Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds


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

close up view of roasted Pumpkin Seeds in a white bowl
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr


  • 1 ¾ cups pumpkin seeds

  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Place pumpkin seeds in a colander and rinse well.

  2. Cover a plate with two paper towels. Spread pumpkin seeds over top and cover with two more paper towels. Gently press to remove most of the water. Let sit until thoroughly dried, at least 15 minutes.

  3. Preheat an air fryer to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  4. Transfer dried seeds to a medium bowl. Add avocado oil, paprika, and salt and mix until seeds are well coated. Transfer to the air fryer basket.

  5. Cook in the preheated air fryer 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.


You can use olive oil instead of avocado oil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

234 Calories
20g Fat
7g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 234
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Sodium 395mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 333mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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