Toasted Squash Seeds

by Jenn on October 12, 2009

in Dairy Free,Diabetic Friendly,Gluten Free,Snacks,Vegetarian

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One of my favorite parts about roasting delicious squash for a hearty Autumn soup is that you can you create a fantastic snack by toasting the seeds.  Do you remember toasting pumpkin seeds as a kid after carving pumpkins for Halloween?  Well it turns out pumpkins aren’t the only seeds that make tasty snacks.  Pretty much any squash can be used for toasting tasty seeds – these particular seeds happen to be from the buttercup squash, but I have also used acorn squash seeds – in fact, toasted acorn squash seeds are my absolute favorite!  So next time you are making a festive meal with some fresh squash, don’t forget about this delicious snack to make also!

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren October 12, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Ooo – Yum! These look amazing. I love pumpkin seeds, but always forget about them – Thanks so much for reminding me =D.

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Stephanie Quilao October 12, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Beautiful pictures! Toasted seeds are one of my favorite snacks. Healthier too when you make them at home. I also like to experiment with different seasonings.

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gfe--gluten free easily October 13, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Yes, the seeds are always so tasty and full of the good stuff, too. :-) As soon as I find some squash, pumpkins, etc. I’ll toast them. ;-)

Shirley

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Jill October 16, 2009 at 10:25 pm

Yum, I love toasted squash seeds. You don’t have to let them dry first though, they are ready to roast immediately.

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erin October 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm

I agree Jill, I have never had the patience to let them dry overnight, and immediate roasting produces deliciousness!

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Jenn October 15, 2012 at 9:07 am

Oh that’s great to know! Makes it much easier that way :)

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Wendy A October 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm

How long will the dried seeds keep? I have some from last year that I don’t know if I should roast or not.

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Jenn October 16, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Hmm I’m not sure… I’ve never had seeds hang out in my pantry that long….

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Aurora January 19, 2013 at 11:58 pm

My seeds immediately popped and were slightly burned before the first 5 minutes was up. I think 400 is way too high! Did you actually make some at this suggested temperature and time?
Mine had dried for 2 days on the counter, so perhaps the dryness did not help.
Looks like other recipes call for 275degrees, and take them out when one pops. Bummer.

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Jenn January 20, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Hmm, I’m guessing it was because of how dried your seeds were, sorry it didn’t work out!

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Sonia December 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Can buttercup seeds be dehyrated in a dehydrator?

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Jenn December 10, 2013 at 11:29 pm

You know, I’m really not sure. If you try it, I’d love to know how they came out!

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