Simple Roasted Pepitas

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Did you know that eating something salty can curb a sweet tooth?  I swear it works.  I keep roasted pepitas on hand all the time for that very reason. If you don’t know what pepitas are, they are the inside part of a pumpkin seed.  Roasted pepitas have such great flavor.  Pepitas are also a great source of magnesium and omega 3 fatty acid.  When made in this fashion, they can be quite addicting.  My kids love them as well.

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Roasted pepitas are also a great snack option for those that have nut allergies.  Kind of like my Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas and my Nut Free Snack Bars.

Simple Roasted Pepitas

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Simple Roasted Pepitas

A healthy option when you need a snack!



  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a bowl, mix the pepitas and oil.
  • Stir well until the oil has coated all the pepitas.
  • Once the pepitas are coated, stir in the salt.
  • Spread the pepitas onto a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for about 10-15 minutes, shaking them pepitas about half way through.
  • Store in a glass jar on the counter top or in the pantry.
  • They should last a week or two. Maybe more? They never last long here!

6 thoughts on “Simple Roasted Pepitas

  1. I have some of these just sitting in my pantry waiting for this recipe :)
    Do you think it would work with coconut oil or would olive oil be better?

    1. It should work with coconut oil as well. I just like the taste of olive oil with the pepitas, but I have done it both ways.

  2. I have a question, you linked the pumpkin seed kernels that I assume you use and after reading the amazon reviews for them there are many concerns about those seeds, what do you think of them? Did your packages come in a clear bag with no markings, etc.??

    1. I usually buy Bob’s Red Mill. I guess I linked the wrong one by accident. Thanks for telling me. It’s been corrected.

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