Recipes and Cooking Air-Fryer Pumpkin Seeds Learn how to cook pumpkin seeds in an air fryer with our Test Kitchen's easy recipe. In less than 10 minutes, you can have crunchy pumpkin seeds in one of three incredible flavors: salt and pepper, spicy, or cinnamon-sugar. By Colleen Weeden Colleen Weeden As a food expert, Colleen Weeden has written extensively for Better Homes & Gardens. From airfryer tips to advice on how to poach an egg, she shares her passion for food with practical, easy-to-follow tips. She has also contributed to Midwest Living magazine. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 24, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Katlyn Moncada Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 3 mins Total Time: 8 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 1/2 cup Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup raw pepitas 1 tablespoon vegetable oil ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika (optional) ¼ teaspoon pepper Directions Preheat air fryer at 400°F. In a medium bowl combine pepitas, oil, salt, paprika, if using, and pepper; toss to coat well. Add pepita mixture to the air fryer basket. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring once, until pepitas are toasted. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to cool. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week. Cinnamon-Sugar Pepitas: Prepare as above, except toss pepitas with 1 tablespoon melted butter, 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.Nutrition analysis per serving: 69 calories, 3 g protein, 3 g carbohydrate 5 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 2 g total sugar, 1% Vitamin A, 0% Vitamin C, 11 mg sodium, 0% calcium, 5% iron Spicy Pepitas: Prepare as above, except toss pepitas with 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar, 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce, and 1 teaspoon vegetable oil.Nutrition analysis per serving: 60 calories, 3 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 4 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 1 g total sugar, 0% Vitamin A, 1% Vitamin C, 32 mg sodium, 0% calcium, 5% iron Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 65 Calories 5g Fat 1g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 65 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5g 6% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Sodium 73mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 1g 0% Protein 3g Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 64mg 1% Folate, total 20mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.