These roasted Air fryer Peanuts are the perfect snack for feeding a crowd or Netflix bing-watching. They are super quick, easy, and effortless to make. Raw Peanuts are roasted to perfection in the air fryer and then tossed in seasoning. Choose from plain salted, cajun spiced, masala peanuts and more for flavors.
Suitable for Gluten free, Low carb and Vegan diet.
About these Air fryer roasted Peanuts recipe
Roasted Peanuts are a delicious healthy snack that can be enjoyed for any and every occasion.Although it is easy to make on the skillet and oven, air frying the peanuts is the best thing I have discovered.
I make these healthy roasted peanuts every now and then. Sometimes just seasoned with salt and sometimes with cajun seasoning or even Indian spice mix. They are a convenient snack to carry on a road trip, enjoy on a game day, or even for Netflix binge-watching.
After the evenly roasting the peanuts, transfer them to a wide bowl or a plate to cool down.The peanuts tend to crisp as they cool down – so this step is extremely important to remember.
Transfer in air tight containers only after its completely cooled.
These roasted unshelled peanuts can be uses as a meal prep ingredient for Masala Peanuts, Sabudana Khichdi, Lemon rice or Coconut rice.
Indian Masala Peanuts recipe
Air fryer roasted peanuts are super handy for making masala peanuts. Place the roasted peanuts, diced onion, green chilli, tomato, lemon juice and coriander leaves. Toss them together and serve with pub drinks!
Flavor Variations for roasted peanuts
Use the cooking time and method as below in the recipe card to air fry peanuts.
Indian spiced Peanuts – 1 cup raw peanut, 1 tsp oil, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp chilli powder and 1 tsp chaat masala powder.
Peri Peri Peanuts – 1 cup raw peanut, 1 tsp peri peri seasoning, salt and pepper to taste and 1 tsp oil
Basic everyday Peanuts – 1 cup raw peanut, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 -1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp chilli powder and 1 tsp oil
Honey roasted Peanuts – Warm honey in a microwave safe bowl. Add salt as needed. Toss the roasted peanuts in the honey mixture and air fry for 3 more minutes at 165C.
Why you’ll love making Air fryer Peanuts at home?
Quick + Easy – Air frying is quicker and easier than in the oven or skillet. No babysitting or continuous stirring is required.
Inexpensive – So much cheaper and healthier to make at home, that you can ditch store-bought peanuts for snacking.
Healthy – You will use only a fraction of oil than you’d normally use.
Flavors– Perfect opportunity to flavor the peanuts to your liking. You can add spices or sweeten it – just your choice.
Edible Gift – They make fantastic holiday presents – be it Christmas, Diwali, or even the end of the year at school.
Dietary needs– Naturally Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, and Dairy-free
Peanuts -The recipe uses Raw Peanuts ( Unshelled ) easily available in grocery stores.
Oil – Any neutral flavor oil will be great for roasting. I like to use Sunflower oil or Olive Oil or Coconut Oil.
Seasoning of your choice – Choose from Plain Salted, Salt & Pepper, Cajun Seasoning, Peri Peri or Indian spiced for savory peanuts.
Air fried Peanuts can be very hot and will finish cooking as they cool. They also crisp in the process of cooling down.
Add the seasoning to the peanuts when they are still hot and then return to the air fryer to cook for a few more minutes.
Roast the raw peanuts in the air fryer and then season with flavors of your choice. By doing so, you can season with salt, spice, sweet or even herbs to the large cooked batches of peanuts.
Spruce eats shows how to make Oven roasted Shelled Peanuts and Unshelled Peanuts.
How to Store Air fryer roasted peanuts?
Store the roasted peanuts in an air tight jar for up to one month at room temperature or up to 6 months in the refrigerator.
I like to store the peanuts in Weck Jars, Ball Mason Jars and Kilner clip top jar.
Instant Pot Air fryers
I have been using Instant Air fryer Vortex 6 in 1 for the last 14 months and Vortex Dual Drawer Clear Cook for the last 3 months.
The Dual drawer gives me the convenience to cook two dishes at the same time. As you can see the popcorn cauliflower in the left basket and these roasted peanuts in the right.
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How to make roasted Peanuts in Air fryer?
Cajun roasted peanuts
- 125 g Raw peanuts 1 cup
- 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp Olive oil
- 125 g Raw peanuts 1 cup
- 1 tsp Olive oil
- ½-1 tsp salt
Plain roasted Peanuts
- 125 g Raw Peanuts (1 cup)
- Select Air Fry on the Vortex Air Fryer and set the temperature to 165°C and the time to 7 minutes.
- When prompted to add food, place the raw peanuts into the basket.
- When the air fry program has finished, transfer the peanuts to a bowl and add the spices, oil, and toss until well coated.
- Place the spiced peanuts back into the air fryer basket, and reselect Air Fry for 165°C, and adjust the time to 3 minutes.
- Allow the peanuts cool in a bowl before serving.