Pumpkin Seeds,Trick-or-Treat, Salty or Sweet?

Trick or treat? Salty or sweet? Which flavor do you like to eat? Personally, I tend toward sweet over savory, but after taste-testing both of these pumpkin seed recipes, it was a complete toss up as to which flavor I wanted to devour first.


The spicy pumpkin seeds make the perfect appetizer for guests to nibble on while enjoying some of the great seasonal brews available this time of year. And, the sweet pumpkin seeds would be the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea or coffee after a dinner party while guests are still lingering around the table. Either way, you can’t go wrong with either flavor. If you try both, leave a comment below letting us know which was your favorite!

Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons of assorted spices such as cayenne pepper, cumin, rosemary, thyme or mesquite seasoning
Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Pull seeds from inside the pumpkin. Remove pulp or strings from the seeds and rinse. Blot seeds dry.Toss pumpkin seeds in a bowl with olive oil, salt and seasonings.

Spread pumpkin seeds in single layer on baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and crispy.

 

Sweet Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Directions

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Pull seeds from inside the pumpkin. Remove pulp or strings from the seeds and rinse. Blot seeds dry.

Toss pumpkin seeds in a bowl with melted butter and remaining ingredients.

Spread pumpkin seeds in single layer on baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

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