Have you carved pumpkins yet? If so, I hope you didn’t toss the seeds!
Homemade Pumpkin Seed Recipe
1.) Pick out the perfect pumpkin.
2.) Carve the pumpkin and save the guts – check out my carving tips!
3.) Separate the seeds from the pulp – perhaps watch a Halloween movie, this step takes the longest, hehe.
4.) Rinse off the pumpkin seeds – using a strainer makes this super simple.
5.) Soak in a salt water mixture for roughly 24 hours.
6.) Drain salt water, spread seeds out in a thin layer, sprinkle with salt, and let dry for at least 8 hours – preferably over night.
7.) Spread a small amount of vegetable oil on a baking sheet. Spread seeds in a single layer on the baking sheet.
8.) Bake for 45 minutes at 300°F. Open the oven and shake baking sheet around about every 10 minutes to flip seeds.
9.) Remove from oven and let cool completely. Store in air tight container.