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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – Ideas

A viewer recently asked me for ideas for ways to use roasted pumpkin seeds. So, I set to task and came up with quite a list! If you’re looking for something different to do with your roasted pumpkin seeds, hopefully you’ll find the answer here. Below is a video where I go through the list. The written list is below the video.

Enjoy and happy eating!
Judi

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Pumpkin Seeds – Ideas

When pumpkins are plentiful in the fall, so are roasted pumpkin seeds. Many people roast them, and simply keep them around for delicious snacks. But what else can we do with these crunchy goodies? Plenty! Here are some suggestions…

* Enjoy them as an easy go-to snack.

* Add them to salads in place of croutons.

* Sprinkle them on soup as a garnish.

* Make a “brittle” with them, like peanut brittle, but use roasted pumpkin seeds in place of peanuts.

* Add them to cookies for added crunch and nutrition boost. They would work especially well in oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip cookies.

* Add them to your favorite homemade granola.

* Add them to tacos for a crunchy topping.

* Sprinkle them on enchiladas.

* Add them to your favorite trail mix.

* Use them as a garnish for risotto, pasta, or a cooked grain like quinoa, rice, bulgur, or barley.

* Sprinkle them on hot oatmeal for a crunchy topping.

* Sprinkle them on quick breads like muffins or pumpkin breads right before they are baked for an interesting topping.

* Add them to homemade granola bars.

* Blend them in with homemade hummus for an added nutty flavor.

* Add them to a crumble topping for pies, muffins, and fruit crisps.

* Add them as a garnish on cooked vegetables, such as carrots, a stir-fry, or roasted winter squash.

* Sprinkle them on guacamole for a little crunch.

* Add them to homemade pesto.

* Add them to homemade caramel bites.

* Add them to melted chocolate along with other favorite add-ins like dried coconut or dried fruit. Then crop the mixture onto waxed or parchment paper and allow it to solidify. You’ll have some delicious homemade candy.

* Add them to your favorite seed crackers.

* Add them to homemade peanut butter cups.

* Blend them into your favorite sauce or dip.

* Sprinkle them on your favorite pizza.

* Grind them up and use them as a decorative topping (“dusting”) on cookies.

* Sprinkle them on avocado or nut butter toast.

* Grind up raw pumpkin seeds with sunflower seeds and a little added coconut oil, if desired. and make seed butter.

* Add some to your favorite smoothie.

* Sprinkle them as a topping on your favorite pudding.

* Add them to popcorn balls.

* Serve with your favorite fruit and cheese combos.

* Add them to a party mix with dried fruit and other nuts and seeds.

* Add them to veggie burgers.

* Grind them up and add them to a breading.

* For variety, try different flavoring combinations when you roast them.

Resources
https://www.epicurious.com/ingredients/22-ways-to-use-pumpkin-seeds-article

https://downshiftology.com/recipes/ultimate-seed-crackers/

https://www.fitmittenkitchen.com/sunflower-pumpkin-seed-butter/#tasty-recipes-12769

https://thecookful.com/10-ways-use-pumpkin-seeds/

https://www.southernkitchen.com/articles/eat/13-roasty-toasty-and-spicy-ways-to-make-the-most-of-leftover-pumpkin-seeds

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/using-pumpkin-seeds

Page, Karen. (2014) The Vegetarian Flavor Bible. New York, NY: Little, Brown and Company.

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