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Roasted pumpkin seeds

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Spicy roasted pumpkins seeds are one of the great snacks, and they’re really easy to make. They also go well sprinkle on soups, salads and even select desserts.


  • 1½ cups raw, fresh pumpkin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt, plus additional for soaking
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin


  1. Remove seeds from pumpkin and wash off leftover flesh. Or buy raw pumpkin seeds.
  2. Soak pumpkin seeds in warm water with salt for 8 hours at room temperature.
  3. Remove the pumpkin seeds from water and let dry on a baking sheet at room temperature for 8 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and toss to combine.
  6. Spread the seasoned seeds on a baking sheet, bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown, tossing every 10 minutes.
  7. If needed, increase the temperature to 400 F for additional time until browned. Watch carefully for burning.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Category: Snacks, Toppings
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup (35g)
  • Calories: 159
  • Sugar: 0.3g
  • Sodium: 198mg
  • Fat: 14.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10.8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.5g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Protein: 6.7g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg