17 Sweet + Savory Fall Pumpkin Seed Recipes
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17 Sweet + Savory Fall Pumpkin Seed Recipes

Even if you aren’t scooping them out of a soon-to-be jack-o’-lantern yourself, these pumpkin seed recipes will have you in the fall spirit in no time. They range from the traditional roasted flavors to more inventive creations—pumpkin seed almond butter anyone? Browse the recipes, and be sure to tell us your favorite in the comments!

1. Granola  One of the easiest ways to add pumpkin seeds to your diet is by mixing it in to your favorite granola recipe. Don’t have one? Try this dried fruit and nut version. (via Los Angeles Times)

2. Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Three Ways: If you’re setting out pumpkin seeds as a snack at a party try this trio of recipes, which includes sweet and spicy, curried, and black tea and butter pumpkin seeds. Yum! (via 101 Cookbooks)

3. Spiced Pumpkin Seed Brittle: You’ve had peanut brittle, and maybe even pistachio brittle, but this pumpkin seed brittle is going to be your new favorite. (via Etsy)

4. Pumpkin Seed Pesto: Swap out the pine nuts in your normal pesto recipe for pumpkin seeds. You’ll love the results, trust us. (via Whole Foods)

5. Pumpkin Seed Rice Pudding: Whether you make your own rice pudding or spoon this topping over a store-bought version, you’ll love this unexpected dessert. (via Food Network)

6. Roasted Almond-Pumpkin Seed Butter: If you’ve been making your own almond butter (or even if you haven’t) it’s time to take it up a level by adding in pumpkin seeds. (via Natural Noshing)

7. Chili Lime Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: Be forewarned, these guys are spicy thanks to the cayenne pepper, but the fresh lime juice balances everything out. (via The Austin Gastronomist)

8. Breakfast Muffins: The pumpkin seeds are the perfect addition to this banana based muffin. It sounds like an odd combination, but it works. (via BBC Good Food)

9. Italian Style Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: The star flavor here is the rosemary. You can’t go wrong with these savory pumpkin seeds. (via What’s Cookin’)

10. Pumpkin Seed Power Bars: Looking for a tasty gluten-free snack? Try these homemade pumpkin seed power bars. They are packed with delicious, good-for-you ingredients. (via Lexie’s Kitchen)

11. Cinnamon Maple Pumpkin Seeds: These seeds get all their sweetness from maple syrup. We’re betting this recipe tastes just like fall. (via Pidge’s Pantry)

12. Roasted Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup with Pumpkin Seeds: This trio of fall flavors is the perfect (healthy) comfort food. Make up a big batch on a Sunday for an early dinner. (via Huffington Post)

13. Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Seeds: Another take on the sweet and salty idea, we’re hooked on chocolate covered pumpkin seeds. It’s a delicious, unexpected treat. (via The Diva Dish)

14. Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and Cranberries: This simple snack is a great treat for that afternoon slump. It’s healthier than the vending machine, but still sweet from the dried cranberries. (via Taste Space)

15. Honey Sriracha Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: The combination of honey and sriracha in this recipe is perfect. The honey mellows, but doesn’t wipe out the spice. Can’t get enough sriracha? We have 22 additional recipes to satisfy your craving. (via Soup Addict)

16. Pumpkin Seed Guacamole: If you want to go fancy with your guacamole, add in jalapeños, cilantro, and pumpkin seeds. (via Lunch Box Bunch)

17. Salted Caramel Pumpkins Seeds: We definitely saved the best for last on this one. We can’t say no to salted caramel anything. (via The Comfort of Cooking)

What’s your favorite way to enjoy pumpkin seeds? Tell us in the comments!