Roasted Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds


I love high protein, wholesome, healthy snacks on the go and this roasted seed mix is perfect for me. They are incredibly healthy and filling too and this recipe doesn’t take long at all!

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So this is my super seed mix. I bake the seeds, needing no oil as they cook in their own, adding a little salt and eat them as a snack (yummy with wine), scatter them on salads or coconut yogurt for breakfast and what’s more, you can add anything you like or create your own mix from all kinds of seeds and nuts.

You can season with chilli flakes, paprika, cinnamon, honey (maybe not all at the same time but that could work) so go experiment-and sometimes in the last 5 minutes of cooking, I add some white sesame seeds to offer a little sweetness. Delicious.

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Recipe (so, so simple)…


200g raw pumpkin seeds
200g raw sunflower seeds
pinch of salt


Simply scatter on a lightly greased baking tray, grind a little salt and bake at 180°C for 15 minutes until golden brown. Serve over yoghurt, in salads or eat as a snack.

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Let me know if you make them, won’t you!



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48 Responses

  1. Sarah King

    Hi Vicki, I too am addicted to toasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds. However, I really like your suggestion of flavouring them with chilli flakes and/or spices. I’ll have to try that.

    I also toast my seeds on the hob in a small ceramic frying pan so I can give them a regular shake and keep an eye on the colour. I like my seeds toasted to quite a dark colour.

    I treat myself to what I call my ‘luxury’ breakfast most days, which consists of: 80g frozen blueberries (nuked for 1 min) topped with a sliced banana, 100g of thick Greek yogurt, a teaspoon of real local honey (I was so lucky to find a couple who have their own beehives and sell their excess honey. So much more delicious than the blended honey in supermarkets) and as the grand finale, top with a teaspoon of toasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds. When I mix it all together in my bowl the colours are amazing. 🙂

  2. Emma

    Delicious! I added a few chilli flakes and sprinkled the mix on top of a pumpkin soup one freezing night last week. A great autumnal warmer!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Alice V

    Such an easy and great snack. I like roasting my own pumpkin seeds this time of year too and sometimes I get fancy with a little cinnamon or other spices to liven the flavor up a bit.

  4. jodie filogomo

    This is such a great snack, Vicki!! Easy, and nutritious…that’s my motto!!

  5. jenny paulin

    oooooh this is a bit healthy!! i did try to roast the pumpkin seeds from my pumpkin last year but they did not turn out as i had hoped!! x

    • honestmum

      @Sam haha, ooh I’m a low-carber most of the time but I need my treats and carbs too! All about moderation, even moderation. Now show me your carbs on carbs x

  6. Hannah Parker

    I did this very thing last night and scattered over some yoghurt for dessert! But on the hob instead of the oven. I much prefer doing things in the oven as you can put the timer on and leave them to it…seems much safer than the hob with a little one around!

  7. Corina

    I love roasted seeds – I often add a bit of paprika or curry powder when I do them. Really good sprinkled on salads.

  8. mascara and mud

    …not sure why we always wait until halloween as they are soo tasty, but we do something similar with the pumpkin seeds then. Last year, my husband roasted them in chilli and garlic – absolutely delish!

  9. Amy

    I’m going to pop some seeds into my shopping trolley tomorrow and try this! Wonderful, healthy snack idea. I linked up, thanks for hosting the linky. Amy x

  10. Mel

    I love seeds, too! So funny that you should call Alexander Gwynnie. You made me laugh (once again). Gosh you must be the life and soul of a party, Vicki! x

    • Ravi Kumar Sharma

      I usually take pumpkin seed powder along with almond cashew nut and pinch and cinnamon powder
      Each one spoon in hot milk in the morning and sleeping time I don’t know whether it’s right way to take Or not


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