Simple Fall Pleasures: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Fall brings so many wonderful things… Fresh apple cider and cinnamon sticks, an amazing array of extraordinary colors, trying out new apple recipes (and revisiting old ones) and picking out just-right pumpkins. Last night as we started cleaning out our pumpkins we decided to look up different pumpkin seed roasting recipes and this year we tried a new approach.

After cleaning the seeds, we boiled them in salt water for 30 minutes and put them out on a tray to dry overnight. Then we mixed them with a dab of butter, a little olive oil, and a few pinches of salt over a low heat, so that the seeds were are all nicely covered. We popped them in the oven at 300 F and baked them for approximately 50 minutes. We were very pleased with how light and crunchy they turned out and munched on them happily throughout afternoon.

More pumpkin Inspiration…
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With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.


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