The incredible chickpea- full of protein and fiber, low in calories, chickpeas are a smart snacking choice. I tried this easy air fryer recipe and discovered that it satisfied my craving for a crunchy, salty treat. Of course, the seasoning possibilities are endless, for example, you could go for cinnamon and sugar if you're after something sweet. Another, not insignificant, plus is that chickpeas are inexpensive. It took under 20 minutes from start to finish, with almost zero effort. So, yeah, I'm sold!
I followed the recipe as closely as possible (my air fryer has multiple settings- I chose the french fry setting). Basically, you rinse the beans and put them in the air fryer at 390 F for a total of 17 minutes. At 5 minutes, remove and spray with oil, return them to the air fryer for 10 minutes, add your spices, then let it go for 2 more minutes. That's it. I will experiment with the cooking time and possibly the settings, as I thought they may have been slightly overdone. I may also adjust the timing of adding the oil and seasonings.
Important to note- it passed the kid test; the two in my kitchen gobbled them up. The one negative comment I have is they were a bit dry. This may be remedied by simply taking them out sooner. I will comment below to let you know how it goes next time. I invite you to do the same.
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