“Chrystal, pumpkin season is over. You’re a little late for pumpkin seeds.”
Well, pumpkin season may certainly be over, meaning we can’t pick them, but making gift jars out of the pumpkin seeds from my pickings has just begun!
In my eyes, pumpkin season is NEVER over! 😉
If you’ve read some of my past pumpkin posts, you’ll know that I happily hoard the seeds for Christmas gifts. For these jars I’ll cover the lids with some cut fabric and bows and decorate with some homemade gift tags. These make great gifts and they store well in the basement.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Pumpkin seeds
- garlic infused olive oil
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Spread the pumpkin seeds on a cookie sheet.
- Drizzle olive oil over seeds.
- Sprinkle with seasoning.
- Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes.
- Store in jars with tight lids or plastic zip top bags.
Theresa Ledford says
Oh Lordy! This looks amazing! I have to do this! There are no other options! I love pumpkin seeds, as does my daughter. This will happen within the very near future. Thanks!
Best thing ever, right? Glad you like it.
I’ve never thought of this before but I’d love a jar of seeds as a gift! How creative!
We’ve been trying to stop giving “stuff” to people and save money in the process. Last year we did food gifts and they went over really well. I can’t wait to get these jars decorated for this year.
Tammy Doiel @creativekkids.com says
I’ll have to try making them this way! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned your post to the Tasty Tuesday’s Pinterest Board.
Leisa Good says
I always find that people who wouldn’t take the time to make them, will like them. I can see this as a great gift along side a box of homemade cookies too.
I can really see this as a Super Bowl Sunday treat! Yum!
My father-in-law loves them. So these are a huge hit every year. This year I decided to make a giant batch and jar them as an extra special treat for Christmas. I think he’ll be pleased.
This is brilliant. I like giving away edibles, but I can’t handle another cocoa in a mug or bottle of vanilla. Have you ever roasted seeds of the other winter squash? I’m out of pumpkins, but I eat a lot of butternut & spaghetti. I’ll have to try it out next time I’ve got one.
I have. Spaghetti squash and butternut squash. A little smaller, but with some olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper they still have the same taste. At least they do to me.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I love roasted pumpkin seeds. I just REALLY hate digging them out of the pumpkin!
Lois Alter Mark says
What a great idea! They look so pretty in the jars!
I hadn’t thought about this as a gift but you’r right they make great ones.
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
I’ve never even tried pumpkin seeds, but this looks simple enough!
Carmen Perez says
I’ve never tried pumpkin seeds either, but nowadays it seems anything you place in a mason jar makes a beautiful gift. Great idea.
Jennifer Williams says
I actually only ever tried roasted pumpkin seeds because they were a gift. Now I make my own and give some to others. I will try them how you make them, seems we all do it a bit differently.
Sarah Bailey says
I have never thought of doing roasted seeds at home – what a neat idea! x
What a great idea for a gift. Unique for sure.
How fun!! I could munch on these at work all day. I need to make me some this fall.
Tough Cookie Mommy says
I love roasted pumpkin seeds or anything with pumpkin in it for that matter. I can’t wait to make these here at home.
Liz Mays says
Those scream happy childhood memories to me. I absolutely love pumpkin seeds!
Amanda Love says
I have never tried roasting pumpkin seeds but I’m so willing to give it a try. With pumpkin season in full swing it should be pretty easy to get it done.
I have pumpkins on my porch that I had no idea what I was going to do with all those seeds. Great idea you’ve given me! Thank you.
Janell Poulette says
You are right – they probably do make great gifts but we never have any to share 🙂
I love seeds of all kinds. Maybe I’ll try to make these when we carve pumpkins.
Rena McDaniel says
I have heard of people eating these but I have never tried them for myself. Sounds pretty good though I may have to make some. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
They sure do make great gifts, so send some my way!! Seriously, I love roasted pumpkins. It’s the best part of carving a pumpkin!
Jocelyn McGaffic says
Great recipe, we will have to try it this year. Never thought of giving them as gifts!
Ann Bacciaglia says
We love roasting pumpkin seeds. A great way to add flavor is to add popcorn seasoning to your seeds.
Well that’s perfect for my ‘Fall is Here’ Pinterest board. Pinned it. 🙂
paula schuck says
My husband would LOVE these. I like pumpkin flavour anything but I can’t have seeds. But the rest of the family loves that kind of thing!
Alice Chase says
My husband loves pumpkin seeds. I bet he would love a little gift like this. We always try to gift each other little things and this would be really thoughtful.
This really would be a fun gift. Thanks for the idea!
I love pumpkin seeds. I usually eat them raw in my salads. I will give them as gifts
Melissa Vera says
Thank you for sharing this idea. What a simple and easy way to make presents affordable.
Ashley Gill says
I love to roast pumpkin seeds!!!! Doing this for sure this year!
The Chef's Wife | Anne says
These would be perfect for my son, who cannot have nuts but loves seeds!! Pinning for future reference …. thank you!
You are welcome!
I love Pumpkin too! I wouldn’t have thought of this though. Thanks for sharing.