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pumpkin seed recipe

These are seriously some of the best pumpkin seeds I have ever had!! Every fall, my family makes pumpkin seeds and last weekend, I carried on the tradition in my own apartment. They smelled so good and tasted even better.

My sister said they taste like "candy". Try will love it!!

pumpkin seed recipe

Cinnamon and Honey Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These pumpkin seeds are TO DIE FOR! Not to pat my own back, but I "invented" this recipe and is it good.


  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Honey


Okay, don't hate me, but I really don't have exact measurements for this. I did a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Just eye it out -- it doesn't have to be perfect!

Here's exactly what I did:

1. Separate pumpkin seeds out and get rid of the gunk. Think of this more of a therapeutic task than an annoying task haha.

2. Let pumpkin seeds dry out. We left the pumpkin seeds dry over night.

3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

4. Mix together melted butter and pumpkin seeds. The amount of butter is going to depend on how many pumpkin seeds. I did 2 tablespoons of butter for my pumpkin seeds.

5. Okay, this is where you start guestimating. I would do one spoonful of sugar and half a spoonful of cinnamon. Mix around and see how coated the pumpkin seeds got. You want to be able to see the cinnamon clearly on the pumpkin seed. If you think it needs more, add more. Believe me, I feel like you can't mess this up.

6. Add a sprinkle of salt. You can mess this part up so be a little more careful :). I would do a tablespoon-ish.

7. Add honey!! Okay, for me, the more the better. I didn't add enough at first and then ended up dripping more on top while it was in the oven. After it was cooked, I would search for the ones with honey so I recommend doing enough that there is a light honey coating over all the seeds.

8. Place on baking sheet. Cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Mix the pumpkin seeds around. Bake for another 10 minutes. Depending on your pumpkin seed size, your baking time will differ. I like mine more burnt then less, so I cooked mine for a total of 30 minutes but I feel like 25 minutes would have been perfect. Just keep an eye on it!

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