Simply Seasoned Air Fryer Chickpeas

Simply Seasoned Air Fryer Chickpeas

One of the first things I cooked in my new Air Fryer was roasted chickpeas because they were so much easier than doing them in the oven. So much easier! They take way less time and hold their flavor profile so much better. Delicious, nutritious, and filling these Simply Seasoned Air Fryer Chickpeas make a great grab-and-go snack! Pair this up with some a great meal prep breakfast like Instant Pot Omelette Bites!

Air Fryer Chickpeas are truly an epiphany. In the oven, you would have to preheat to 450-degrees then toast and roast for 45 minutes to one hour. In the air fryer you have snack heaven that is vegan and gluten-free!

Season the Chickpeas

Take one can of canned Garbanzo beans, and drain. Toss with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. I use fresh cracked salt and pepper – it really makes a difference! 🙂

close up view of seasoned chickpeas

Cook the Chickpeas

Cook the chickpeas on 400-degrees for 8 minutes. No preheat steps are necessary. Once done, toss the chickpeas in the basket and cook another 8 minutes on the same temperature. At this point the chickpeas have a crispy outer texture that won’t break your teeth and send you to the dentist! With a robust flavor that is simple and satisfying if you did want them to be crispier…you could cook an extra 2 minutes after tossing instead of 8 minutes.

overhead shot of air fried chickpeas in basket on top of parchment paper

Remove from air fryer basket to a bowl or airtight container, and allow to cool. Serve the immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to one week.

If you enjoyed this, you might like Instant Pot Herbed Lemon Salmon, Instant Pot Crack Chicken: Keto & Low-Carb, or Instant Pot No-Fail Buffalo Chicken Meatballs!

overhead close-up shot of air fried chickpeas in a white bowl on a rustic table

Air Fryer Simply Seasoned Chickpeas

A perfect portable snack these simply seasoned chickpeas tossed in olive oil then cooked to crispy perfection in the air fryer are a great afternoon snack or a quick meal substitute between meetings or appointments! #mondayismeatloaf #airfryerchickpeas #airfryerchickpearecipe #airfryersnack #mealprep
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer chickpea recipe, air fryer chickpeas, air fryer recipe, air fryer snack
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Tina


  • 1 16-ounce can garbanzo beans drained
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Open can of Garbanzo beans, and drain. 
  • Combine Garbanzo beans, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl then toss to coat. 
  • Place in air fryer basket, do not preheat. Cook on 400-degrees for 8 minutes. Remove basket from air fryer, toss gently, and cook an additional 8 minutes on 400-degrees.
  • Remove from air fryer, and let cool. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to one week. Happy snacking!


Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g
Tried this recipe?Mention @MondayisMeatloaf or tag #mondayismeatloaf! I would love to see your amazing creations!

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