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Cinnamon Spice Pumpkin Seeds

These cinnamon spice pumpkin seeds are an easy, healthy snack.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 108kcal
Cost $.15 per serving


  • 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and boil a few cups of water in a small pot on the stove.
  • Remove the seeds from a medium-sized sugar pumpkin and rinse off any excess pumpkin bits. (Don’t throw away the pumpkin! Here’s a tutorial about how to roast the pumpkin to make pumpkin puree.)
  • In the small pot, simmer the seeds in gently boiling water for 10 minutes.
  • Drain the seeds and pat them dry with a clean cloth.
  • Stir the syrup and vanilla together in a small bowl. Pour over the seeds and stir to coat.
  • In another small bowl, mix together the spices. Pour them over the pumpkin seeds and stir.
  • Place the seeds in a single layer in a baking pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring every five minutes. They’re done when they’re nice and crispy, but not too brown.
  • Remove the seeds from the oven and let them cool. Store them in an airtight container.
  • If you don’t eat the seeds within a few hours, they may become chewy instead of crunchy. Just put them under the broiler for a minute or two to get them crispy again.


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg