Dried Pumpkin Seeds (Oven & Dehydrated Methods)


Pumpkin Seeds are an edible treat, so don’t throw them away!


Roasted and salted, the seeds are a special treat.  Scoop the seeds out of the cavity, rinse some of the pulp off, and spread them on a towel to dry. Two recipes are included below (both oven and dehydrator methods) for Dried Pumpkin Seeds.


Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (Oven Method)

Ingredients
2 cups pumpkin seeds
2 teaspoons light olive oil
Salt to taste
Optional seasonings to taste (See Note for suggestions)

Directions

  1. Rinse seeds thoroughly then soak overnight in a bowl of water. Drain and dry well with paper towel.
  2. Make sure the seeds are completely dry before roasting.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. In a large bowl, toss pumpkin seeds with light olive oil and salt. (At this stage, also add any additional seasonings to the mix.)
  5. Spread pumpkin seeds evenly onto a baking sheet in one layer.
  6. Bake for about 20 minutes, until the seeds are crisp, stirring every few minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and, if desired, re-season to taste.

Note:  Optional seasonings

  • Curry spices
  • Cinnamon, ginger, and sugar
  • Garlic powder and cayenne pepper
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Brown sugar, chili powder, and nutmeg

Dried Pumpkin Seeds (Dehydrator Method)

Ingredients
2 cups pumpkin seeds
2 teaspoons light olive oil
Salt to taste
Optional seasonings to taste (See Note for suggestions)

Directions

  1. Rinse seeds thoroughly then soak overnight in a bowl of water. Drain and dry well with paper towel.
  2. Make sure the seeds are completely dry before roasting.
  3. In a large bowl, toss pumpkin seeds with light olive oil and salt. (At this stage, also add any additional seasonings to the mix.)
  4. Spread pumpkin seeds evenly onto dehydrator trays lined with solid sheets or parchment paper in one layer.
  5. Dry for 12-18 hours at 150°F/65°C, until crisp.

Note:  Optional seasonings

  • Curry spices
  • Cinnamon, ginger, and sugar
  • Garlic powder and cayenne pepper
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Brown sugar, chili powder, and nutmeg

Get many other recipes you can use with your pumpkin powder in our eBook, Dehydrating Winter Vegetables & What to make with the Powders (For any Pumpkin, Winter Squash, Carrot, & Sweet Potatoes) eBook.


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2 thoughts on “Dried Pumpkin Seeds (Oven & Dehydrated Methods)

  1. Karen says:

    So happy to see you posting again! Thank you!!

    1. Admin says:

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