Air Fryer Roasted Pepitas are a perfect snack for those who love to cook or want to try cooking. It is easy and delicious. All you need is the ingredients and your air fryer!
dd salt, pepper, oil, and water as well as a little bit of butter if desired. The best part? You can eat them right out of the air fryer! But be careful not to burn yourself!
They make a great party food too. Enjoy these tasty seeds without going outside in this cold weather!
Air-fried Pepitas are an ideal snack for anyone looking for something quick and delicious that doesn’t require any prepping. Simply mix your pumpkin seeds with some simple pantry staples, and you ahve a great nad eclous snack anytime!
And these are so good to do with the kids after pumpkin carving!
Do you love all things pumpkin? Some of my favorite Air Fryer Pumpkin Recipes are AIR FRYER PUMPKIN SPICE CUPCAKES, AIR FRYER GLUTEN-FREE PUMPKIN BANANA NUT BREAD, AIR FRYER GLAZED PUMPKIN SCONES, and AIR FRYER MUG PUMPKIN COFFEE CAKE.
AIR FRYER PUMPKIN SEEDS RECIPE
The fall season is here, and we’re all getting ready for Thanksgiving. I wanted to share a recipe that will help you with your Air Fryer Pumpkin Pie, but it’s not the only thing you can make! You can also make these delicious air fryer pumpkin seeds. They are a unique alternative to traditional roasted pumpkin seeds, and they’ll be sure to impress at any party.
When pumpkin season comes, there is nothing better than sitting around the table with friends and family while carving pumpkins. However, it can be a lot of work to get all those seeds out! With an air fryer, you don’t have to worry about that at all. This recipe will show you how easy and simple it is to make your own little batch of roasted pumpkin seeds in just 10 minutes!
They are so good!
What Are Pumpkin Seeds?
Pumpkin seeds are the seed of a pumpkin that is harvested when it has matured. They are often eaten by themselves but can also be roasted and salted to create a tasty snack. There are many different varieties of pumpkins with varying flavors and textures, so explore some new ones this season!
Pumpkin seeds are the seed of a pumpkin. They may be eaten raw or roasted and salted or ground into a meal to make pumpkin seed butter. Pumpkin seeds have been shown to have many health benefits, including being high in magnesium, zinc, vitamin K, omega-3 fatty acids, and iron.
So, you can use your Pumpkin Seeds right out of the Pumpkin that you are carving with your family!
Benefits of Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
The season of pumpkins is upon us. Whether you carve them or throw the whole thing into a pie, there are some benefits to eating pumpkin seeds. They are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol levels and provide an excellent source of protein.
Roasting pumpkin seeds also provide extra health benefits because they are roasted at a higher temperature than most nuts, making it easier for your body to digest them. The best part about roasting your own pumpkin seeds is that you don’t have to worry about any added preservatives or additives that come with store-bought varieties.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Roasted Pepitas
- Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Ground Cumin
- Ground Cinnamon
- Black Pepper
How To Make Air Fryer Roasted Pepitas
Preheat air fryer to 250˚F (180˚C). Line with foil. Toss pepitas with olive oil, cumin, cinnamon, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
Spread pepitas in a single layer in the foil-lined basket of your air fryer (if they don’t all fit in one layer, cook them in batches). Cook for 10 minutes or until deep golden in color, shaking every few minutes to ensure even cooking.
Store in an air-tight container in the pantry.
Tips to make Perfect Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
There is no difference in taste between removing the shell and keeping the shell on.
Make sure to shake your basket frequently during the cooking process, so they sell get perfectly roasted.
Line your basket with foil, or parchment paper, so that the pepitas or pumpkin seeds do not fall through the basket.
Pumpkin Seeds: You can use fresh pumpkin seeds that you dig out of your Jack O Lantern. But you can also use store-bought pumpkin seeds.
What Are The Difference Between Pumpkin Seeds and Pepita Seeds?
Typically they are the same thing. The difference is that pumpkin seeds still have their white shell on, while the pepita seeds already have their shell removed.
You do not need to remove the shell from the Jack O Lantern that you are carving. You can roast them exactly as they are. No shell removal is needed.
If you do not want to use olive oil, you can use butter or another dairy-free butter alternative. You can also use ghee.
How to Clean Pumpkin Seeds?
Pumpkin seeds are a delicious and healthy snack, but they can be a pain to clean. The most common way to remove the stringy bits is by boiling them in water for 10 minutes, but this process also leaves behind any pumpkin flesh or strings that have adhered themselves to the seed’s surface.
Ensure to rinse the pumpkin seeds after boiling and let them dry before air frying them.
MORE EASY PUMPKIN RECIPES:
- AIR FRYER PUMPKIN SPICE CUPCAKES
- INSTANT POT PUMPKIN BUTTER
- INSTANT POT CURRIED PUMPKIN SOUP
- AIR FRYER GLUTEN-FREE PUMPKIN BANANA NUT BREAD
- AIR FRYER GLAZED PUMPKIN SCONES
- EASY AIR FRYER GLAZED PUMPKIN SCONES
- AIR FRYER MINI PUMPKIN PIES
- AIR FRYER PUMPKIN FRENCH TOAST
- 1 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Preheat air fryer to 250˚F (180˚C). Line with foil.
- 2. In a small bowl, toss pepitas with olive oil, cumin, cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
- 3. Spread pepitas in a single layer in the foil-lined basket of your air fryer (if they don't all fit in one layer, cook them in batches).
- 4. Cook for 10 minutes or until deep golden in color, shaking every few minutes to ensure even cooking.
- 5. Store in an air-tight container in the pantry.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 297mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g
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