Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Photo: Raymond Hom
1 cup

Also known as pepitas, pumpkin seeds are a tasty, healthy snack that is easy to make. You can even use the seeds you scoop out of your jack-o'-lantern for this pumpkin seeds recipe. Simply roast them and toss with ground cinnamon, cumin, and cayenne. Sweeten the seeds with a touch of honey and roast again for maximum flavor and crunch.


  • Pumpkin seeds

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • Kosher salt and pepper

  • 1 pinch cinnamon

  • 1 pinch cumin

  • 1 pinch cayenne

  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove seeds from pumpkin. Discard membranes and spread seeds on baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.

  2. Remove from oven. Toss seeds with olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste, plus cinnamon, cumin, cayenne, and honey.

  3. Return to oven and roast coated seeds until golden, about 15 minutes. Scrape from pan and stir seeds as they cool to prevent sticking.

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