Fall is the perfect time to get into the kitchen and try out some new recipes. And what better ingredient to use than pumpkin? Pumpkin seed recipes are a delicious and easy way to add some festive flavor to your fall menu.
I remember throwing out the pumpkin seeds after cleaning out a pumpkin but now I realize what a mistake that was. Pumpkin seeds are so delicious AND healthy. Now I save the seeds to make all sorts of recipes from roasted pumpkin seeds to granola to pesto.
Here are 13 of my favorite pumpkin seed recipes to try out this season:
1) Pumpkin Seed Pesto
This flavorful pesto by The Spruce Eats is perfect for jazzing up any dish. Blend pumpkin seeds, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and the remaining ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
Then use it as a dipping sauce, top a piece of fish with it, or toss it with pasta for an easy weeknight meal. Use pumpkin seed recipes like this one everywhere you’d typically use a traditional pesto. Get the recipe.
2) Pumpkin Flax Granola
This granola recipe by Jar of Lemons is packed with healthy ingredients like oats, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and even flax seeds! It’s the perfect way to fuel your day with pumpkin seed recipes.
Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl and then bake in the oven until golden brown. Allow the granola to cool completely before storing it in an airtight container. Get the recipe.
3) Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Roasted pumpkin seeds are a classic fall treat and this recipe by Home Cooking Memories is loaded with tips and how-tos.
So, after you’ve finished carving your jack-o-lantern, don’t throw away the seeds! You can turn them into a delicious and healthy snack with these pumpkin seed recipes.
These perfect pumpkin seeds are crunchy, salty, and full of nutrients. Just the way I like them! Get the recipe.
4) Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds
Roasted pumpkin seeds are a beloved fall snack, and air frying them is an easy way to enjoy pumpkin seed recipes with less fat.
Enjoy your roasted pumpkin seeds as-is, or use them to top salads, soups, or pasta dishes for a bit of extra crunch.
Whichever way you enjoy them, this air fryer pumpkin seeds recipe by Piping Hot Curry is sure to be a hit! Get the recipe.
5) Pumpkin Seed Brittle
Peanut-free brittle is a great option for those who have nut or peanut allergies. This brittle recipe by Good Life Eats is made with pumpkin seeds instead; therefore, this peanut-less brittle still has that nutty taste that classic homemade peanut brittle has but without the nuts!
The best part about pumpkin seed recipes like this one is that it is so easy to make! You only need a few ingredients and you can have this delicious candy ready in no time.
This brittle is perfect for gifts, parties, or just to have on hand for a tasty treat.
So, if you are looking for a delicious and unique candy recipe, give this Pumpkin Seed Brittle a try. You won’t be disappointed! Get the recipe.
6) Chocolate Pumpkin Seeds
What to do with all those pumpkin seeds after carving your jack-o-lanterns? Make a sweet and salty snack out of them with pumpkin seed recipes, of course!
These chocolate pumpkin seeds by KetoFocus are a crunchy way to keep you out of the candy bowl.
It’s also made with sugar-free maple syrup, so go ahead and indulge your sweet tooth this Halloween with this keto-friendly snack – your teeth will thank you! Get the recipe.
7) Pumpkin Seed Crusted Chicken
Looking for a delicious and healthy way to prepare chicken? This Pumpkin Seed Crusted Chicken recipe by Cook for Your Life is a great option!
The pumpkin seeds add a crunchy, nutty coating that is packed with flavor. And the best part is that it is so easy to make!
Simply coat the chicken in the pumpkin seed mixture and bake. You’ll have moist, delicious chicken that your whole family will love.
So why not give this recipe a try tonight? Your family will be thanking you for it! Get the recipe.
8) Salted Honey Pumpkin Seed Bars
These tasty bars by Dessert Done Light are perfect for a fall snack or dessert. Combine oat flour, pumpkin seeds, nuts, and the remaining ingredients in a bowl.
Then press the mixture into a parchment-lined baking dish and bake until golden brown. Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting them into squares. Get the recipe.
9) Roasted Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds
One of the best parts of carving pumpkins is getting to roast the seeds! They make for the perfect sweet and salty fall snack. This recipe by JoyFoodSunshine is easy and only takes a few minutes to prepare.
It’s also a great way to enjoy roasted pumpkin seeds with the goodness of cinnamon sugar! Get the recipe.
10) Garlic Parmesan Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are the perfect fall snack from Mom Endeavors!
Savory, salty, crunchy, and delicious, these garlic parmesan pumpkin seeds will be a hit with everyone. So easy to make, all you need is a few simple ingredients and about 30 minutes.
These roasted pumpkin seeds are perfect for munching on while watching the game or taking a break from trick-or-treating. So good, you may not be able to stop at just one handful! Get the recipe.
11) Pumpkin Superfood Cookies
If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious breakfast cookie, look no further than this Pumpkin Superfood Cookies recipe by Running in a Skirt.
This cookie is packed with honey, oatmeal, pumpkin seeds, cranberry & chia seeds. The perfect breakfast cookie to start your day!
The honey provides sweetness and energy, while the oatmeal and pumpkin seeds are packed with fiber and healthy fats. The cranberry and chia add a boost of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, making this cookie a powerhouse of nutrition.
Whether you’re looking for an on-the-go breakfast or a healthy snack, these Pumpkin Superfood Cookies are a perfect choice. Get the recipe.
12) Pumpkin Seed Butter
If you’ve ever had store-bought pumpkin seed butter, you know how delicious it can be. But did you know that it’s really easy to make at home?
And not only is homemade pumpkin seed butter more delicious, but it’s also more nutritious. Store-bought versions often contain added sugar and preservatives, but when you make it at home, you can control what goes into it.
This recipe by Whole New Mom for homemade pumpkin seed butter is rich and creamy and has a deep nutty flavor that is addicting. Best of all, it’s super easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients.
So if you’re looking for a nutritious and delicious nut-free spread, give this recipe a try. Get the recipe.
13) Pumpkin Seed Smoothie
Start your morning off right with this delicious pumpkin seed smoothie by The Dizzy Cook!
The toasted nut flavor of the pumpkin seed butter is perfectly balanced by the sweet, butterscotch-like highlight of the lucuma powder.
This filling breakfast is also packed with magnesium and Omega-3s, making it a nutritious way to start your day. Simply add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Enjoy as is or top with a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra touch of flavor. Either way, you’re sure to love this new breakfast favorite! Get the recipe.
I hope you enjoyed these pumpkin seed recipes!
Pumpkin seeds are a versatile and delicious ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes. From roasted pumpkin seeds to pumpkin seed butter, there are endless ways to enjoy this tasty fall treat. So next time you’re looking for a healthy and delicious snack, reach for some pumpkin seeds and try one of these recipes. Your taste buds will thank you!
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