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21 Creative Pepita Recipes for Fall

Pumpkin seeds are a classic fall snack and a perfect way to enjoy your pumpkin carving leftovers. But raw hulled pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, can be a great addition to all kinds of dishes year round. Whether they’re adding salty crunch to seasonal salads, a pop of nuttiness to homemade granola, or sitting atop a fall cake, pepitas can bring big flavor!

And these healthy little seeds also add a nutrient boost. High in Vitamin K, important minerals, and Omega-6 fatty acids, pepitas pack in a lot of nutrition. Is your interest piqued? Gear up for fall cooking and head below for 21 crunchy, sweet, and savory pepita recipes!

  • Get Creative! 21 Fall-Perfect Pepita Recipes 1 of 22
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    21 spectacular fall recipes to get you cooking with pepitas!

  • Cherry-Apricot Granola 2 of 22
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    Dried fruit is a wonderful way to add fresh flavor in the colder months, and this multi-layered, tasty granola makes the most of bright cherries and apricots.

    Crumb Blog has the recipe

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  • Faro with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Beet Greens, and Pepitas 3 of 22
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    Toasted pepitas lend salty crunch to this healthy, delicious beet green and farro salad. 

    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe

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  • Toasted Pepita Kale Pesto 4 of 22
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    A quick toast brings out lots of flavor in this healthy kale and toasted pepita pesto. 

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Pepita Brittle 5 of 22
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    Sweeten up your pepitas with this unbelievably tasty pepita brittle.

    Babble Food has the recipe

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  • Pepita, Tart Cherry and Cacao Nib Granola 6 of 22
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    This homemade granola recipe really layers on the flavor with tart cherries, bitter and chocolaty cacao nibs, and crunchy toasted pepitas.

    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe

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  • Shredded Kale and Orange Salad with Pepitas 7 of 22
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    Feeling stuck with the same old greens? Add a fresh twist with orange slices and crunchy pepitas! Kale salad just got amazing.

    Crumb Blog has the recipe

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  • Pumpkin Butter Honey Cake 8 of 22
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    Need a fall-perfect cake recipe? Look no further than this amazing pepita-topped pumpkin butter honey cake!

    Nutmeg Nanny has the recipe

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  • Nutty Pepita Granola 9 of 22
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    Hazelnuts, almonds, and pepitas make for a memorable, hearty granola. 

    Savvy Eats has the recipe

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  • Flax Seed and Pepita Bread 10 of 22
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    Make a satisfying loaf of bread from scratch with this beginner-friendly recipe for flax seed and pepita bread. 

    Rachel Cooks has the recipe

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  • Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars 11 of 22
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    Crispy, chewy, and with a touch of molasses, these spice bars are just right for busy mornings. 

    Alida's Kitchen has the recipe

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  • Toasted Coconut Granola 12 of 22
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    This toasted coconut and pepita granola has rich, nutty flavors and a satisfying crunch. 

    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe

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  • Cherry Pretzel Energy Bars 13 of 22
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    Salty, sweet, and crunchy, these incredibly flavorful energy bars are a fantastic midday snack!

    Savvy Eats has the recipe

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  • Pumpkin Pie Pots de Creme 14 of 22
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    Pepitas make for a crunchy sweet add-on to these decadent pumpkin pie pots de creme.

    Noble Pig has the recipe

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  • Autumn Harvest Breakfast Cookies 15 of 22
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    Cookies for breakfast! You bet. These healthy cookies are brimming with great ingredients like apple butter, oats, carrot, raisins, pepitas, and coconut. 

    Healthy. Delicious. has the recipe

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  • Pumpkin Seed, Cranberry, and Feta Salad 16 of 22
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    Make up a simple and satisfying fall salad with this easy recipe! 

    Babble Food has the recipe

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  • Pumpkin and Feta Risotto with Pepitas 17 of 22
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    Hearty risotto is perfect for those chilly fall nights, and this recipe captures the best of fall flavors perfectly with pumpkin and pepitas!

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Stacie Billis

  • Rainbow Carrot Salad with Toasted Pepitas 18 of 22
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    Add a little fall color to your salad with rainbow carrots! Toss with delicate greens, pepitas, and a light vinaigrette for a knockout side!

    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe

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  • Sweet and Spicy Pepitas 19 of 22
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    These salty sweet oven-toasted pepitas are downright addictive!

    Alida's Kitchen has the recipe

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  • Pumpkin Seed Pesto Recipe 20 of 22
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    Interested in trying raw foods? This scrumptious, complex pesto is a fantastic way to get started!

    Oh My Veggies has the recipe

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  • Rye Sourdough with Sunflower and Pumpkin Seed 21 of 22
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    Sunflower seeds and pepitas lend distinct texture to this homemade rye sourdough bread. 

    Karen's Kitchen Stories has the recipe

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  • Salted Pepita Brittle 22 of 22
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    Simple ingredients make for a knockout seasonal candy! This fall, homemade salted pepita brittle will definitely hit your sweet spot.

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