Air Fryer Chickpea Recipe – Two Ways

A great source of protein and fiber, chickpeas are a delicious healthy snack sure to keep you full until your next meal. While cooked chickpeas are often soft in texture, air frying this nutritional powerhouse offers a crunch to eat by hand or on a salad instead of croutons.


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How to air fry chick peas


For the chickpeas

  • 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Spray olive oil

For the Cinnamon Sugar Seasoning Mix

  • 2 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

For the Spicy Mediterranean Seasoning Mix

  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Juice from one lemon wedge
  • Fresh ground pepper and salt to taste

Air Fryer Chickpea Recipe – Two Ways

1. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Pat dry.
2. Place chickpeas in air fryer basket and spray with oil. Set temperature to 390 degrees F and timer to 17 minutes.
3. Shake air fryer every 5 minutes or so.
4. When chickpeas are finished cooking, spray with oil or sprinkle with lemon juice and apply spice mixture of choice. Toss or mix to combine.

Nutrition information, serving size ½ cup:
Cinnamon Sugar

Calories 126 | Fat 2g | Carbohydrates 19 g (Sugar 8g) (Fiber 9g) | Protein 8g

Spicy Mediterranean

Calories 114| Fat 2g | Carbohydrates 16 g (Sugar 0g) (Fiber 9g) | Protein 8g

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