Pumpkin Seeds

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Normally my family makes pumpkin seeds in October at Cooks Forest and that's really it. But this year we had a ton of pumpkins sitting outside that were just going to be thrown out the day after Thanksgiving when we put up our christmas decorations. So I decided to make pumpkin seeds for our Thanksgiving celebrations!!! We always do the classic oil and salt, but I decided to try some different flavors. I know this post is a little late being the day before Thanksgiving, but don't throw out your pumpkins- use the seeds! They are so easy to make and hopefully this post will give you some ideas of what flavors you want to do!


Step 1: Take out pumpkin seeds, pick out guts, rinse
Step 2: Boil pumpkin seeds for 10 minutes in water with salt. I don't really measure here. I just eyeball the water and do a few shakes of salt
Step 3: After the pumpkin seeds are boiled and strain them.
Step 4: Decide on your flavors!

Honestly, I never measure when it comes to things like these, but I will incorporate some basic measurements for all y'all who like to follow a recipe. I suggest adding a little more than called for if you want a stronger flavor.
Also, all these can be made with butter. But since my mom doesn't eat dairy and I try to avoid it as much as possible, we will be using avocado oil or olive oil instead. If you want to use butter, substitute a teaspoon of oil for a tablespoon of butter.

Cinnamon Sugar
1 tsp olive or avocado oil
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Spicy
1 tsp olive or avocado oil
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
salt to taste

Sweet
1 tsp olive or avocado oil
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Worcestershire 
Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp olive or avocado oil
salt to taste
For this one, instead of boiling your pumpkin seeds in water, boil them in Worcestershire sauce instead!

Savory
1 tsp olive or avocado oil
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp paprika
salt to taste


Step 5: After you've greased your pumpkin seeds and added your desired flavors, lay them out on a pan. Add a few more shakes of salt just for good measure.
Step 6: Cook them at 350℉ for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.

 These pumpkin seed flavors are Oliver approved ✓


Enjoy!

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