Jars of Renewal: Pumpkin Style

October 6th

Jars of Renewal: the perfect October project

Wondering what to do with all those pumpkin seeds coming out of your jack-o-lantern? May I make a suggestion, including using up a few more of those jars we’re recycling? Wash and dry the seeds {handy instructions} and then consider throwing them into a batch of granola. Pumpkin seeds are high in protein and you are keeping them out of the trash, or compost, by enjoying them toasted instead.

Jars of Renewal: the perfect October project
Jars of Renewal: the perfect October project
Jars of Renewal: the perfect October project

This is my go-to granola recipe.
I simply substituted the coconut and craisins for the pumpkin seeds and a dash of pumpkin pie spice. Voila — a fabulous snack that has my coworkers and neighbors skipping this week. {Alrighty, it may be the cooler weather we’ve been dreaming about for months and not the granola, but still. Lots of skipping, smiling, and thanking the weather Gods in Phoenix this week!}

Jars of Renewal: the perfect October project


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32 Responses

  1. I’m a sucker for all things pumpkin

    And all things in cute packaging

    Two loves satisfied in one blog post.

  2. My favorite jar to date! Can’t wait to see what else you have in store!!

  3. Hmm…I just made granola last night. Yum and easy.

    I bet yours is great!!!

  4. Great YUMMY idea!
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. beautifully presented. love the pumpkin card. delicious looking granola.
    i love roasted pumpkin seeds with a little sea salt on them.
    they get eaten up fast, warm, right out of the oven. yum.

  6. Yumma yumma!

  7. This is my favorite jar yet! I can’t wait to try it.

  8. I wrote this posts comment on your other granola post. Duh. Its early. Anyhow…

    This looks delicious! Such pretty presentation!

  9. Cute labels! It looks delicious too!

  10. Mmmm yummy! And pretty packaging too. I am sure this will cause some skipping among your coworkers and neighbors. Good food just magnifies the fun of good weather 🙂

  11. Looks yummy!

  12. I MUST try this! Perfect for the fall.

  13. Cute idea, as always. Your gronala recipe sounds tasty. Will try making some this weekend! ~D

  14. Cute packaging, yummy granola – you’re awesome!

  15. Yum! Send some my way!

  16. This may just be the year we try pumpkin seeds. 🙂

  17. Yum! I was planning to make some trail mix this week for snacking. Thank you for the timely and tasty reminder that pumpkin seeds would be a good addition.

    And, once again, I love all the “jars of renewal” inspiration. The jar shelf is overflowing!

  18. That is a GREAT gift idea!

  19. Oh this is awesome! I’m gonna totally try this granola! I love pumpkin and granola so this is right up my alley! Thanks for this post, I never know what to do with all those pumpkin seeds:)

  20. How did you know I had raw pumpkin seeds in my pantry for some reason? I had all the ingredients so I just whipped up a half batch. Smells yummy and I can’t wait to have it for breakfast.

    Thank you!

  21. Those look wonderful. And the tags are darling. I might have to borrow that idea.

    I’m using some of my jars to make a Halloween Snack Mix gift for DS’s teacher and school staffers.

  22. Thanks for the idea. Yum.

  23. Great idea, I love pumpkins seeds. I also love the cards in the pic of the day, you are so creative!

  24. That looks yummy. And you make it look so festive with those ribbons and tags and all . . .

  25. These look great!

  26. Love this…….it is so Fall!

  27. Cristina October 11, 2008

    I tried this one!! And I lovvvvvvve it! I take some to work everyday and snack on it. ;D Granola is yummy
    Thank you for the recipe!

  28. Found your blog while browsing Google. Bookmarked. Looking forward to more nutrition tips.