Pumpkin Seeds

Learn how to roast pumpkin seeds at home. Make sweet, savory, or spicy versions and find ways to use them in different dishes.

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Roasted Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Rating: 3 stars 11
Bake these pepitas for a great snack. Double the recipe for a snack you can carry around for a couple of days.

Pumpkin-Orange Bread

Pepitas give this spiced Pumpkin-Orange Bread a pleasant crunch. Using canned pumpkin puree keeps the prep time to a minimum.

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

This fragrant pesto features toasted pumpkin seeds and parsley -- along with dried chile and a touch of cinnamon -- in place of the usual pine nuts and basil for a seasonal variation on the Italian classic.

Spiced Pepitas

Rating: 3.5 stars 23
This spicy pepitas recipe makes wonderful use of the seeds from your jack-o'-lantern.

Pumpkin-Seed Piecrust

Rating: 3 stars 25
Decorating this crust with pastry leaves is as easy as, well, pie, but it's also beautiful with a simple crimped edge. You can make two undecorated bruleed pumpkin pies that way, if you double the filling.

Toasted-Coconut Granola

Rating: 4 stars 81
This delicious granola recipe is courtesy of Nekisia Davis of Early Bird Foods.

Kale Slaw with Red Cabbage and Carrots

The variety of seeds and the kale make this a distinctive twist on coleslaw.

Breakfast Cookies

Rating: 3 stars 427
Martha loves these cookies. Packed with nuts, fruit, and seeds, these wholesome treats are the on-the-go alternative to granola--no bowl, spoon, or milk required.

Baked Oatmeal for a Crowd with Berries and Seeds

When mixed berries get baked into creamy, cinnamon-spiced oats, the result is this warming breakfast casserole that can feed a crowd in one fell scoop. Chopped dates provide sweetness the natural way, while crunchy toasted pepitas and hemp seed hearts offer a big helping of omega-3 fatty acids.

Cauliflower "Rice" Stir-Fry

Rating: 4 stars 57
This no-grain cauliflower dish is surprisingly hearty.

No-Knead Seeded Overnight Bread

Turn out a hearty, chewy-crusted loaf worthy of the best bakeries -- all without breaking a sweat. This no-knead, no-fuss oat and wheat bread is packed with pumpkin, flax, poppy, and sesame seeds. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 505.

Ravioli Salad with Cilantro Pesto, Olives, and Pepitas

This Ravioli Salad with Cilantro Pesto, Olives, and Pepitas recipe was adapted from Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson (Ten Speed Press; 2011). It makes for a delicious pasta salad to bring to any summertime potluck

Inspiration and Ideas

Kamut and Roasted Vegetables
Kamut is an ancient grain that's twice as big as wheat and boasts a buttery flavor and toothsome bite. It's the perfect partner for coriander-roasted squash and carrots.
Granola Bark

It's extra-crunchy and protein-packed, thanks to flaxseeds, almonds, pepitas, and the egg white that binds them all together. Just bake it up and break it up into snackable shards for breakfast on the go.