Ok, so I feel like pumpkin seeds are the ultimate win/win! They are fun and tasty (plus healthy)! Our kiddos are a bit too small to actually cut the pumpkin but they have fun giving their input and watching! They wouldn’t pull the seeds out with their hands, but they did use a big spoon!
Once the seeds are out…
rinse and add flavor! This time I made three different batches: lemon pepper, red hot, and sriracha. *They would also be great with honey, cinnamon, salt, pepper, garlic… the possibilities are endless! I put the seeds into a ziplock bag with a little flavor and mixed.
Then I put them on baking sheets and cooked at 300 degrees for about 1 hour being sure to flip/turn the seeds every 10-15 minutes. They should be dry and crispy when they are done but not burnt. I love to eat them warm but also munch on them once they are cool.
They not only taste great… the health benefits are amazing!
I also cooked some for an activity at Ellie’s Pre-K class. The kids had to match the number to the pumpkin seeds to complete the pumpkin puzzle! We then added the pumpkins together. They had fun and so did I!
That night Denny used pumpkin seeds to practice his spelling words by using them in his nightly homework for his “Halloween Scene.” He said that this made his homework really fun!
I definitely recommend trying out pumpkin seeds and check out our crazy pumpkins!