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Roasted peanuts make a quick vegan and gluten-free snack. Peanuts can be roasted on the skillet, oven or in the air fryer. This is an easy recipe to make roasted peanuts in the air fryer with salt, pepper and red chili powder.
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Peanuts are great for snacking and munching. Roasted peanuts and boiled peanuts are my family's favorite. It is easy to make at home in a skillet, oven or in the air fryer.

I love making roasted peanuts in the air fryer as you don't need to monitor or stir it like on the skillet, and it is quicker than roasting in the oven.

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Ingredients for air fryer peanuts

Roasted peanuts make a great snack with very few pantry ingredients and any type of raw peanuts, with or without skin, whole or halved can be used.

Depending on your liking, different types of seasoning can be used for flavor. For this recipe, I have used salt, red chili powder, and black pepper.

Roasted peanuts in a bowl.

Roasted peanut flavors

Peanuts can be flavored with a variety of seasonings. The most common and popular are the salt-roasted peanuts.

In order to make them spicy, red chili powder and black pepper can be added while roasting. This is really one of my family favorites.

You can also try adding some honey to make honey-roasted peanuts. Another popular seasoning is Cajun seasoning.

The overall process of roasting the peanuts with different flavors is similar, all you need to ensure is that the peanuts are well coated while roasting.

How to salt raw peanuts?

Before roasting the peanuts in the air fryer, you will have to coat them well so they are flavored evenly.

Any seasonings like salt, red chili powder, or black pepper will not stick on the peanuts easily. Adding the seasonings to a little amount of oil helps in coating the peanuts well.

In a mixing bowl add some oil, seasoning, and mix it well. Now add the peanuts and mix well ensuring they get well coated.

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How to roast peanuts in an air fryer?

Peanuts can be roasted in the air fryer in just a few minutes. I have made this recipe in the Philips air fryer but it should work in any other air fryer too.

In a small bowl, mix some oil, red chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Add the raw peanuts and mix well ensuring that they are coated well.

Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 330 °F. Place the seasoned peanuts in the air fryer basket and roast for a few minutes until they are golden and you will see some oil oozing out.

The time it takes to roast peanuts in the air fryer depends on the quantity. One cup raw peanuts takes 5 minutes while, two cups take about 8 minutes in the air fryer.

Once the peanuts are roasted and hot, they will still be soft and chewy, so it is important to allow them to cool down completely.

Roasted peanuts in a bowl.

How to store roasted peanuts?

Roasted peanuts can be stored for about a month in air-tight containers or mason jars. Allow the roasted peanuts to cool down completely and then store them.

If you want to store it for a longer time then you can put it in the fridge in an airtight container.

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Air Fryer Roasted Peanuts

Roasted peanuts make a quick vegan and gluten-free snack. Peanuts can be roasted on the skillet, oven or in the air fryer. This is an easy recipe to make roasted peanuts in the air fryer with salt, pepper and red chili powder.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Alpa Jain

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 330 °F.
  • In a mixing bowl, add oil, salt, chili powder, black pepper and mix well.
  • Add the peanuts and mix well to ensure all the peanuts are coated with the oil and spices.
  • Air fry the peanuts for 8-10 minutes at 330 °F.
  • Shake the basket after 4-5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a bowl and allow the peanuts to cool down.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Roasted Peanuts
Amount per Serving
Calories
229
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
20
g
31
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
10
g
Sodium
 
221
mg
10
%
Potassium
 
242
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
8
g
3
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
Vitamin A
 
19
IU
0
%
Calcium
 
20
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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