Whether you stock up on pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, from the bulk bins or you roasted that big pile of seeds from this year's pumpkin, I think we can all agree that they're totally irresistible. But snacking on these earthy, nutty-tasting seeds is just one of so many ways to gobble them up. From granola to salads, here are 12 delicious ways to eat pumpkin seeds.
Granola, Oats, and Bread
Granola, oatmeal, and all types of bread are such a smart ways to use up a bunch of pumpkin seeds. Even if a recipe doesn't call for them specifically, you can always use them as a substitute for sunflower seeds or any type of nuts.
- "Second Chakra" Granola
- Savory Bacon-Rosemary Granola
- Baked Oatmeal Cups
- Gluten-Free Granola Toasting Bread
Sweet and Savory Snacks
Pumpkin seeds are always a good snack for weekend adventures or when the mid-afternoon munchies roll around, but eating them by the handful is just the beginning. You can also use these crunchy seeds to bulk up trail mix and add a little something extra to energy bars.
- Smoked Almond Snack Bars
- Cakey, Oaty Energy Bars Packed with Fruits & Seeds
- Deluxe Tropical Trail Mix
Soups, Salads, and Casseroles
Crunchy, toasted pumpkin seeds are one of my favorite ways to give salads, slaws, and a plain bowl of creamy soup a little extra oomph. Not only do they make for a pretty topping, but the added crunch is also always a nice touch. And the same goes for topping off any dinner casserole.