Maple Roast Pumpkin Seeds from WeeliciousPin

Whenever I make snacks for Kenya’s and Chloe’s classes I endeavor to come up with something different than the usual suspects. This doesn’t mean I have hours to cook up elaborate dishes for a huge group of kids. Far from it. Whatever I’m preparing needs to be simple, quick and healthy. Every time I make these Maple Roast Pumpkin Seeds I am reminded that they are one of my kids’ favorite treats, and that makes me extra happy since they are super easy to make and give my little ones a boost of vegetarian protein.

All you need to do is toss the pepitas (pumpkin seeds) with a touch of olive oil and maple syrup and pop them in the oven. In ten minutes you have a fall treat that’s as tasty as an afternoon snack as it is packed in a lunch box!

Maple Roast Pumpkin Seeds from WeeliciousPin

Maple Roast Pumpkin Seeds

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Servings: 1
Author: Catherine McCord
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 Cups Pumpkin Seeds (also known as pepitas)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the pumpkin seeds, olive oil and maple syrup in a bowl and stir to coat.
  • Spread the seeds out on a baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Stir the seeds and cook another 10-15 minutes or until golden and crispy (make sure to keep an eye on them in the last few minutes of cooking so they don’t burn).
  • Cool and serve.


Sodium: 5mg | Sugar: 7g | Fiber: 4g | Calories: 440kcal | Fat: 37g | Protein: 21g | Carbohydrates: 14g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. Hi!

    What’s your thought on subbing coconut oil for the olive oil?

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  3. I made these using the Maple/Agave blend syrup from Trader Joe’s. They were delicious and it was so easy… thank you!

  4. Catherine, what brand/type of olive oil would you use in this? The Trader Joe’s Spanish olive oil that I have has a strong flavor, probably too strong for this. I love you recipes!

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