During the fall season, you can make your own pumpkin seeds with your favorite seasonings the easy way with this air fryer pumpkin seeds recipe.
Prep Time15 minutesmins
Cook Time20 minutesmins
Total Time35 minutesmins
Keyword: Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds Recipe
4cupspumpkin seeds and pulp,scooped from a large pumpkin
2tablespoonsolive oil,extra virgin
1teaspoonsea salt,divided in half
Place the pumpkin seeds and pulp in a medium-sized pot and cover it with 4 cups of water. Add ½ teaspoon of the salt and bring to a boil. Let boil for 10 minutes, then drain and rinse the seeds.
Transfer the seeds to the air fryer basket and cook at 300°F for 10 minutes so the seeds can dry out. The seeds will turn from grayish to white when they’re properly dried out. This step eliminates the need to dry the pumpkin seeds out overnight.
Pour the dried-out seeds into a bowl and toss with the olive oil and remaining salt. Return the seeds to the air fryer basket, increase the temperature to 350°F and continue cooking for 10 more minutes, shaking the basket halfway through the cooking process.
Be sure to keep an eye on the seeds during the last 2 minutes of cooking to make sure they don’t burn.
Make sure you follow the instructions for your particular air fryer brand.
Boiling the pumpkin seeds makes it much easier to remove the fibrous pumpkin pulp from the seeds. You may still need to pull some pumpkin flesh from the seeds after boiling and rinsing, but the majority of it will wash away easily.
If you are making a larger quantity, you may need to roast it in batches for them to be evenly roasted.
You can also bake pumpkin seeds in the oven at 300°F.
Spread the seasoned seeds evenly in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-30 minutes or until they turn golden brown, stirring them every 10 minutes for even roasting.