Crispy Air Fried Smoked Paprika Chickpeas

crispy smoked paprika and onion air fried chickpeas

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.

crispy air fried chickpeas


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Crispy Air Fried Paprika Chickpeas
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Cuisine: Vegan
  • 1 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion granules
  1. Pre-heat your air fryer for 3 minutes at 60C
  2. Put the chickpeas in a bowl, spray on some olive oil spray and mix in the smoked paprika and onion granules
  3. Spread evenly in the basket of your air fryer
  4. Air fry for 15 minutes at 200C, shaking half way through


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  1. Hahaha, I wouldn’t dare show anyone my keyboard! I adore smoked paprika and I bet these chickpeas are fabulous.I’ve been meaning to try some in the air fryer for ages – I could do with a healthier kind of snack.

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