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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: 1-2 hours

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Jadah Sellner
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Nothing welcomes the fall season like bringing pumpkins into your home. I took my daughter to the store to pick out a few pumpkins in different sizes, so we could explore and create with these seasonal fruits. First project...toasted pumpkin seeds!

How We Did It

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
First slice a fresh pumpkin in half. Make sure an adult cuts the pumpkin. Since pumpkins are tough, there will be some sawing action. My daughter had a ball watching me cut the pumpkin with all of my strength.
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Next, you want to scoop out the pumpkin guts and seeds with a spoon. Giving your child a spoon provides a great opportunity to work on those fine motor skills.
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Or if your child wants, they can scoop the seeds out with their hands-- this is the method my daughter enjoyed the most. She loved feeling the "slimy" seeds. Allowing your child to get a little messy is half the fun!
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Next, separate the pumpkin guts from the pumpkin seeds. I gave my daughter a special bowl to put the seeds into.
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Have your child pour the pumpkin seeds into a colander.
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
If you feel comfortable you can let your child rinse the seeds. My daughter happily grabbed a stool to do the important task of rinsing in the kitchen sink.
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
After your child rinses the pumpkin seeds, dry the pumpkin seeds on a linen towel to dry for a few hours.
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Once the pumpkins seeds are dry, place the seeds on a baking sheet and mix with coconut oil, cinnamon and sea salt. Spread the seeds out and bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes at 350 degrees. Enjoy this light and crispy snack!

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I make these every year with the exception that I would NEVER rinse them and I use a combination of soy sauce, butter, salt and garlic. I roast them at 250 for 2 to 4 hours or until they are completely dried though out.

posted by: Bill on 10.23.2013

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I make these every year, but I've never tried it with cinnamon, that sounds delicious!

posted by: Ryan on 10.16.2012

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