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The seeds are always an added bonus of carving a pumpkin, like the hidden prize at the bottom of the cereal box. Plus you get the nutty, comforting aroma wafting from the oven as they roast to crunchy perfection.

The process hasn't changed since you were a kid: scoop seeds, dry them, bake until crispy. But if you want some step-by-step photos just to be safe, here's our seed-roasting guide.

The basic recipe just involves some sea salt and olive oil but it's always fun to pull out the spice rack to make a flavored batch. Here are five recipes:

Ginger Orange Zest Roasted Pumpkin Seeds »
Cheesy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds »
Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds »
Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds »
Candied Espresso And Brown Sugar Seeds »

How do you like your roasted seeds?

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