How to Dry and Roast Your Pumpkin Seeds.

by Meg Murphy

How to dry your seeds quickly! Then how to roast them.


  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Hair dryer
  • Baking pan
  • Foil
  • Oil(olive, vegetable,coconut.. Whatever!)
  • Salt
  • Any other desired seasonings
  • Container for your seeds
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    First I will show you how to dry your pumpkin seeds fast, as I have noticed that dryer ones bake MUCH better. First, carve your pumpkin! We did a vampire, a ninja turtle, and Zelda's Triforce symbol.

    Step 2

    Using a strainer, wash your seeds thoroughly and remove all the slimy Pumpkin bits from them the best you can. When they are clean enough, place all your seeds in a deep bowl.

    Step 3

    This is a trick I tried out last year and works great and very quickly. Use your hair dryer on low heat to dry the seeds out! You need a deep bowl because the air may blow your seeds around a bit.

    Step 4

    Preheat your oven to 300 degrees and then get your choice of oil out. I'm adding just a tablespoon of coconut oil. I've been a freak about using this stuff lately. Mix until all seeds are coated.

    Step 5

    After that, pour your seeds into a foiled baking pan. I slightly shake the pan back and forth to spread them out and pretty evenly.

    Step 6

    Next, add your salt. This time I'm just going to use a little bit of garlic salt. I just shake a little over the top, stir the seeds up and add a little more over the top. Spread out evenly again.

    Step 7

    Roasting time! I worry about burning them so I constantly check them every 5 minutes, tasting them to see if I need to add more salt while baking. I normally bake them for 30-40 mins at 300 degrees.

    Step 8

    I bought this cute Halloween tin at Walmart for less than $2. Perfect place to store your seeds!

    Step 9