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Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

Roasted Chickpeas - Air Fryer or Oven Recipe

Crispy air fryer chickpeas are the perfect healthy snack when you're craving something tasty and crunchy.

Air Fryer Roasted Chickpeas Recipe.
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Before we dive into the recipe, let's talk about why it makes more sense to roast chickpeas in an air fryer instead of in the oven.

Air fryers are essentially countertop fan convection ovens and they blast dry circulating heat resulting in browned, crisped food. Standard ovens do not do that.

Why you will love Air Fryer Chickpeas

  • Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are high in protein and fibre, and they are also good carbs  
  • Much healthier alternative than a packet of crips
  • Quick to make and are great for kids lunchboxes 
  • Far cheaper than buying ready-made ones - a can of chickpeas can be as little as 31p in Lidl

Ingredients in this Recipe

  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas - drained
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable/rapeseed oil
  • ¼ garlic granules
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Recommended Equipment

You'll obviously need an air fryer. I can highly recommend this bad boy the Ninja Foodi Max 15-1 Multicooker or the Ninja Health Grill and Air Fryer - I have both so any questions please leave them in the comments below and I'll be happy to help.

It really depends on what you are looking for but I say the Ninja Foodi Max Multicooker is the better bargain since it does pretty much everything except the washing up!

Because the Ninja Foodi Max is a multicooker it means it is many appliances in one - as the mane suggests, it is 15 in 1 so it makes it the better option.

I particularly like the steam-roast function but more about that in a future post. Let us get on with the roasted chickpeas!

How to Make Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas

Preheat your air fryer to 200°C/400°F - this can take up to 3-5 minutes depending on your air fryer. This can take up to 3-5 minutes depending on your air fryer.

While that's happening, drain and rinse your chickpeas and blot with kitchen paper to remove any excess water - this is important otherwise you will have soggy chickpeas!

Roasted chickpea spices in a bowl

Mix the oil and the seasonings together in a small bowl and add the chickpeas, mix well to fully coat.

Put the seasoned chickpeas in a single layer at the bottom of the air fryer basket making sure they are not overcrowded.

Set the cooking time for 15 minutes (after preheating has finished) and air-fry.

Roasting chickpeas in an air fryer

Move the chickpeas halfway through cooking so they air-fry evenly. They will be finished cooking around 12-15 minutes depending on your air fryer, so do keep an eye on them at 12 minutes.

Roasted chickpeas in an air fryer

Remove the now crispy and delicious chickpeas from the air fryer using a silicone spoon or tongs and allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving and storing in an airtight food storage container.

Roasted chickpeas cooling on a plate

Oven Roasted Chickpeas

To cook in a conventional oven preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF/Gas 6

Spread the seasoned chickpeas onto a non-stick baking sheet and bake. Start checking at 20 minutes, but it can take up to 35 minutes for them to become really crisp. Ovens can vary, if your chickpeas are not crispy enough, keep going until they are golden brown and crisp.

Recipe Top Tips!

Don't skip the 'preheat' part of your air fryer - most automatically preheat before going on to cook so you will have to add the chickpeas when the preheat has finished.

Vegetable oils include all oils from plant sources. But generally in the UK, if oil is labelled vegetable oil it is, in fact, rapeseed oil. 

Roasted Chickpea Spices

  • You can use your favourite flavours, sweet or savoury
  • Turn them into a sweet snack by flavouring with cinnamon and sugar
  • Use za'atar spice or falafel seasoning for middle eastern flavours
Air Fryer Roasted Chickpeas in a bowl

Roasted Chickpeas Air Fryer

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Yield: 240g
Author: Jan Bennett
Roasted Chickpea Recipe

Roasted Chickpea Recipe

Spicy roasted chickpeas - air fryer or oven recipe.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 14 MinTotal time: 19 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 x 400g can chickpeas - drained
  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic granules
  • 2 teaspoons sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

Preheat your Air Fryer to 200°C/400°F for 3 minutes
  1. Set the time for 18 minutes but do not add the chickpeas yet. After 3 minutes of preheating, add the chickpeas to the air fryer - I used the air crisp basket in the Ninja Foodi 15-1
  2. Drain and rinse your chickpeas and blot with kitchen paper to remove any excess water - this is important otherwise you will have soggy chickpeas!
  3. Mix the oil and the seasonings together in a small bowl and add the chickpeas, mix well to fully coat.
  4. Put the seasoned chickpeas in a single layer at the bottom of the air fryer basket making sure they are not overcrowded.
  5. Set the cooking time for 15 minutes (after preheating has finished) and air-fry.
  6. Move the chickpeas halfway through cooking so they air-fry evenly. They will be finished cooking around 12-15 minutes depending on your air fryer, so do keep an eye on them at 12 minutes.
  7. Remove the now crispy and delicious chickpeas from the air fryer using a silicone spoon or tongs and spread them out in a single layer.
  8. Allow them to cool for 10 minutes before serving and storing in an airtight food storage container.
  9. Sprinkle with a little more sea salt flakes if you wish.
To Oven Cook - Preheat the oven to 200ºC/400ºF /Gas 6
  1. Spread the seasoned chickpeas onto a non-stick baking sheet and bake.
  2. Start checking at 20 minutes, but it can take up to 35 minutes for them to become really crisp.
  3. Ovens can vary, if your chickpeas are not crispy enough, keep going until they are golden brown and crisp.
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