These crispy crunchy air fryer chickpeas are the perfect protein-rich snack. This is a healthy snack option for people trying to lose weight with whole foods or Weight Watchers. The air fryer gives these little garbanzo beans a light and crispy texture. This is a great Weight Watchers recipe for those following that program. It is also the perfect snack for a plant-based lifestyle.
WHAT ARE CHICKPEAS
Chickpeas are also called garbanzo beans and are a type of legume. The most common variety of chickpeas is a light beige color. There are actually other varieties available that are green, black or red in color.
Garbanzo beans are full of fiber and protein. They also contain iron, calcium and other nutrients.
Chickpeas are a good alternative source of protein for people trying to eat whole foods and more of a plant-based diet with less meat.
INGREDIENTS IN AIR FRYER CHICKPEAS
The great part about making chickpeas in the air fryer is that you can change the seasoning combinations daily and never run out of new ways to season these legumes. This recipe shows you how adding very simple seasonings can make a delicious and healthy snack.
HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER CHICKPEAS
Easy recipes are some of the best recipes. There are few recipes simpler than these crispy air fryer chickpeas.
STEP ONE: PREPARE CHICKPEAS
Start off by lightly spraying the air fryer basket with olive oil.
Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas.
STEP TWO: SEASON
In a medium bowl, add the chickpeas and lightly spray the chickpeas with olive oil spray.
Add the season salt to the bowl and toss to coat the chickpeas.
STEP THREE: AIR FRY
Add the chickpeas to the air fryer basket and air fry at 390 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes. Pause the air fryer every 5 minutes during the cook time and shake the basket. This will help with even cooking.
Feel free to add more time depending on how crunchy you like your chickpeas.
AIR FRYER CHICKPEAS RECIPE
If you are following the Weight Watchers program this recipe has 0 points for the Purple myWW plan, 4 points for the Green myWW plan and 0 points for the Blue myWW plan. Serving size is 1/4 of the recipe or a little over 3 ounces.
You can print off the complete ingredients and instructions via the recipe card below.
These crispy crunchy air fryer chickpeas are a tasty and healthy snack.
- 15 ounces chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 1 teaspoon season salt
- Olive oil spray
Spray air fryer basket lightly with oil.
In a medium bowl, add the chickpeas and lightly spray them with olive oil.
Add the season salt to the bowl and toss the chickpeas to coat.
Pour the seasoned chickpeas to the air fryer basket. It is fine to cook the entire batch at once.
Air fry at 390°F for 15 to 20 minutes, shaking basket every 5 minutes. Cook until the chickpeas reach your desired level of crunchiness.
myWW Points: 0 points for Blue and Purple. 4 Points for Green.
Serving size: divide recipe into 4 equal portions. One portion is a serving.
If you loved this healthy snack recipe for air fryer garbanzo beans be sure to check these other great recipes out:
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- Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Bites
- Air Fryer Apple Chips with Cinnamon
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