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Air Fryer Chickpeas are a quick and easy snack that are packed with protein and nutrients. They make a great on-the-go snack without all the guilt or a topping on salads or over a rice bowl.

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AIR FRYER CHICKPEAS 

I have a serious love for chickpeas. I use them in so many ways from snack on Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas to using them in Chickpea Salad Recipe to adding them into soups like this Easy Chickpea Soup

We make the Crunchy Roasted Chickpea recipe a lot in my house. I recently tried them in the air fryer and I knew I had to share these Air Fryer Chickpeas with you. They are so easy to make and I love that you can create a crispy chickpea in the air fryer. 

I am often looking for quick, healthy snacks for my family and crispy chickpeas are a great option. I keep a mason jar of these in my pantry to eat throughout the week.

If you find that the air fryer garbanzo beans get soft just heat them up in the air fryer for a few minutes to create that crispy texture we all love. 

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WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THESE AIR FYER CHICKPEAS?

CHICKPEAS: This recipe uses 2 cans of chickpeas. If you prefer you can use dried chickpeas that have been soaked. Here is how to soak dried chickpeas

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL: I use extra virgin olive oil when I make these crispy chickpeas. You could use avocado oil or regular olive oil. 

SPICES: The spice mixture in this recipe creates a deep, rich flavor in the chickpeas that I love. The spices it uses are chili powder, cumin, brown sugar and garlic powder. You can of course use more or less of each spice depending on your tastes. 

POWDERED CHEESE: To create a fun twist on these chickpeas the recipe adds in powdered cheese. You can easily leave this out if you prefer and they will still taste delicious. You can find powdered cheese in the aisle near the popcorn. 

Air Fryer Chickpeas in bowl

HOW DO YOU MAKE THESE AIR FRYED CHICKPEAS?

Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Cover a baking sheet with a papwer towel. Transfer the rinsed chickpeas to the paper towel covered baking sheet.

Cover the garbanzo beans with a paper towel or kitchen towel and LIGHTLY dry the beans the best that you can. It’s very important that we get the garbanzo beans as dry as possible! Let the garbanzo beans sit and dry for 30-60 minutes.

Air Fryer Chickpeas on baking sheet

Once the garbanzo beans are dry, pour them into a medium sized mixing bowl.

Pour the olive oil over the beans and gently toss the chickpeas in the olive oil.
In a seperate small mixing bowl mix the chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, garlic powder, pepper, salt and powdered cheddar cheese {optional}. Pour the spices over the chickpeas and gently mix well.

Spray the tray of the air fryer with PAM avocado or alternative spray oil. I prefer avocado oil due to its high smoke point.

Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.

Add the chickpeas to the pre-heated tray of the air fryer and evenly spread them across the tray.

Cook the garbanzo beans at 400 degrees for 15 minutes making sure to shake the tray of the air fryer every 5 minutes.

Air Fryer Chickpeas in the air fryer

After around 12 minutes of cooking time, check the chickpeas to be sure that they are not overly baked. *Typically, 15 minutes of baking time should make nice and crispy garbanzo bean poppers…BUT each air fryer is different, so check on how things are cooking along the way.

Remove the poppers from the air fryer when they are crispy and let them cool on a baking tray. Enjoy!

Air Fryer Chickpeas in bowl

Air Fryer Chickpeas

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Air Fryer Chickpeas are a quick and easy snack that are packed with protein and nutrients. They make a great on-the-go snack without all the guilt or a topping on salads or over a rice bowl.

Ingredients

  • 2- 15 ounce cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered cheese {optional}

Instructions

    1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Cover a baking sheet with a papwer towel. Transfer the rinsed chickpeas to the paper towel covered baking sheet.
    2. Cover the garbanzo beans with a paper towel or kitchen towel and LIGHTLY dry the beans the best that you can. It’s very important that we get the garbanzo beans as dry as possible! Let the garbanzo beans sit and dry for 30-60 minutes.
    3. Once the garbanzo beans are dry, pour them into a medium sized mixing bowl.
    4. Pour the olive oil over the beans and gently toss the chickpeas in the olive oil.
      In a seperate small mixing bowl mix the chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, garlic powder, pepper, salt and powdered cheddar cheese {optional}. Pour the spices over the chickpeas and gently mix well.
    5. Spray the tray of the air fryer with PAM avocado or alternative spray oil. I prefer avocado oil due to its high smoke point.
    6. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
    7. Add the chickpeas to the pre-heated tray of the air fryer and evenly spread them across the tray.
    8. Cook the garbanzo beans at 400 degrees for 15 minutes making sure to shake the tray of the air fryer every 5 minutes.
    9. After around 12 minutes of cooking time, check the chickpeas to be sure that they are not overly baked. *Typically, 15 minutes of baking time should make nice and crispy garbanzo bean poppers…BUT each air fryer is different, so check on how things are cooking along the way.
    10. Remove the poppers from the air fryer when they are crispy and let them cool on a baking tray. Enjoy!

Notes

Air fryer garbanzo bean poppers can either be eaten right away, or stored for up to a week in a Ziploc bag or sealed container for “snacking” later on! Storing the garbanzo poppers may make them soft the next day. If needed, just drop the garbanzo bean poppers back into the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 400 degrees to crisp them back up!

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Gordon Ramsay

Tuesday 3rd of November 2020

Fantastic, great ideas to get the best out of an excellent kadget (kitchen gadget ). Well written & innovative.

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