When you carve your Halloween pumpkin this year, be sure to save the pumpkin seeds for a tasty treat! The below is an easy and delicious way to roast the seeds for a healthy and yummy snack!
1 cup Pumpkin seeds
1 1/2 tsp Butter or olive oil
¼ tsp Garlic powder
¼ tsp Salt
⅛ tsp Black Pepper
Clean the Pumpkin – Remove the top of the pumpkin using a sharp knife and by cutting a circle around the stem. Use a spoon to scrape the pulp and seeds from the inside of the pumpkin. Add the pulp and seeds into a bowl of water.
Clean the Seeds – Separate the pulp from the seeds and use a colander to rinse the seeds with cold water.
Start out by making sure that the pumpkin seeds are completely dry.
Transfer the dried pumpkin seeds to a bowl. Add melted butter along with the seasoning. Mix well until all the seeds are completly coated.
Spread the seeds in the fryer basket evenly. Cook at 360F for 10-15 minutes. Shake the basket to move the seeds around half way through for even roasting.
After the seeds are done, check whether the seeds are crisp to your liking. If not, air fry them for additional 3-5 minutes.
Let them cool, adjust the seasoning to your taste and enjoy the snack.
Thank you to Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons for this great idea!