Cinnamon and Ginger Caramelized Pumpkin Seeds


Don't throw away your seeds after carving a pumpkin! After making this recipe, you'll want to buy pumpkins just for the seeds. These sweet and savory seeds are guaranteed to please.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
2 cups


  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, divided

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar, divided

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 cups pumpkin seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  2. Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon brown sugar together in a bowl; add cinnamon, ginger, and salt and mix well. Stir pumpkin seeds into butter mixture until evenly coated. Spread seeds in an even layer onto the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes; check seeds and continue baking for 10 minutes more.

  4. Mix the remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons butter together in a bowl and stir onto the pumpkin seeds.

  5. Continue baking seeds until toasted and fragrant, about 10 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

Check them in the oven often! Since there's sugar, they're more likely to burn than other recipes for roasted pumpkin seeds. Also, this works best if you leave the seeds out to dry overnight.

If there's sugar left on the bottom of the pan that isn't sticking, add another 1/2 tablespoon butter and stir again.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

233 Calories
19g Fat
11g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 233
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 48mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 289mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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