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

    21 spectacular fall recipes to get you cooking with pepitas!

  • Cherry-Apricot Granola 2 of 22

    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

    Toasted pepitas lend salty crunch to this healthy, delicious beet green and farro salad. 

    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe

    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Toasted Pepita Kale Pesto 4 of 22

    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

    Sweeten up your pepitas with this unbelievably tasty pepita brittle.

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Julie Van Rosendaal

  • Pepita, Tart Cherry and Cacao Nib Granola 6 of 22

    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

    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

    Image: Crumb Blog

  • Pumpkin Butter Honey Cake 8 of 22

    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

    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

    Make a satisfying loaf of bread from scratch with this beginner-friendly recipe for flax seed and pepita bread. 

    Rachel Cooks has the recipe

    Image: Rachel Cooks

  • Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars 11 of 22

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Make up a simple and satisfying fall salad with this easy recipe! 

    Babble Food has the recipe

    Image: Jennifer Leal

  • Pumpkin and Feta Risotto with Pepitas 17 of 22

    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

    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

    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

    Interested in trying raw foods? This scrumptious, complex pesto is a fantastic way to get started!

    Oh My Veggies has the recipe

    Image: Oh My Veggies

  • Rye Sourdough with Sunflower and Pumpkin Seed 21 of 22

    Sunflower seeds and pepitas lend distinct texture to this homemade rye sourdough bread. 

    Karen's Kitchen Stories has the recipe

    Image: Karen's Kitchen Stories

  • Salted Pepita Brittle 22 of 22

    Simple ingredients make for a knockout seasonal candy! This fall, homemade salted pepita brittle will definitely hit your sweet spot.

    Foodie with Family

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