Air Fryer-Roasted Peanuts Recipe

Air Fryer-Roasted Peanuts Recipe is an easy and quick dish perfect for snacks or appetizers you can easily make at home. This air fryer recipe is so convenient that you might make it every day!

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Experience how savory peanuts can be with this dish. After this, you will certainly find yourself buying peanuts to air fry!

How to Make Air Fryer-Roasted Peanuts

Prepare the best-tasting peanuts in just minutes by following along with this Air Fryer-Roasted Peanuts Recipe!

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Peanuts have mildly sweet and earthly flavors and a lovely texture that gets better when you roast them. Cooking them can bring out natural undertones to make each piece savory. 

Even with one ingredient, you will realize how aromatic the peanuts can be. Moreover, their small size makes them convenient for snacking and even ingredients for other dishes. 

In addition, peanuts can aid in heart function, weight loss, cancer prevention, and more. These peanuts are also some of my go-to ingredients for Granola Bars, Peanut Butter, and Banana Bread!

You can also enjoy roasted peanuts as a side dish with Roasted Plantain, Soft Bread, and more. The possibilities are endless with this Air Fryer-Roasted Peanuts Recipe!


Check out how easy this Air Fryer-Roasted Peanuts recipe is!


  1. Use a spatula to spread the raw peanuts in the air fryer basket evenly.
  2. Set the air fryer at 200°C and air fry for 8 minutes.
  3. Then, toss the peanuts around at the 4-minute mark.
  4. Allow them to cool and spread them on a tray.
  5. Peel them by rubbing them between your hands.
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  1. Place the air fryer rack inside the air fryer.
  2. Put a heat-proof plate on top and spread the peanuts on the plate.
  3. Set the air fryer at the lowest temperature and air fry for 1 minute.
  4. Allow the fan to blow away the seed coats. Alternatively, put a splatter guard on top of the air fryer.
  5. Then, use a blow dryer to separate the seed coats.
  6. Store the nuts in a resealable bag or glass jar, or serve in a bowl!

Was it as easy as you expected it to be? Now, you won’t ever have to run out of these roasted peanuts. Let your air fryer save the day!


How to Buy and Store Peanuts

  • These are readily available in supermarkets.
  • Select packages with healthy-looking peanuts without holes, insects, or discoloration.
  • You may opt for shelled or unshelled varieties as long as they are not shriveled in texture. 
  • Unopened raw peanuts can be stored in their original packaging.
  • Once you open them, transfer them to an airtight container or in resealable bags to store in a dry area or the refrigerator.
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How to Peel Peanuts

Peeling them can take lots of time, so check out these tips on how to peel peanuts easily after you try this Air Fryer-Roasted Peanuts recipe.

Unshelled peanuts
  1. If the peanuts are still in the pods, then locate the indentation on the shell.
  2. Squeeze it with your thumbs until it breaks into two.
  3. They will come out easily.
  4. Collect the pieces in a bowl to roast. 
Shelled peanuts
  1. Arrange them on a baking tray.
  2. Roast them in an air fryer, oven, or pan.
  3. Allow them to cool, and rub them between your hands for easy peeling.
  4. Continue doing this until all of them are peeled to your preferences. 

Use a blow dryer to blow the skin away. It is best to do this on the tray on the floor for easy cleaning. It also saves you time and effort. 

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Air Fryer-Roasted Peanuts Variations

Using a single ingredient doesn’t mean having only one flavor. If you want added intensity, season the roasted peanuts with salt, dried herbs, or your favorite spices. 

You can also sprinkle sugar for a caramelized texture and flavor. Aside from sugar, you can also use butter, honey, vanilla extract, or cinnamon. This Air Fryer-Roasted Peanuts recipe is easily customizable!

Alternative Ways to Roast Peanuts

In the oven 
  1. Distribute the peanuts in a single layer on a skillet.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  3. Cook the peanuts for up to 20 minutes or until brown.
  4. Season it with salt and toss it together.
  5. Allow it to cool, and transfer it to a container to store. 
In a pan
  1. Spread the peanuts in a heated skillet pan.
  2. Cover it with a lid.
  3. Cook for 10 minutes, depending on the stove’s heat.
  4. Wait until they turn brown.
  • Air fryer: Cook the Air Fryer-Roasted Peanuts in the air fryer.
  • Spatula: Mix the ingredients as they cook in the air fryer. 
  • Container: Once cooked, transfer them to a container to store them. 
  • Tray: Peel the peanuts on a tray.
  • Splatter guard: Use the splatter screen to keep your kitchen counter clear of seed coats.

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How to Serve Air Fryer-Roasted Peanuts

Air Fryer-Roasted Peanuts make excellent snacks or appetizers. One of the best things about them is that they are versatile ingredients for other condiments or dishes such as butter, oil, garri smoothie, and more. 

It’s perfect for salads, sauces, desserts, pastries, vegetables, granola bars, relish, etc. Limit your daily intake to a handful. Take caution when feeding this to kids because these are common allergens.

Storage Tips

Quick Tip!

  • In the fridge: Place the roasted peanuts in containers and refrigerate for up to 6 months. 
  • To freeze: Package the roasted ones in the freezer bags and freeze them to last up to 2 years. Defrost them at room temperature. Otherwise, re-roast them in the air fryer, oven, or pan for a few minutes.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are air fryer-roasted peanuts healthy?

Air fryer-roasted peanuts provide your body with vital nutrients. Whether peanuts are roasted, boiled, or raw, they contain the same amount of nutrition – calories, carbs, protein, fiber, and more. Roasted peanuts are also a good source of iron, protein, and healthy fat.

Are air fryer-roasted peanuts healthier than regular peanuts?

Air fryer-roasted peanuts are not healthier than regular peanuts. However, they have better taste because you can season them as your roast. Raw peanuts have less calories but both raw and roasted peanuts have a high fat content.

How many peanuts can I eat a day?

Nuts Pick suggests eating about 42 grams of peanuts daily. They may be healthy but you should still eat them in moderation.

How long does it take to roast peanuts?

It depends on the quantity and how you cook it, but air fryer-roasted peanuts take about 8 to 10 minutes to roast. Oven-roasted peanuts take about 15 minutes to roast. Pan-roasted peanuts take about 20 minutes to roast.

No, it is not necessary to soak the peanuts. It is only recommended for nuts still in their shells.

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Air Fryer-Roasted Peanuts

Make oil-free, quick, and easy Air Fryer-Roasted Peanuts for healthy snacking in minutes!
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 2 cups
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine South America
Calories 4kcal


  • 2 cups peanuts


  • Roast the peanuts.
    Add raw peanuts to the air fryer basket.
    Use a spatula to spread the peanuts in the air fryer basket evenly. 
    Set the air fryer at 200°C (or 400°F) and the cooking time to 8 minutes.
    Air fry the peanuts. Shake, toss or mix the peanuts with a spatula for even browning at the 4-minute mark.
    Continue air-fry for another 4 minutes or until they are perfectly roasted.
    Once completely roasted, set aside to cool at room temperature.
  • Peel the peanuts. 
    Spread the roasted peanuts on a tray
    Take a handful of the peanuts and peel the seed coats by rubbing them between your hands.
    Repeat this process until the seed coats are completely peeled off the peanuts.
  • Separate the peanuts from the seed coats
    Air fryer method
    Place the air fryer rack in the air fryer pot. 
    Place a heat-proof plate on the rack and spread the roasted peanuts on the plate. 
    Set the air fryer at the lowest temperature (150 ºC) and air fry for 1 minute. 
    Allow the fan to blow away the seed coats into the pot.
    Blow dryer method
    Alternatively, place a splatter screen on top of the air fryer and use a blow dryer to separate the seed coats from the peanuts. (See note 1 tip)
    Was it as easy as you expected it to be? Now, you won't ever have to run out of these roasted snacks or ingredients. Let your air fryer save the day!
  • Store the roasted peanuts.
    Store the peeled peanuts in an airtight container or glass jar for freshness, or serve in a bowl.



  • For the blow dryer method, you can use a big bow or pot instead of an air fryer pot to collect the seed costs during separation.
  • After roasting the peanuts, let them cool and run them between your hands to remove the skin (seed coats).
  • Store them in the freezer to last up to 2 years.


Calories: 4kcalCarbohydrates: 0.1gProtein: 0.2gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 0.2mgPotassium: 5mgFiber: 0.1gCalcium: 1mgIron: 0.03mg
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