Lifestyle: Pumpkin Seeds Five Ways!


As much as I love summer and wish it would never come to an end I do love fall, minus the cold weather and lack of sunshine. The food is delicious, I love visiting the cider mills and Halloween is by far my FAVORITE holiday. Since I was little my mom and I would always get a pumpkin from the cider mill and carve it and bake pumpkin seeds. I’ve always loved them. This year I wanted to put a little spin on just your typical pumpkin seeds. Instead of just salting them, I decided to make them five different ways with different spices and ingredients.

Here’s what you need:


  1. A large pumpkin
  2. 5 small bowls
  3. One large Bowl
  4. Measuring Cup
  5. Pumpkin carving tool
  6. Pumpkin scoop or tablespoon
  7. Salt
  8. Pepper
  9. Olive Oil
  10. Parchment Paper
  11. Baking Sheet
  12. Brown Sugar
  13. Cinnamon
  14. Sriracha
  15.  Apple Cider Vinegar
  16. Honey
  17. Grated Parmesan
  18. Basil
  19. Oregano
  20. Garlic Powder
  21. Bacon Bits
  22. Caramel
  23. Sprinkles

What to do:

  1. Carve the pumpkin and get all of the seeds out.



2.Place the seeds in a large bowl with hot water and let them sit for five minutes. This will separate the guts from the seeds.


3. Scoop 1/2 cup of seeds into a measuring cup making sure there is no water.


4. Put the 1/2 cup of seeds into a bowl with olive oil. (Do not fill the bowl up as much as I did at first because it’s extremely hard to separate the seeds from the oil, so too much will be on the baking sheet. One Tbsp. of olive oil in the bowl should be good.


5. Place a piece of parchment paper on the baking sheet and add your seeds onto the sheet after covering them in the olive oil. Add whatever spices are needed. I did not use specific measurements for the ingredients, just eyeball it and it will work fine!Tip: You can put two different kinds of seeds on the baking sheet to cook at the same time. Just make sure the liquid ingredients don’t mix.



Salt and Pepper:


  1. Salt
  2. Pepper

Cinnamon and Sugar:


  1. Brown Sugar
  2. Cinnamon
  3. Salt

Caramel Confetti:


  1. Caramel
  2. Brown Sugar
  3. Sprinkles



  1. Grated Parmesan
  2. Oregano
  3. Garlic Powder
  4. Basil
  5. Salt
  6. Bacon Bits

Honey Sriracha:


  1. Sriracha
  2. Honey
  3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Enjoy! Don’t forget if you ever try any of my lifestyle ideas or recipes don’t forget to tag me in them:)!

Disclosure: Many ideas I do get from Pinterest but I always add my own spin to them to make them my own.



1 Comment

  1. Janice Pilafjian
    October 12, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    Very cool idea, never would have thought to do anything else but salt.❤🖒

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