Crispy Chickpeas

I love crispy, seasoned chickpeas! They are crunchy and delicious and make the perfect savory snack. I eat them like chips or like topping them over a salad. This simple recipe only requires chickpeas, avocado oil, and spices. You do need an air fryer to make this recipe. Recipe is gluten free and vegan and can be made in less than 20 minutes!

If you’re looking for more savory, vegan and gluten free snack recipes also check out my Cauliflower Nuggets recipe.

crispy chickpeas in bowl

To see a video of how to make these crispy chickpeas, click here.

bowl of crispy chickpeas

What You’ll Need:

Chickpeas: You can’t make crispy chickpeas without chickpeas! You can use canned or dried chickpeas. If you use dry chickpeas, be sure to thoroughly rinse them off. If you use dried chickpeas, make sure to boil them so they are ready to eat.

Avocado Oil: I use avocado oil for high temperature cooking and air frying. I specifically use Chosen Foods avocado oil because based on a study that came out in June 2020, Chosen Foods was found to be one of the few brands of avocado oil that was pure avocado oil and not rancid1. You can read more about this and my favorite cooking oils in my previous post, What to Consider When Choosing a Cooking Oil.

Spices: You will need a variety of spices to season the chickpeas. I like using salt, pepper, cayenne pepper spice, chipotle spice, and paprika.

How to Make Crispy Chickpeas:

  1. Rinse and thoroughly strain the can of chickpeas.
  2. Place the rinsed chickpeas in a large bowl.
  3. Add 1-2 tbsp of avocado oil, salt, pepper, chipotle spice, paprika spice, and cayenne spice to taste. Mix until the chickpeas are evenly coated.
  4. Place the chickpeas in the air fryer and air fry at 390 degrees for 15 minutes.
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I hope you enjoy this recipe, please comment and let me know if you give it a try! Or tag me if you make them on instagram @wellbymel_!

Crispy Chickpeas

These Crispy Chickpeas make the perfect healthy snack or topping over a salad. They are gluten free, vegan, and can be made in less than 20 minutes!
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 15 oz Can Chickpeas
  • 1-2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Paprika to taste
  • Chipotle Powder to taste
  • Cayenne Pepper Spice to taste

Instructions
 

  • Rinse and thoroughly strain the can of chickpeas.
  • Place the rinsed chickpeas in a large bowl.
  • Add 1-2 tbsp of avocado oil, salt, pepper, chipotle spice, paprika spice, and cayenne spice to taste. Mix until the chickpeas are evenly coated.
  • Place the chickpeas in the air fryer and air fry at 390 degrees for 15 minutes.
Keyword crispy chickpeas, Gluten Free, Vegan

References:

  1. “Study Finds 82 Percent of Avocado Oil Rancid or Mixed With Other Oils.” UC Davis, 20 July 2020, http://www.ucdavis.edu/food/study-finds-82-percent-avocado-oil-rancid-or-mixed-other-oils/.

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