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Every year my son and I carve our pumpkin for Halloween and years ago I decided to keep the seeds and roast them. Last year I made a chili-lime pumpkin seed recipe and this year I decided to go with garlic. I used aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) instead of oil to coat the seeds. It worked out nicely, out came garlic-flavored seeds. I didn’t use much garlic powder since these were to be shared with my little chickpea, so they’re lightly flavored. Most of the flavor comes from the brine that I soak my seeds overnight.
Using a brine for pumpkin seeds takes some planning and time. It’s mainly inactive because the seeds will soak overnight in a brine, then dry the next day. You can check out this post for more detailed instructions on How to Brine and Roast Pumpkin Seeds. It calls for a lot of salt, but all of it won’t be soaked up by the seeds. The brine infuses flavor into the pumpkin seeds without coating them in salt. It flavors them from the inside out. This is an oil-free recipe, so the seeds don’t brown very much, but the garlic and brine add a lot of flavors.
To prevent the garlic powder from clumping, you can mix the garlic into the aquafaba first, then add it to the pumpkin seeds.
I hope you enjoy the garlic roasted pumpkin seeds recipe!
Garlic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Total Time: 24 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
- Diet: Vegan
Garlic flavor roasted pumpkin seeds from scratch, using seeds from your Halloween pumpkin.
- 2 cups of brined pumpkin seeds
- 1 tablespoon aquafaba or 2 teaspoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat the oven to 325° F (160° C).
- In a bowl mix together the pumpkin seeds, the aquafaba, and the garlic powder.
- Spread the pumpkin seeds out evenly on parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- Roast 12 minutes then stir and roast for another 10-15 minutes.
Check out my post on how to brine pumpkin seeds to infuse more flavor.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- + brining overnight:
- Cook Time: 24 minutes
- Category: Snack
- Method: oven
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: how to roast pumpkin seeds from scratch, roasted pumpkin seeds seasoning
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