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Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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Making maple roasted pumpkin seeds is a fall tradition around here. We love to roast the pumpkin seeds with this maple sugar seasoning. It makes them sweet, crunchy, and a little bit savory as well.

Pin showing the finished maple roasted pumpkin seeds with title across the middle.

If you have any holiday parties planned you won’t want to leave these maple pumpkin seeds out of your menu plan. These make a great snack as well! The kids love them, we all love them!

Maple roasted pumpkin seeds are the perfect blend of sweet and savory and the pumpkin seeds pack a nice punch of vitamins and minerals as well. They’re loaded with antioxidants, fatty acids, and minerals like magnesium and zinc.

What you’ll need to make roasted pumpkin seeds:

You only need a few simple ingredients to make this great fall recipe. To be fair, you could totally make these year round! Sometimes I get a craving for them and I whip up a batch just to have some on hand.

  • Pumpkin seeds, cleaned
  • Coconut oil
  • Maple sugar (link to buy and directions to make in note below)
  • Salt, optional
A bowl full of the finished seeds ready to be enjoyed.

How to make maple roasted pumpkin seeds:

The process is pretty simple and to be honest, we usually make a sweet batch of maple roasted pumpkin seeds and then also a savory batch with just olive oil and salt!

Here we see the bowl full of seeds tipped over some are spilling out to show that they're ready to eat.
  1. Set your oven to 400F.
  2. Make sure your seeds are free of any pumpkin bits and are completely dry – patting them down with a paper towel if necessary.
  3. You can add the oil in one of two ways: add the seeds to a bowl and mix them with the oil, or place the seeds directly on a lined baking tray and drizzle with the oil. Either way works great – and the second method saves on dishes!
  4. Sprinkle the maple sugar onto the seeds and roast for 5-10 minutes until the seeds take on a golden taupe colour. Stir halfway through to ensure even roasting.
  5. If adding salt, sprinkle it on after you’ve removed the seeds from the oven.
A close up view of the finished maple roasted pumpkin seeds.

Can I purchase maple sugar?

You can purchase maple sugar, this is a good one. It’s easier sometimes to just buy it but if you don’t think you’ll use the maple sugar for anything else you can make it yourself! I’ll show you how below!

Here’s what you’ll need to make maple sugar at home:

  • 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
Here we see the finished pumpkin seeds ready to eat.

Here’s how to make the maple sugar:

  1. Mix the two ingredients together.
  2. Spread flat on a lined baking sheet to dry.
  3. Let it dry about 2 hours.
  4. Once it’s dry you can crumble it up and use it for your favorite recipes!
Here we see the finished recipe up close.

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Printable Maple Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe:

You can print this recipe to have on hand for the next time you want to try and roast pumpkin seeds. Keep this tasty recipe around for when you carve pumpkins this year!

You can save the seeds, clean and dry them, and then they’ll be ready to be roasted to all their maple sugar glory!

Yield: 1

Maple Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Featured image showing the finished maple roasted pumpkin seeds ready toe at.

Making maple roasted pumpkin seeds is a fall tradition around here. We love to roast the pumpkin seeds with this maple sugar seasoning. It makes them sweet, crunchy, and a little bit savory as well.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds, cleaned
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons maple sugar (link to buy and directions to make in note below)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional

Instructions

    Make sure your seeds are free of any pumpkin bits and are completely dry - patting them down with a paper towel if necessary.

    You can add the oil in one of two ways: add the seeds to a bowl and mix them with the oil, or place the seeds directly on a lined baking tray and drizzle with the oil. Either way works great - and the second method saves on dishes!

    Sprinkle the maple sugar onto the seeds and roast for 5-10 minutes until the seeds take on a golden taupe colour. Stir halfway through to ensure even roasting.

    If adding salt, sprinkle it on after you've removed the seeds from the oven.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 387Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 541mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 12gSugar: 5gProtein: 12g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

Kerryanne

Friday 6th of November 2020

Wow Michele, I didn't know I needed these in my life until now. The recipe is downloaded ready to make. Thank you for sharing this recipe at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your maple roasted pumpkin seeds recipe at tonight's party and pinning too. Hugs, Kerryanne

Richella J Parham

Thursday 5th of November 2020

These look delicious! I've never roasted pumpkin seeds, but I think I may need to try it this year.

Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I'm featuring you this week!

Helen at the Lazy Gastroome

Monday 2nd of November 2020

Seeds - best part of the pumpkin! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!! Hope your week is wonderful!

Michele Michael

Monday 2nd of November 2020

Thanks for posting at Funtastic Friday. pinned and sharing on my FB.

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