but have never done. Do you have to get all of the pumpkin yucky guts stuff off of the seeds first? How do you do that? Just wash them? Thanks so much for posting!

    • Hi Danielle,

      I usually soak them for a bit in cold water and then let them dry. But I do get almost all the yucky stuff off. Please let me know how you all enjoyed it. (:

  6. Thank you for posting this! I actually burned a pan of them last night. Sigh. I got another pumpkin today, so we’ll have more seeds to roast! (My boys ate them anyway and said they were delicious! lol)

  7. Great recipe. I am pinning this…I have tried baking pumpkin seeds a few times before and have never been happy with my results – but I am definitely going to try this. Thanks for linking it up!

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