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Do you love to carve pumpkins with your children? Don’t throw away the seeds – learn how to roast pumpkin seeds at home instead of throwing them away with this step by step recipe.
Pumpkins aren’t just for pie, you know. They have so many uses besides pie and carving into jack o’ lanterns. One of my favorite memories from childhood is learning how to roast pumpkin seeds with my Gram.
Every year we would carve our jack o’ lanterns and then clean up the seeds to be roasted. I loved eating the roasted pumpkin seeds, but most of all, I loved the time spent with my Gram.
Now that I’m a mother with my own children, I’ve carried on the tradition of carving jack o’ lanterns with my girls. It’s a fun tradition that we all enjoy.
But, in order to really carry on the memory, I had to teach them how to roast pumpkin seeds, too.
A couple of days ago, I baked up a few pumpkins to make some pumpkin butter to freeze for the winter. It’s a little early to carve the jack o’ lanterns, but we decided to go ahead and roast the seeds anyway.
Normally, we just do plain pumpkin seeds, but this year, my oldest daughter thought it would be fun to flavor them, so we made them pizza flavored. It was a fun twist that I never would have thought of, but well worth the difference.
If you and your family enjoy carving jack o’ lanterns, don’t waste the seeds this year. Take the extra time to teach your children how to roast pumpkin seeds. It’s a memory they’ll carry on forever.
Here’s how to do it –
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- Large bowl
- Baking sheet
I hope you loved learning how to roast pumpkin seeds at home. They’re not only delicious, but they are super healthy for you, too.
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