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Air Fried Cinnamon and Sugar Chickpeas

These air fried chickpeas are great alternative to salty, greasy chips. Air Frying the chickpeas gives them a crispier texture than frying or microwaving.
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time16 minutes
Course: snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fried chickpeas, air fryer chickpeas
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 239cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $1.25


  • Air Fryer
  • spray olive oil mister (not cooking spray)
  • Medium bowl
  • spoon


  • 15.5 ounces chickpeas rinsed, drained, and patted dry
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil mister


  • Open a can of chickpeas over a colander, rinse, and drain them. Pat them dry with a clean towel to remove excess moisture. Mix cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl, and set aside.
  • Spread chickpeas on the air fryer basket evenly. Set the air fryer to 380°F. and put the timer on 15 minutes. You will be drying your chickpeas for 5 minutes to help remove any excess moisture before adding the oil, and spice.
  • At the 5-minute mark, remove the air fryer basket, and spray the chickpeas with oil. You want to make sure you coat them well. Use a rubber spatula to move them around. Return the tray/basket to the fryer, and continue cooking for 8 minutes with a quick stir at the 5-minute mark.
  • At the 13-minute mark, remove the chickpea basket/tray from the air fryer, sprinkle with half the cinnamon and sugar, and cook for an additional 2 minutes (15 in total). Once done, remove chickpeas from the air fryer, and toss chickpeas with the remaining cinnamon and sugar; enjoy warm.


Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide. 
Bake in the Oven
If you want to roast your chickpeas in the oven follow this crunchy oven-baked chickpeas recipe. Or, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the rinsed, and patted dry chickpeas to the lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove chickpeas from the oven, and coat with oil, then cinnamon and sugar. Return the pan to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes at 400 degrees F. Enjoy warm!
To Store Chickpeas
Store air fried chickpeas in a container with a lid or sealed plastic bag at room temperature for up to 2 days. These will rapidly lose their crispness, but can be re-toasted in the air fryer for 2 minutes at 350 degrees F.


Serving: 4servings | Calories: 239cal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg