Seasoned Pepitas and Peanuts

Brown sugar, chili powder, and Mexican oregano coat pumpkin seeds and peanuts in this easy snack recipe. Ready in just 25 minutes, this toasted recipe makes the perfect afternoon snack.

Seasoned Pepitas and Peanuts
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 cups


  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican or regular oregano, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

  • 1 cup raw peanuts or Spanish-style peanuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl combine first seven ingredients (through coriander). Spread pumpkin seeds and peanuts in a 15x10-inch baking pan. Drizzle with butter mixture; toss to coat.

  2. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring once. Cool.

To Store:

Store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 month or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

117 Calories
10g Fat
3g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 117
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 147mg 3%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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