Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds: No Soaking Needed

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Air fryer pumpkin seeds are a quick way to roast those extra seeds leftover when carving pumpkins. Top them with a fall inspired seasoning for everyone.

Air fryer pumpkin seeds

Do you normally throw the pumpkin seeds away after carving a pumpkin?

Well, don’t be so quick to toss them aside, because with the help of an air fryer, you can transform those simple pumpkin seeds into a delicious and nutritious snack!

Imagine the aroma of roasted pumpkin seeds wafting through your kitchen, the satisfying crunch as you take your first bite, and the nutritional benefits packed inside each seed. By incorporating our carefully crafted tips and tricks, you’ll be able to elevate this humble snack from mundane to extraordinary.

Whether you prefer the classic salted version or want to experiment with unique flavor combinationI have created for you. I will show you how to make simple but delicious air fryer pumpkin seeds, let’s get started.

How To Make Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients needed

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Oil
  • Seasoning mix (listed below)

How many pumpkins will I need for the recipe

You will only need one pumpkin. It can be a small one that you find at your local grocery store. Most pumpkins have quite a few seeds inside. See below for instructions on how to clean the seeds.

Air fryer pumpkin seeds

Making the air fryer pumpkin seeds

  1. After you have cleaned the pumpkin seeds and allowed them to dry a little, preheat the air fryer to 360F.
  2. Oil the pumpkin seeds then add them into the air fryer basket. Air fry the seeds for 10 minutes and remove then shake the air fryer basket at the 5 minute mark.
  3. At this point, if you are using my seasoning or only salt you want to remove the seeds. Add oil then toss them in the seasoning and replace in the air fryer for 5 minutes to finish cooking the seeds.
  4. Lastly, allow the seeds to cool a bit then snack and enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to clean the pumpkin seeds?

When you remove the seeds they will be full of pumpkin and slimy. Washing them in hot water is enough. Grab yourself a strainer and run some hot water in the sink and rinse them. While rinsing you’ll need to remove the string pieces.

You do not have to make them perfect. To add, they will always be sticky until you cook them. For this reason do not dry them on paper towel because they will stick.

I do not think you have to allow them to dry because during my testing of the recipe I had several batches. This is how I found out not to add them to paper towel. But, the ones that still were wet performed the same as the ones that dry completely.

Do I need to soak the pumpkin seeds?

There are different opinions all over the internet but I did not notice a difference when I was testing out the batches in this air fryer pumpkin seeds recipe. It doesn’t hurt to soak or boil the pumpkin seeds if that is what you want to do.

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Air fryer pumpkin seeds

Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds

Air fryer pumpkin seeds are a quick way to roast those extra seeds leftover when carving pumpkins. Top them with a fall inspired seasoning for everyone.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 3 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Fall Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • After you have cleaned the pumpkin seeds and allowed them to dry a little, preheat the air fryer to 360℉.
  • Oil the pumpkin seeds then add them into the air fryer basket. Air fry the seeds for 10 minutes and remove then shake the air fryer basket at the 5 minute mark.
  • At this point, if you are using my seasoning or only salt you want to remove the seeds. Add oil then toss them in the seasoning and replace in the air fryer for 5 minutes to finish cooking the seeds.
  • Lastly, allow the seeds to cool a bit then snack and enjoy!
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