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Air Fryer Chickpeas - 4 Ways

These Air Fryer Chickpeas make a delicious snack or even a salad or soup topper! Plus, because they're air fried, they come out crispy using minimal oil and are ready in less than 15 minutes! Featuring 4 flavor variations - BBQ, Buffalo, Cheesy and Taco Fiesta, all of which are vegan and gluten-free.
Course Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword air fryer, chickpeas, dairy-free, gluten free, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 4

Equipment

Ingredients

FOR THE BBQ

FOR THE BUFFALO

FOR THE CHEESY

FOR THE TACO FIESTA

Instructions

FOR ALL 4 FLAVORS

  • For each of the 4 flavors, start by preheating the air fryer to 390° F for 3 minutes. If your brand of air fryer comes with an elevated crisper plate/tray, be sure to insert it into the basket.
  • While the air fryer is preheating, add the chickpeas to a mixing bowl with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Combine using a silicone spatula.
  • Add the chickpeas to the air fryer basket and air fryer for 6 minutes at 390° F, shaking the basket halfway through. Set the mixing bowl aside because you will need it again. Don't rinse it out. While the chickpeas are in the air fryer, you can prepare your seasoning mix for one of the following flavor combinations:

FOR THE BBQ

  • In a small bowl, combine smoked paprika, coconut sugar, (sweet) paprika, salt, garlic powder and onion powder.
  • After the chickpeas have air fried for 6 minutes, add them back to the mixing bowl.
    Then, add the seasoning mixture and combine using a silicone spatula until everything is well-incorporated.
  • Add the seasoned chickpeas back to the air fryer and continue to air fry at 390° F for 6-8 more minutes until desired crispiness is reached, shaking the basket 2-3 times during cooking.

FOR THE BUFFALO

  • In a small bowl, combine salt, garlic powder and white pepper.
  • After the chickpeas have air fried for 6 minutes, add them back to the mixing bowl.
    Mix in the Buffalo sauce with a silicone spatula. Then, add the seasoning mixture and combine with the silicone spatula until everything is well-incorporated.
  • Add the seasoned chickpeas back to the air fryer and continue to air fry at 390° F for 6-8 more minutes until desired crispiness is reached, shaking the basket 2-3 times during cooking.

FOR THE CHEESY

  • In a small bowl, combine nutritional yeast, salt and garlic powder.
  • After the chickpeas have air fried for 6 minutes, add them back to the mixing bowl. Then, add the seasoning mixture and combine using a silicone spatula until everything is well-incorporated.
  • Add the seasoned chickpeas back to the air fryer and continue to air fry at 390° F for 6-8 more minutes until desired crispiness is reached, shaking the basket 2-3 times during cooking.

FOR THE TACO FIESTA

  • In a small bowl, combine taco seasoning and optional salt (depending how much salt is in your seasoning mix).
  • After the chickpeas have air fried for 6 minutes, add them back to the mixing bowl. Then, add the seasoning mixture and combine using a silicone spatula until everything is well-incorporated.
  • Add the seasoned chickpeas back to the air fryer and continue to air fry at 390° F for 6-8 more minutes until desired crispiness is reached, shaking the basket 2-3 times during cooking.

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Notes

The air fried chickpeas are best enjoyed right away; however, they can be stored at room temperature in a covered container for up to 5 days. I use a small glass bowl with a lid to store mine.
Once stored, the chickpeas will soften up. If you want to crisp them up again, you can either reheat them in the air fryer at 390° F for a few minutes until desired crispiness is reached or pop them in a 400° F toaster oven or conventional oven on a parchment-lined baking sheet for about 5 minutes.