(Air Fried!) Savory Pumpkin Seeds

It's been a weird season for me of wanting to be creative, spending lots of time outside and off my phone (despite all the photos I snap and post later! haha!), and not blogging even though I want to. So if you are reading this, I'm grateful for you! Thanks for sticking around and being so kind to read this oft-foresaken corner of the internet. 

And yet here I am, blogging finally! 

I'm sitting at my computer, literally eating these pumpkin seeds as I write this. I have to put them away or I'll eat them all in one sitting! These are a really quick-to-make snack and apparently are full of nutrients.

We had an extra "baking" pumpkin sitting around from Emma's birthday decorations (which I never blogged about! Oops!), so I decided to chop it open and let the kids play with the squishy insides......and they hated it! I was left with a chopped open pumpkin and all the guts. I googled a few different recipes, and then decided my air fryer would be easiest! If you don't have an air fryer, no worries: you can put them in the oven like a peasant. 😉 

The key to these savory pumpkin seeds is Trader Joe's Everything But The Elote seasoning.  Or add some chili powder or just the salt and pepper, whatever you like! With the Everything But The Elote, it'll be savory but not spicy. I do like things pretty spicy, but with just 3 shakes from that spice jar, it'll have incredible flavor but not feel spicy at all. 

Here's what you need:

  1. Pumpkin seeds, from one baking pumpkin
  2. 1 tablespoon oil (I prefer canola oil)
  3. 3 shakes of Everything But the Elote
  4. 1/8 tsp salt
  5. 1/8 tsp pepper
  6. Air fryer (highlyyyy recommend this one! It's a slow-cooker/pressure cooker/air fryer all in one!)

Here's what you do: Takes 10-15 minutes total!

  1. Separate the stringy weird stuff from the seeds. 
  2. Rinse the seeds in a colander for about a minute. 
  3. Toss the seeds with the oil, salt, pepper, and Everything But The Elote. 
  4. Dump everything in the air fryer for 7 minutes on 390. 
  5. Shake the fryer basket or stir with a wooden spoon after a few minutes in the fryer. 
  6. That's ITTTT. 
  7. **You can also bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees 

So easy, right? Wash some stuff, stir some stuff, dump some stuff in a fryer. That's it!

What fall recipes are you trying this year? 

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