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Sweet Cinnamon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Almonds


Whether you’re carving a pumpkin into a Jack-o-lantern to celebrate Halloween, or you’re cutting up that pumpkin to use in yummy, fall recipes, chances are you’ll have a ton of pumpkin seeds left over.  Sweet Cinnamon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Almonds are the perfect way to enjoy them as a snack!

My daughter wanted to save the seeds to plant in the spring.  She has a long term goal of running a pumpkin patch in our backyard, creating a sustainable pumpkin selling business that could pay her way through college.  I was able to save some from her stash however, and this recipe was born!

These roasted pumpkin seeds are sweet and taste like fall, and have the added crunch and all-round yumminess of almonds added in.  If you prefer, you can substitute butter for the olive oil.

Sweet Cinnamon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Almonds

Sweet Cinnamon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Almonds


  • 2 cups raw pumpkin seeds (about one large pumpkin's worth)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 300F
  2. Rinse the pumpkin seeds and remove any pumpkin pulp.
  3. Boil seeds in water for 10 minutes. Drain.
  4. Add cinnamon, olive oil, brown sugar and almonds to pumpkin seeds, and stir until thoroughly combined.
  5. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until brown and slightly crispy, stirring every 20 minutes or so.
  6. Let cool slightly and enjoy!


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Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!


  1. Sophie O'Reilly

    I have heard a lot about roasting Pumpkin seeds after carving a pumpkin but have never actually tried them, must give it a go.

  2. rochkirstin

    Mmmmm I can almost taste the sweet cinnamon roasted pumpkin seeds with almonds with the description and picture in this post. It’s been quite a while since I had pumpkin seeds as a snack.

  3. Alli

    I should have saved those pumpkin seeds! These look so good. I may need to grab another pumpkin just so I can make these. So yummy looking!
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  4. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    I love pumpkin seeds, and this sounds like such a fabulous way to add some more flavor to them! I will be trying this recipe for sure!
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  5. James

    Pumpkin seeds are like crack to me. Ever since my first bite I’ve been hooked! I have had them just about every way except yours and they look delicious! I can’t wait to try it. I’m all about the brown sugar! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Cassie

    I really need to try this! We have always loved sunflower seeds in our house, but we’ve never thought about roasting pumpkin seeds.
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  7. Cara (@StylishGeek)

    Oh yummy! You know my home will be filled with pumpkins with the Halloween festivities…so what a great way to use up the pumpkin seeds with your recipe! Thanks for sharing!
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  8. Leelo R

    I’ve never eaten roasted pumpkin seeds, but these with almonds sound like something I should try. Thanks for the recipe!
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  9. Jaime Nicole

    I had never considered adding cinnamon to the seeds. Our kids are happy without any enhancements, but I think I might be able to enjoy it more if I added cinnamon to the process.
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  10. Mar

    Oh this looks so good! I be the salty and sweet is fantastic!
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  11. Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey

    I’ve had pumpkin seeds but just plain salty. Now adding some flavors would really make it more tasty! I can’t wait to try this.
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  12. Rebecca Swenor

    When we carve the pumpkins, we always bake the pumpkin seeds. I will have to try this recipe this year because the kids will love these and I will too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  13. Michele D

    I bet this smells heavenly as it’s baking. My husband loves roasted pumpkin seeds so I gotta make this recipe for him.

  14. Vera Sweeney

    These pumpkin seeds sound amazing!! I never have added cinnamon to my pumpkin seeds before.
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  15. Chantal

    I would have never thought to use brown sugar and cinnamon on pumpkin seeds but it sounds amazing! I will be trying this for sure! Pinning 🙂

  16. Kayla

    I love pumpkin seeds and cinnamon. Never thought of putting the two together! Thanks for the inspo xx

  17. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    Pumpkin Seeds is one of the best snacks when watching a movie. I never thought of seasoning it with cinnamon!
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  18. Alanna

    This sounds so delicious! My mom used to roast pumpkin seeds for me as a kid, but never seasoned them like this. These sound desert-like!
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