I’ve been attempting to up my exercise lately, which is all well and good but, with exercise comes appetite and if I burn off 300 calories, it makes me want to eat 1,000, so some healthy snacks were needed to stop me munching on crisps and chocolate.
I bought a couple of packs of cereal bars in Tesco which were fab but, when I went to get some more, they’d gone up in price and I’m too tight to spend £2 on three little cereal bars and I didn’t fancy making my own so I decided to make some air-fried chickpeas in my Optimum HealthyFry and picked up a tin of chickpeas for 50p.
Since discovering smoked paprika last year, I add it to almost everything – I love its smoky, barbecue taste and I knew it would work well with chickpeas. As I rooted around my spice shelf for the paprika, I saw my jar of onion granules and decided to add some of that too. You can, of course, use any spices you fancy – curry, chilli or garlic, for example.
These air-fried chickpeas are crispy, savoury, incredibly moreish and now I’m thinking about them again, I’ve just nipped downstairs to grab a handful and now I’ve got paprika on the keyboard, dammit. If you like spicy nuts and nibbles (stop giggling, you mucky pups), you’ll love these.
- 1 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- Olive oil spray
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp onion granules
- Pre-heat your air fryer for 3 minutes at 60C
- Put the chickpeas in a bowl, spray on some olive oil spray and mix in the smoked paprika and onion granules
- Spread evenly in the basket of your air fryer
- Air fry for 15 minutes at 200C, shaking half way through
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