Our 10 Best Pumpkin Seed Recipes Make Perfect Autumn Snacks

Once you've finished carving the pumpkins and baking the pies, what do you do next? Make pumpkin seeds, of course! Crunchy, toasty pumpkin seeds are the perfect easy and healthy snack for the fall months. And whether you like your seeds sweet or savory, Allrecipes has dozens of options. So while you were gutting your pumpkin, we rounded up our best pumpkin seed recipes that you'll love this fall. Scroll through to take a look.

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Savory Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Savory Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Alberta Rose

These simple, savory pumpkin seeds are coated in butter, salt, and Worcestershire sauce. "EXCELLENT!! I am usually not a seed eater it is something we just do for fun with the kids... but I LOVE THESE!! SUPER GOOD! TURNED OUT GOLDEN BROWN and GREAT!! LOTS OF FLAVOR TOO," says home cook michigancooking.

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Cinnamon Toast Pumpkin Seeds

Cinnamon Toast Pumpkin Seeds in a white dish

Just like the cereal of the same name, these pumpkin seeds are coated in a sweet cinnamon-sugar mixture. "GREAT RECIPE!! The first time is the charm with this one. It's easy to follow and hard to mess up. Best seeds I've had yet," says reviewer Cody Morton.

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Caramelized Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Caramelized Spicy Pumpkin Seeds in a white bowl next to a whole pumpkin

These seeds are coated with white sugar, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne pepper for a sweet and spicy flavor combo. Some reviewers like to use brown sugar to caramelize the seeds for more flavor as well as add nutmeg to the spice mixture.

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Spiced Maple Pumpkin Seeds

spiced maple pumpkin seeds
Ezura Fanning

These seeds are covered with butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple syrup for a sweet treat. "I didn't change anything. I loved them. My husband isn't a big pumpkin seed person like I am, and he was eating them," says home cook Ann.

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Drunken Pumpkin Seeds

Drunken Pumpkin Seeds
Jay Dub

Whiskey is the key to giving these pumpkin seeds a smokey, yet sweet flavor when combined with the dark brown sugar and bacon drippings. "Oh my gosh! This was perfect exactly how it was written! I made a batch and it was demolished as soon as they came out of the oven," says reviewer shinemamma.

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Mexican-Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Mexican Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
Mike Silas

These spicy seeds are coated with salt, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and oregano for a snack with a kick. Recipe creator Kristin Cragg says you can simply eyeball all the spices and use as much or as little as you would like.

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Buffalo and Ranch Pumpkin Seeds

Buffalo and Ranch Pumpkin Seeds
Soup Loving Nicole

If you love Buffalo wings dipped in ranch, you'll want to try these pumpkin seeds that produce the same flavor. The seeds are smothered in Buffalo wing sauce, ranch dressing mix, lemon pepper, and salt for a treat with a spicy kick.

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Maryland Pumpkin Seeds

Maryland pumpkin seeds

Old Bay seasoning isn't only good on seafood — try it on pumpkin seeds for a tasty snack. "Delish!! My new favorite. I did use a little olive oil instead of the cooking spray because I thought the seasoning would stick better," says home cook Michele Z.

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Sweet Curry Pumpkin Seeds

Sweet Curry Pumpkin Seeds
Tammy Lynn

"The end result I got to was really good. I cooked for a total of 45 minutes to get as crispy as I wanted. I added some salt with the mixture, and the cinnamon and curry flavor combo is fantastic" says Allrecipes Allstar Tammy Lynn.

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

top-down view of pumpkin seeds in a black bowl

These simple Roasted Pumpkin seeds are flavored with butter and a little bit of salt for a classic take on the snack. "This is by far the best roasted pumpkin seed recipe. My kids loved them — they want to buy another pumpkin just for the seeds," says reviewer TALK2KIM.

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