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Oven-Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

ISSUED // February 28

Oven-Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Why we love this recipe

Carving a Halloween pumpkin this year? Try baking the seeds for a nutritious snack. Oven-roasted pumpkin seeds are easy to make and offer a nourishing source of protein. The Vata-balancing influence of pumpkin seeds, ghee, and salt make this recipe a great choice for autumn, which is Vata Season.

Enjoy your oven-roasted seeds as a snack, or pass them out in baggies as a healthy alternative for trick-or-treaters. While you’re at it, read our article on 5 Tips for a Less Spooky, Healthy Halloween. 

 Tip: Remember to Prep Your Pumpkin Seeds

Not sure how to roast pumpkin seeds in the oven? It’s easy. After you scoop out the seeds, simply soak and rinse them to remove any excess pumpkin flesh (the stringy bits), then pat dry and follow the recipe below.

Serves 2-3 



  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix with your hands, coating all of the seeds with ghee.
  2. Place the seeds on a baking tray into a preheated oven at 400 °F for approximately 5-7 minutes.
  3. For a lighter roast, remove the seeds when you first smell the aroma.
  4. For a darker roast, bake a little longer to light golden brown.

Optional: sprinkle on ½ teaspoon of any one of our dosha-balancing Organic Churna spice blends — Organic Calm Vata Churna, Organic Soothe Pitta Churna or Organic Energize Kapha Churna. Our Vata blend is a great choice for autumn, but feel free to season for your Ayurvedic dosha type.

For another delicious cool-weather snack, try our Date Milk Shake recipe.

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