Pumpkin Seed Recipes

Pumpkin Seed Baking with Katie of Oh Hey Baby

We love learning about your traditions, big and small, so we had so much fun hearing from Katie, of Oh Hey Baby, about her annual pumpkin picking and cooking date.

Reminder – don’t throw out the seeds when you carve this weekend! You must try these recipes out!

A pumpkin patch tradition
One of my favorite fall traditions is going to the pumpkin patch. My husband and I have gone almost every year since we started dating and we were so excited to pass down the tradition to our almost four-year-old daughter, Olivia.

Followed by baking!
Another reason why I love going to the pumpkin patch is getting to carve the pumpkin afterwards and bake the seeds. My husband and I LOVE pumpkin seeds and through the years we’ve come up with a few recipes of our own to flavor them.

 

Baked Pumpkin Seed Flavors – Three Favorites:

Lime + Salt

Lime and Salt Pumpkin Seeds

1 cup of pumpkin seeds
1 tsp of salt (I use Himalayan sea salt but any salt will do!)
Juice of one small lime

 

Cajun

cajun pumpkin seeds

1 cup of pumpkin seeds
1 tsp of Cajun seasoning (I used this brand, it’s our favorite!)
*lime juice is optional for this one. My husband likes it with, I like it without!

 

Salt + Pepper

salt and pepper pumpkin seeds

1 cup of pumpkin seeds
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of pepper

Directions:
After you’ve sifted through the pumpkin innards for your seeds, rinse them off really well and pat dry. You’ll notice they’ll still be a bit damp – that allows the seasoning to stick better. In a bowl, mix your cup of seeds with whichever flavor mixture you choose until they are fully covered.

Preheat your oven to 350, line the pan with foil and grease it with cooking spray. Pour the seeds onto the pan and drizzle with a little olive oil for an extra crunch!

Bake them for 25 minutes (only 20 for the lime + salt flavor because otherwise the lime juice starts to burn).

Let them cool and then serve!

 

Pumpkin Seed Recipes

If I had to rank
The Lime + Salt mixture is my absolute favorite and my runner-up is the Salt + Pepper. My husband likes the Cajun flavor the best. Olivia doesn’t really like any of them (we’re in the very picky toddler stage), but she loves to help make them! All of the recipes are super easy to make, and very kid-friendly so if you have kids, and they like to help out in the kitchen, this is perfect for them.

 

Follow more of Katie’s adventures on Oh Hey Baby and her IG feed @ohheykt.

 

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