RecipeSavory Roasted Pepitas

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 190
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Total Fat: 15 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 12
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3 g
  • Total Sugar: 1 g
    • Natural Sugar: 1 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 400 mg

You’re in for one satisfying snack! These crunchy pepitas are spicy, flavorful and packed with nutrition — 9 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, and immune-boosting zinc. Eat them plain or sprinkle them on anything and everything (I personally love them in hummus, guacamole, and trail mix). Yum!

  • Prep time
  • Total Time
This recipe makes makes 1 cup
  • 1 cup raw pepitas
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne

Preheat oven to 325°F.

In a small bowl, add pepitas with olive oil and toss with a spoon to coat. Add all seasonings and mix well. Lay out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in a single layer and roast in oven for about 10 minutes. if you’d like them a bit toastier and crunchier, remove from oven and shake the seeds around, then put back in the oven for another 2 to 4 minutes. Watch closely so they don’t burn. Let them cool and enjoy!

Nutrition provided for ¼ cup.

For a sweet treat, try my Cinnamon-Sugar Pepitas and Chocolate Sunflower-Butter Cups!