When I was a kid I remember pumpkin seeds being one of the best parts of Halloween. I loved pulling the “goop” from the pumpkin, so we could separate the seeds. My mom roasted them, and we ate them as snack.
In fact, pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, iron, and zinc. As a matter of fact, this source of plant protein is high in antioxidants, and is said to improve the immune system, as well as heart health.
At the time, I didn’t know pumpkin seeds were a healthy snack. If my mom had told us that, we probably wouldn’t have eaten them by the handfuls.
Although most recipes for simple roasted pumpkin seeds requires oil and cooking spray, pumpkins seeds are easy to make without both.
Recently, I made a pumpkin pasta for dinner. So, I was face with the “goop” inside the pumpkin and decided to roast the seeds. To be honest, I haven’t roasted pumpkin seeds in years, so I wondered what would happen if I didn’t use oil.
Instead of drying them overnight like my mom did, I rinsed them and roasted right away. I also used my Crisper Copper Pan. This way, the seeds could roast vented.
All I did was sprinkle the wet seeds with garlic salt and roast. They didn’t stick at all!Print
Try a Halloween healthy snack without any oil!
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- garlic salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Remove pumpkin flesh from seeds; rinse seeds
- Lay pour seeds on a non stick pan or a Crisper Copper Pan in a single layer (just shake a little)
- Sprinkle with garlic salt or any seasoning you prefer
- Bake for 30 minutes or until brown and crisp
- Allow to cool
- Pour into a cute Halloween bowl
- Great as a snack or on top of salads or soups
Keywords: pumpkins seeds, halloween snack, no oil