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Paleo Snack Time: Pumpkin Seeds, 4 Ways

Paleo Snack Time: Pumpkin Seeds, 4 Ways

Each month, we share some of our favorite Paleo snack ideas on Paleo Snack Time. Get more Paleo, Low Carb and Gluten-Free snack inspiration and build your personalized menu on PlateJoy.

Toasted turmeric pumpkin seedsOctober means pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice lattes. But when the pumpkin is all gone, what’s left is prime Paleo snack material: the pumpkin seeds.

Instead of tossing your pepitas in the trash, here’s are 4¬†different takes on some Paleo pumpkin snacks this fall.

For all your preparations, follow these basic steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Wash your pumpkin seeds and pat them dry. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Add your seasonings!
  4. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, stirring halfway through, until fragrant and golden.

Ready for some recipes? Try these seasonings:

  • Chili-roasted pumpkin seeds: For a hint of spice, toss with chili powder and a drizzle of lime
  • Cheesy pumpkin seeds: Sprinkle with nutritional yeast to play trick-or-treat on your tastebuds
  • Curried pumpkin seeds: Toss with curry powder and a pinch of ground ginger
  • Double-pumpkin seeds: Sometimes you just want the spice. Top with pumpkin pie spice before baking to¬†double the pumpkin action