Crispy Ranch Air Fryer Chickpeas – The Fitnessista

Sharing this quick and healthy snack recipe for crispy ranch air fryer chickpeas!

Hi hi! How is the day going? We’re chilling here at home and taking it easy today. I’ve been studying, cleaning, participating in therapy retail, and cooking some tasty eats. I made one of my favorite easy air fryer recipes, super delicious air fryer chickpeas, and wanted to share the recipe with you.

The kids and I LOVE the Bienas chickpea snacks (we order them from Thrive Market!) but they tend to be a little on the pricey side, especially when the three of us consume a bag in a single sitting. I was looking at them the other day and thought it would be a fun experiment to try roasting chickpeas to make them on my own.

It was way easier than I thought and I made a giant batch that we enjoyed yesterday afternoon. These will definitely be making another appearance as part of meal prep and packed lunch snacks for the kids.

Crispy Ranch Air Fryer Chickpeas

Crispy Ranch Air Fryer Chickpeas Seasoning

2 cans of chickpeas or garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

Avocado oil (you can also use olive oil)

Seasoning of choice. Since I did a version of homemade ranch seasoning by including onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, dried dill, dried chives, salt and pepper. You can also use ranch dressing mix or get wild and use Everything But the Bagel Seasoning, Dill Pickle seasoning, curry, anything you like!

How to make crispy air fryer chickpeas

Step one

Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Gently pat dry with a paper towel. Preheat the air fryer to 390.

Step two

Lightly coat the chickpeas with a drizzle of oil and make sure that they’re fully coated.

Step 3

Make the seasoning mix in a separate bowl. Stir well and sprinkle the chickpeas with the seasoning mix.

Step four

Add the chickpeas to the air fryer, and make sure they’re evenly spread out into a single layer. Gently season with salt and pepper.

Step five

Air fry for 12-15 minutes, shaking the air fryer basket every so often, until golden and crispy, about 12-15 minutes.

Here’s the full recipe if you want to give it a try!


Crispy Ranch Air Fryer Chickpeas

A super delicious and healthy homemade snack that the whole family will love!

  • Author: Gina Harney // The Fitnessista
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12-15 minutes
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

2 cans of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

avocado oil

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon chives

1/4 teaspoon dried parsley

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (optional but really adds a blast of flavor)

1/2 teaspoon dried dill

Salt and pepper

Preheat the air fryer to 390.

In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas and all of the seasonings. Season well with salt and pepper.

Air fry for 12-15 minutes, making sure to shake the air fryer basket occasionally. Remove when they’re golden brown and crispy!

Top with additional seasoning as needed. Let cool slightly before serving.


Store any leftovers in a sealed container. They should last 3-5 days.

And a short how-to video:

Tips for using the air fryer:

– Don’t be scared! I was intimidated for a long time, and I also didn’t think it would be “worth it” as far as counter space goes. Its worth it. We use it almost every day and it’s especially amazing for anything frozen, like fries and veggies. Potatoes are an air fryer dream, let me tell ya.

– Make sure there’s room in the air fryer basket for air to circulate. You don’t want to pack it completely.

– If you’re looking for an easier cleaning option, you can get some air fryer parchment.

A question for my air fryer friends: my only slight gripe is that ours is coated with a nonstick Teflon-ish material. I’m looking for one with a stainless steel basket if you have any recommendations!

Please let me know if you give this recipe a try.

Have a wonderful day and I’ll see ya soon.



Don’t have an air fryer? No worries! You can make roast at 400 degrees on a cookie sheet for about 35 minutes. I have a BBQ chickpea recipe here!

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