These air-fried pumpkin seeds are wonderfully crunchy with just a hint of smoky flavor. Best served cold.

Bren
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place pumpkin seeds in a small colander and rinse well.

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  • Lay 2 sheets of paper towels on a plate. Place pumpkin seeds on the towels and cover with 2 more paper towels. Press down to remove most of the water. Let dry for a minimum of 15 minutes.

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  • Transfer seeds to a medium bowl. Add avocado oil, paprika, and salt. Use a medium spoon to mix. Place the seeds in the air fryer basket and cook for 35 minutes, shaking the basket frequently. Watch carefully during the last 5 minutes; the pumpkin seeds can go from perfectly cooked to burned very quickly.

Cook's Note:

Olive oil may be substituted for avocado oil.

Nutrition Facts

233.5 calories; 9.9 g protein; 7.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 394.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2019
I skipped step 1 & 2 I don't think it was necessary. I did find the pumpkin seeds a bit on the salty side. Next time I will cut the salt back to 1/2 tsp. I had to line my air fryer basket with parchment paper to prevent the seeds from falling out. Other than that it was quick and easy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2019
I skipped step 1 & 2 I don't think it was necessary. I did find the pumpkin seeds a bit on the salty side. Next time I will cut the salt back to 1/2 tsp. I had to line my air fryer basket with parchment paper to prevent the seeds from falling out. Other than that it was quick and easy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2019
I skipped step 1 & 2 I don't think it was necessary. I did find the pumpkin seeds a bit on the salty side. Next time I will cut the salt back to 1/2 tsp. I had to line my air fryer basket with parchment paper to prevent the seeds from falling out. Other than that it was quick and easy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2020
This is a great way to cook pumpkin seeds. I doubt I’ll ever cook them in the oven again. They cook evenly with just a shake or two. However, the temperature here was a bit high for my air fryer. But turning it down a few degrees helped cook without burning. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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