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Air fryer Roasted Peanuts

Roasted Peanuts in air fryer are a breeze to make. They make for a perfect snack or accompaniment with drinks. Do try.
Course Accompaniment | Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer peanuts, air fryer roasted peanuts
recipe air fryer peanuts, air fryer roasted peanuts
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 222kcal
Author Rachna Parmar

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw peanuts 300 gm. or 10.5 oz.

Spice mix

  • 1 tsp. olive oil use more if needed
  • 1 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 390 F or 200 C for 3 minutes. Pour the peanuts in the air fryer basket.
  • Air fry for about 6-8 minutes till dark. Shake the basket a couple of times during the air frying time.
  • Pick out one peanut and check for doneness. If needed air fry for a couple of minutes more.
  • Take them out.
  • Please keep an eye on the peanuts. They go from just under to scorched within a couple of minutes.
  • I prefer to apply any seasoning after I am done roasting. This helps in preventing the spices from burning and bring out their flavor better.
  • You will need to use a bit of oil to help the seasoning stick better to the roasted peanuts. I use about 1 tsp.
  • You can use more depending upon your preference. You can also just add the spices as it is. But they don’t adhere much to the peanuts without oil.
  • I also use this method to roast peanuts. Then remove the skin and prepare peanut butter with these roasted peanuts. Easy and delicious.

Notes

1. Having roasted peanuts at hand is a convenient munchie to have. You can have them as is or refer to any of the spice combinations that have been shared just above the recipe card.
2. These roasted peanuts stay good for upto 5 days at room temperature in an airtight container.
3. You can use these roasted peanuts as a base for preparing homemade peanut butter or these delicious 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies.
4. Do refer to the video for more clarity.
5. Peanuts need a light brushing of oil for the spice mix to adhere. I add about a tsp. You can skip it if you are looking at an oil-free version and just mix the spices. They will not adhere well though.
6. During air frying do keep shaking the basket once every 3 minutes.
7. The peanuts turn out lovely and sweet after roasting. I really relish having them just the way they are without any seasoning too.

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg