Tuesday, February 7, 2012

An easy recipe for toasted pumpkin seeds

It's not often that you find a treat that is healthy, easy to make and kids like it -- at least our kids do.
We have a hard time keeping them around because we all have to grab a few each time we pass by. Usually pumpkin seeds are toasted in the oven, sometimes with oil, but this pumpkin seed recipe contains only spices and water, yet they are so crispy and good.

Above, the pumpkin seeds before heating. We put them in a pan specially made for the microwave from Pampered Chef but any microwave-safe bowl will do. Here's the recipe:
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
2 cups raw, shelled pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Stir together all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl with lid. Cover and microwave on high for around 3 minutes (our microwave isn't as high powered as some, so adjust your times as needed). Remove and stir. Cover and microwave another 2 minutes. Stir again, then microwave for one more minute. Stir, then set on the counter until cooled. Transfer to an airtight container and enjoy!!

After heating, they have puffed up to almost double their size and are a brown and crunchy treat!!


  1. Love your photos - they look delicious! I am going to try your recipe, thanks for sharing, Joanie