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Chickpea breadcrumbs

Chickpea Breadcrumbs (Air Fryer Recipe!)

Watch as Chef Dawn prepares our Chickpea Breadcrumbs in an air fryer - quick-and-easy!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Soaking Time (for beans) 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2.25 Cups


  • 1 cup dried chickpeas
  • 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Sort through the chickpeas and remove any stones or grit. Rinse well. Place the chickpeas in a bowl and add enough water to cover by a few inches. Cover with a bamboo mat or a towel. Set aside at a room temperature to soak overnight or for at least 8 hours.
  • Preheat an air fryer to 325°F.
  • Drain the chickpeas well. Spread them on an absorbent towel and pat dry with another towel.
  • Toss the chickpea crumbs with olive oil and salt, then add to your air fryer basket.
  • Air fry for 20-30 minutes, tossing halfway through cooking to prevent the chickpeas from sticking together or burning on one side.
  • Remove the chickpeas from the air fryer basket and place on a paper towel to cool. Once cooled slightly, place them in a food processor and pulse until you have a fine bread crumb consistency.
  • Make sure bread crumbs are dry and cooled before storing in an airtight container in the cupboard for up to 3 months.


Nutrition (Per 1 Tablespoon)

Calories: 22
Protein: 1g
Carbs: 4g
Fat 1g
Keyword Grain-Free, Quick and Easy, Slow Carbohydrates