What to do with your pumpkin seeds!

Tis the season for all of the pumpkin! If you, like me, thrive on grabbing a pie pumpkin from the grocery store and then wondering what the heck to do with all of the pumpkin seeds (because…throwing them away seems wasteful!) I’ve got you…

What to do with all of those pumpkin seeds!

First, if you need a quick lesson on the how-to’s of roasting pumpkin seeds (it’s easy!) check these out:

From bread, to granola, to cookies, and even candy…pumpkin seeds don’t need to be wasted. Although, don’t feel bad for one second if your pumpkin pie leaves you exhausted and the idea of dealing with those seeds horrifies you. Tossing them isn’t the end of the world!

For the BEST pumpkin pie spice recipe (you’ll need some for many of these recipes) grab my Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe with my G’ma’s secret ingredient!

Let’s start with bread. A loaf of seeded bread is the PERFECT avenue for those pumpkin seeds. These couple of recipes are low carb and healthy. A must try this fall!

pumpkin seed bread


Vegan & Gluten free pumpkin bread, sliced

Vegan AND Gluten-free! Pumpkin Seed Bread ready in just over an hour.
Pumpkin Seed Bread (VEgan & GF)

Bowl of meusli with pumpkin seeds in it.

Low Carb Meusli Cereal

Bowl of pumpkin spice granola with pumpkin seeds.

Pumpkin Spice Granola — only 5 minute prep time for this yummy cereal!

There is nothing more classic than roasted pumpkin seeds. But don’t stick with the plain old variety all of the time. NO! Try one of these amazing and interesting flavors. The best part…they are fast and easy! And your kids will gobble them straight up.

Pan of pumpkin seeds lined up to go into the oven

She’s got 2 fun recipes for roasting those pumpkin seeds! The Lime & Salt one looks like a must try!
Two Scrumptiously Savory Pumpkin Seed Recipes

4 bowls of different kinds of pumpkin seeds.

FOUR more pumpkin seed recipes. My must-try…the maple syrup recipe. Yummy!
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Four Recipes

Overflowing bowl of pumpkin spice roasted pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin Spice Roasted Pumpkin Seeds! I mean, could there be a better fall version of pumpkin seeds? I don’t think so.
The BEST Pumpkin Spice Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin energy balls on a plate

Pumpkin Energy Balls (using pepita’s…sub pumpkin seeds!)

Are pepitas and pumpkin seeds the same thing?

Technically, yes. And no. Pepitas ARE pumpkin seeds but harvested from a specific kind of pumpkin and don’t have shells. Pumpkin seeds, on the other hand, are shelled.

Pumpkin spice and pumpkin seed cookies with frosting on top

These look like a super fun must-try!
Pumpkin Spice-Seed Cookies

To be straight up honest, I hadn’t even THOUGHT of using pumpkin seeds in pesto. Totally ashamed I hadn’t. Pesto is a brilliant way to use those seeds and absolutely on my list to try!

Bowl of zucchini noodles with pumpkin seed pesto and peaches

Pumpkin Seed Pesto. I’m DYING to try this creative pesto recipe. He added it to zucchini noodles with peaches and it looks soooo yummy!

jar of roasted beet and pumpkin seed pesto

Speaking of creative pesto…Roasted Beet Pumpkin Pesto. I mean, how creative is that! And that color! So good.

jar of dressing with pumpkin seeds on the table

How about a vegan dressing made from pumpkin seeds? Yes please!
Pumpkin Seed Vegan Ranch Dressing

Pumpkin seed chocolate bark

Do you have a craving for sweets? Add pumpkin seeds to chocolate for this yummy treat!
Chocolate Pumpkin Seed Bark

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