This Clean Eating Air Fryer Roasted Chickpeas recipe is the perfect take-along snack!
I don’t eat a ton of beans these days due to the carb count. But I just cannot shake my love of chickpeas. Mini Chef loves them, so I usually have a can or two in the pantry. Inevitably, he opens a can, eats about 5 beans and then stashes the can back into the fridge with the lid hanging half way off. It will then sit there while he forgets that he ever opened the can to begin with. If I don’t find it, it rots in the back of the fridge in some morbid science experiment kind of way.
Recently, I found such a can in the back of the fridge, and to my surprise, it was still good! I opened it in time to save the beans!
So I thought I’d try out the air fryer again and see how it does with roasting beans. These Clean Eating Air Fryer Roasted Chickpeas were one of the best snacks I’ve made in a long time. Mini Chef couldn’t get enough of them and very nearly finished the entire can. FINALLY!!! Even the dog enjoyed a stray bean that got dropped on the floor. So ya, these were definitely a hit and this mom is happy that yet another can of beans didn’t go to waste. Yay me!!
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CLEAN EATING AIR FRYER ROASTED CHICKPEAS RECIPE:
If you need a quick and easy snack that travels well, this could be what you've been searching for!
- 1 can chickpeas (drained & rinsed - no sugar added)
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. ground coriander
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
Put the rinsed beans into a medium mixing bowl and add all the rest of the ingredients.
Stir well to coat the beans in the oil and spices.
Pour the beans into the food basket of your air fryer.
Adjust the air fryer to a temperature of 370 F.
Cook for 12 minutes.
Pull out the basket and stir the beans. Put the basket back in and set again at 370 F. and cook for another 8 minutes.
Repeat the stirring process one more time, set for 370 F. and cook for 1 minutes longer.
If your beans are larger than mine they may need a little longer to get a good crunch. At this point, cook and stir in 1 minute intervals until they are cooked to your liking.
The main idea is to stir them every few minutes throughout the process. They should have a nice little crunch to them when they have cooled.
Pack them in snack bags and take them with you or store them in the fridge until you are ready to eat them. Store in the fridge for up to one week. But be aware that you may have to roast them again for a minute or two to get them crunchy again if they've been in the fridge awhile. Enjoy!