Pumpkin Seed Recipes October 14 2015

Whether you're a pumpkin carving Picasso or are simply giving your artistic ability a chance, one thing's for sure - post jack-o-lantern carving leaves us with a mess of pumpkin parts. But rather than tossing them to the side and ultimately to the curb, collect the seeds instead!

The usual salt and pepper recipe certainly isn't the only thing they're good for - here's a list of other ways that you can enjoy your pumpkin’s leftovers this fall:

To begin:

Gather up your seeds in a colander, rinse in cool water, and pat dry. Then line them on a rimmed baking sheet and place them in the oven at 300 degrees. Bake them until they are dry throughout (about 50-60 minutes) and remove from the heat, raising the oven temperature to 350 degrees.


Transfer your cool seeds to a bowl, choose a flavoring below and then pop them back into the oven for another 10-15 more minutes.


Maple Mocha - because sweet and salty never tasted so good!

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of coffee grounds
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • ½ tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of  La Flor cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of La Flor nutmeg

Gingerbread - because it’s not just for winter

  • 4 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of La Flor brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of La Flor cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of ginger
  • ½ teaspoon of La Flor allspice
  • ½ teaspoon of La Flor nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon of La Flor ground cloves

Rosemary Parmesan - for the cheese lovers in the audience

  • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons of La Flor rosemary
  • ¼ cup of finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon of La Flor garlic powder
  • Season with La Flor salt and pepper to taste

Curry-Sriracha - for the spice obsessed!

  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon of La Flor curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon of La Flor paprika
  • Season with La Flor salt and pepper to taste

For more pumpkin seed recipes that you’ll love, check out Real Simple’s list.

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