Maple Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Maple Roast Pumpkin Seeds from Weelicious

Whenever I make snacks for Kenya's and Chloe's classes I endeavor to come up with something different than the usual suspects. This doesn't mean I have hours to cook up elaborate dishes for a huge group of kids. Far from it. Whatever I'm preparing needs to be simple, quick and healthy. Every time I make these Maple Roast Pumpkin Seeds I am reminded that they are one of my kids' favorite treats, and that makes me extra happy since they are super easy to make and give my little ones a boost of vegetarian protein.

All you need to do is toss the pepitas (pumpkin seeds) with a touch of olive oil and maple syrup and pop them in the oven. In ten minutes you have a fall treat that's as tasty as an afternoon snack as it is packed in a lunch box!

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Maple Roast Pumpkin Seeds (makes 2 cups - 4 servings)

Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 25 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Pumpkin Seeds (also known as pepitas)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

2. Combine the pumpkin seeds, olive oil and maple syrup in a bowl and stir to coat. 

3. Spread the seeds out on a baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes. 

4. Stir the seeds and cook another 10-15 minutes or until golden and crispy (make sure to keep an eye on them in the last few minutes of cooking so they don’t burn). 

5. Cool and serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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29 comments

  • Lisa

    I love the hand sneaking some in the picture. Adorable! Looks great. I just roasted some yesterday. Good to have a new recipe.

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  • Catherine

    As soon as I pulled them out of the oven and poured them in the dish they were both trying to snag handfuls!

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  • Carriet

    I was hoping that today's post would be pumpkin seeds. Mine are on a tray waiting for a recipe. I can't wait to try them!

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  • Anna

    No soaking needed? I always thought you had to soak pumpkin seeds.

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    • Catherine

      No soaking needed :)

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  • Jamie S.

    They look like they are out of the shell in the picture. Are you shelling them first??

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    • Catherine

      These are the seeds inside what you pull out of the pumpkin. You could make them in the same way those. These are labeled as pumpkin seeds or usually pepitas at Trader Joes and your local grocery.

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  • Melissa

    Oh, man. This comes a day too late for us!

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  • Amom

    May be a dumb question, but can you use the ones leftover from pumpkin carving or is this not the right kind of seed?

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  • Tara

    Where do you get these? The seeds in the picture are obviously shelled. Is there some kind of trick I don't know about to shell the ones from fresh pumpkins? We did 10 pumpkins at our Annual Pumpkin Carving Party and I have tons of seeds, but the idea of shelling them is daunting!

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    • Laurel

      They sell them in the nut/seed section at Trader Joes...

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  • R

    I use the ones from the carving pumpkins and never shell them - they still disappear at my house!

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    • Catherine

      You could make the seeds inside your pumpkin the same way you make these.

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    • Satoru

      - Now I wanna see that BIG pumpkin! All that talk and no pructie??? I do love these shots! I especially like that first one. And the shots of your kids are wonderful!

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  • HereticPrincess

    My mom would use the ones from pumpkin carving
    never shelled them either, I still ate them up!

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  • Makai

    Mmmmm, sounds good! I like the nutrition in pumpkin seeds, but I've been eating Them plain and raw, and that just gets to be well, plain...the maple sounds sooooo yum!

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  • Laurel

    Do you suggest using roasted and salted pepitas, or raw? Thanks!

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  • Butterfly Mama

    I tried this recipe with Sunflower seeds and my son LOVES them! Thank you for all the inspiration in preparing healthy tasty foods for our children!

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  • Maureen

    Just cooled down enough to eat and they are so good. 3 yr old is gobbling them up too. Thanks.

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  • Malin

    These are awesome!!! I didn't have enough pumpkin seeds so used a cup of sunflower seeds instead and we can't stop eating them. Thanks for a great & simple recipe!

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  • Dona Morrison

    Hi!

    What's your thought on subbing coconut oil for the olive oil?

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  • Gayle

    I made these using the Maple/Agave blend syrup from Trader Joe's. They were delicious and it was so easy... thank you!

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  • Jessica

    Catherine, what brand/type of olive oil would you use in this? The Trader Joe's Spanish olive oil that I have has a strong flavor, probably too strong for this. I love you recipes!

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  • Rosalie Andren

    This is just amazing. I wish I could do the same.

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