This Is the Quickest, Easiest Way to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Two pumpkins surrounded by pumpkin seeds.
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If you’ve ever attempted to roast pumpkin seeds, you know they can burn in a split-second. But you might have an easy way to prevent this waiting right in your kitchen.

Air frying is the easiest way to get crunchy, well-seasoned pumpkin seeds, with no burnt leftovers. While the traditional method of roasting them on a cookie sheet is still a perfectly fine way to do it, an air fryer will help you avoid any non-crunchy outliers.

Cosori Air Fryer Max XL

Move over air-fried Oreos---pumpkin seeds are coming through.

After carving those pumpkins, you’ll need about 2-3 cups of leftover seeds. Rinse them and make sure to remove any leftover pumpkin residue. Then, lay them flat on a towel and allow them to dry for at least 10 minutes.

Toss the dried seeds in vegetable oil, and then add some salt and pepper. Place the seeds in the air fryer basket and cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. If you like them a bit crunchier, add a minute or two to the cooking time, but keep an eye on them to ensure they’re don’t overcook.

Finally, take the seeds out and let them cool, and you’ve got a perfect, healthy fall snack. Still have some leftover seeds? Save them! Pumpkin is one of the many seeds you can plant in your garden.

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