Pumpkin Seeds & Spice - How Nice!Carving a pumpkin with your family or friends? Don’t throw away the seeds. Instead, wash, dry and roast them with flavorful and brain-healthy spices. A nutrition-packed treat for all ghouls, ghosts and goblins to share.


  1. Wash and dry pumpkin seeds.
  2. Toss with small amount of olive oil to coat.
  3. Season with spice mixes.
  4. Roast in oven at 250 degrees F for about an 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Spice Mix Ideas:

  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, brown sugar
  • Turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, honey, salt & pepper
  • Chili powder, cayenne, lime zest, salt and pepper
  • Garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, oregano, salt & pepper
  • Cajun seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar
  • Dark cocoa powder, cinnamon, raw sugar
  • Orange zest, soy sauce, ginger, honey

Recipe adapted from our Health Essentials team and the Cleveland Clinic Pumpkin Seeds: 7 Ways Infographic