Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds

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Delicious and perfectly crispy air fryer pumpkin seeds. Just like roasted pumpkin seeds but without all the calories and easy to mix and match with favourite seasonings.

These air fried pumpkin seeds are perfect over soup, as a snack, in pumpkin muffins or for loading into your kids school lunch box.

air fryer pumpkin seeds recipe
Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Air Fry Pumpkin Seeds

Tis the season for pumpkin.

I often get asked what my favourite foodie season is, and I always say fall. I love the apples, the butternut squash, the pumpkin, and the fact its cold enough to get excited over winter root vegetables.

Yes, I am talking about carrots, I am talking about swede, and I am most certainly talking about sweet potatoes.

But the food you will see the most in the Milner house in the autumn is the pumpkin and the spaghetti squash.  

The hubby HATES pumpkin (well unless I make a cheese sauce with it) and will roll his eyes when he sees me buying way too many pumpkins and then expecting him to peel and dice them for me.

But he loves me, so he does and then wonders if I am going to use it all and how far I can stretch the pumpkin this time.

So, to prove I don’t waste any of the pumpkin my lovely hubby peels for me, I wanted to share with you the art of air frying pumpkin seeds.

The forgotten about part of the pumpkin, air fried pumpkin seeds are delicious, and I can’t wait to share these pumpkin seeds air fryer recipe.

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Can You Air Fry Pumpkin Seeds?

Yes, you can air fry pumpkin seeds are you will truly love them.

It saves turning on your oven and with the gas bills rising, waiting for your oven to preheat to the correct temperature.

Instead, you can load pumpkin seeds into the air fryer and let it do its magic FASTER and with a lot less effort and no PREHEAT.

How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds Without Oven?

If you want to roast pumpkin seeds without an oven, then you are not going to beat doing them in the air fryer.

Pumpkin seeds in the air fryer are delicious, are quick cooking and they go much crispier than they do in the oven.

Ninja Foodi Pumpkin Seeds

Or if you have a Ninja Foodi instead, then you can make Ninja Foodi pumpkin seeds. Simply load them into the air fryer basket of your Ninja and then follow our air fryer pumpkin seeds recipe.

Or if you don’t want them falling into the bottom cooking pot, then follow our reheat fish and chips in the air fryer, then you can see what we did with scraps, with them being of a similar size.

How Long Will Air Fried Pumpkin Seeds Last?

I was still snacking on my pumpkin seeds six months after I roasted them in the air fryer.

If you can keep your pumpkin seeds in a dry and cool place such as a pantry in a sealed container, then they will last a while.

I like to use my pumpkin seeds the most for soups as a crispy texture to the top of them and an alternative to air fryer croutons. Because of this, I keep my air fryer seeds in a Ziploc bag and then have easy access whenever I want to use them.

Pumpkin Seeds Air Fryer Ingredients

Pumpkin Seeds Air Fryer Ingredients

Seeds – You will need plenty of pumpkin seeds. The best option is when you are prepping your pumpkin, put the seeds to one side and give them a wash and a pat dry, then they are ready for air frying when you are ready.

Seasonings – Then for your seasonings, its all about personal choice. We went savoury and added cumin, mixed spice, sweet paprika, along with salt and pepper.

Oil – To air fry pumpkin seeds you will need some extra virgin olive oil. But only a small portion, so not like the oven quantity. In fact, for every 1 cup of pumpkin seeds you will just need 1tsp of extra virgin olive oil.

Then for the kitchen gadgets that we have used in this pumpkin seeds in air fryer recipe it has just been our Cosori air fryer. We have this one and its wonderful for many types of air fryer recipes.

Plus, we recommend you head over to our air fryer recipes category as we have more than 500 tried and tested air fryer recipes and have been air frying for 10 years.

How To Cook Pumpkin Seeds In Air Fryer?

air fryer pumpkin seeds step by step
  • Dry. Start by making sure your pumpkin seeds are clean and dry. If they are not, rinse under a tap and pat dry with kitchen towels.
  • Season. Next load your pumpkin seeds into a bowl with all the seasonings and the extra virgin olive oil. Mix with your hands until well coated.
  • Cook. Load pumpkin seeds into the air fryer and air fry pumpkin seeds for 5 minutes at 180c/360f.

And I am sure you can see now how easy it is cooking pumpkin seeds in air fryer and why you should be doing it too!

How Long To Air Fry Pumpkin Seeds?

Air frying pumpkin seeds is VERY FAST in fact you can cook pumpkin seeds in the air fryer in JUST 5 minutes.

I am sure now you can see, why I prefer the air fryer from the oven as you wont even have the oven preheated in that time.

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Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds

Delicious and perfectly crispy air fryer pumpkin seeds. Just like roasted pumpkin seeds but without all the calories and easy to mix and match with favourite seasonings.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time8 minutes
Course: seasoning, Snack
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 105kcal


Kitchen Gadgets


  • Load into a bowl all your ingredients.
    How To Cook Pumpkin Seeds In Air Fryer?
  • Mix well with your hands until all the pumpkin seeds are well coated.
    How To Cook Pumpkin Seeds In Air Fryer?
  • Load into the air fryer basket and make sure they are spread out for an even air fry.
    How To Cook Pumpkin Seeds In Air Fryer?
  • Then cook for 5 minutes at 180c/360f.
    How To Cook Pumpkin Seeds In Air Fryer?



Bottom. Note that some of your air fryer pumpkin seeds will fall into the bottom of the air fryer basket. This is fine and you can eat these too.
Portion. I find that 1 cup (240ml) makes the perfect portion size for the air fryer, without the air fryer been overloaded.
Thanks for reading our pumpkin seed air fryer recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you would like to try more delicious squash recipes in the air fryer, then do check out our air fryer acorn squash recipe next.


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 257IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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1 thought on “Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds”

  1. 5 stars
    What a great idea. I am a bit of a health freak and these are supposed to be good for you, anyway i tried them and they were really nice, i had never cooked them before like this.


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