Everything Bagel-Style Pumpkin Seeds


Pumpkin seeds are healthy and delicious. So feel really bad when you throw them out after you clean out your Halloween pumpkin. Or, learn how to clean and roast your seeds. I find it’s easiest to do an initial once-over and then put them into a pot of cold water and vigorously rub them around. The flesh will fall to the bottom of the pot leaving the seeds at the top easy to scoop out.

Cracking the shell to eat the seeds is kind of a task.  So I eat the whole damn thing, shell and all.  Easy to do if you make them delicious.  The shell also happens to be where most of the fiber and zinc is.

[Approximately 1 cup of seeds per pumpkin]


  • 1 cup of raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 ½ teaspoon everything bagel spice mix TJ 
  • ¾  teaspoon salt 
  • 1 ½ teaspoon  safflower oil


  1. Scoop out the seeds from your pumpkin
  2. Pull out the large visible chunks of flesh
  3. Combine seeds and cold water into a large mixing bowl
  4. Vigorously swirl around the seeds to release the flesh
  5. Lift out the seeds and dry
  6. Preheat oven to 325 and line baking sheet with tin foil or parchment
  7. Toss the seeds in the spice mix and oil and roast for 15 minutes
  8. Mix seeds to make sure they don’t burn and roast for another 10 minutes or so

Wanna Mix it up? Here are two more seasonings that are delicious. Same recipe, different seasonings. If you have other seasonings that you love share em with the #majornosh.

Basic Maple B**** 

  • 1 cup of raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 ½ teaspoon maple syrup
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾  teaspoon salt 
  • 1 ½ teaspoon safflower oil

Popcorn style! 

  • 1 cup of raw pumpkin seeds
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon safflower  oil