Pumpkin Seeds 3 Ways

Hill Ridge Farms has become a tradition for so many families within a 50 mile radius of IMG952996Raleigh…  I know that because most of those families were there with us yesterday.  Still, it is our favorite place to find the perfect pumpkin.

We carved our pumpkins this morning and have them proudly displayed on the front steps.  All I can say is that we tried our best and no one needed stitches.

What we were left with was a mountain of seeds.  I love roasted pumpkin seeds but realized I was out of season-all (my go to for nearly everything), so I decided to get creative.

I dug through my spice cabinet and came up with three “recipes”: Rosemary, Garlic and Sea Salt, Cinnamon and Sugar, and Herbes de Provence and Sea Salt.

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I thought the kids would devour the cinnamon sugar seeds but their favorite was actually the herbes de provence and sea salt.  Who knew!

The recipes are below, but I encourage you to follow them loosely and just throw a pinch, dab or dollop of whatever you like on your seeds and see what happens.  The kids had a great time cooking them and we are all munching on healthy snacks.  Enjoy!

Rosemary, Garlic and Sea Salt

Heat oven to 325 degrees.  In a small bowl, heat up about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.  Dice 6-8 stems of rosemary, add to the oil.  I love garlic so I grated 3 large cloves but add as much as you like to the oil.  Pour over the seeds, then add in sea salt to taste.  Stir thoroughly before putting in oven.  Bake for 20 minutes, stir, then bake 10-20 more minutes.

Cinnamon and Sugar

Heat oven to 325 degrees.  In a small bowl, heat up about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.  Pour over the seeds, then add in sea salt to taste.  In a separate bowl, mix 2-3 tablespoons of cinnamon with 1-2 tablespoons of sugar.  Sprinkle over seeds, stir thoroughly and sprinkle again.  Bake for a total of 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.  *The sugar can burn easily so be careful not to cook too long*

Herbes de Provence and Sea Salt

Heat oven to 325 degrees.  In a small bowl, heat up about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and pour over seeds. Sprinkle seeds heavily with the Herbes de Provence, then add sea salt to taste.  Stir thoroughly before putting in oven and sprinkle the seeds again with the herbes. Bake for 20 minutes, stir, then bake 10-20 more minutes.

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