Air Fryer Spicy Roasted Peanuts


These peanuts are crunchy, spicy, salty, and addictive. I like to portion them out into plastic zip bags to take to work as an afternoon snack.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 teaspoons seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 8 ounces raw Spanish peanuts

  • salt to taste


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C).

  2. Whisk together olive oil, seafood seasoning, and cayenne pepper together in a large bowl. Add peanuts and stir until peanuts are evenly coated. Transfer peanuts to the air fryer basket.

  3. Cook peanuts in the air fryer for 10 minutes. Toss and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

  4. Remove the basket from the air fryer and salt peanuts to taste. Toss peanuts one last time and cook 5 additional minutes. Transfer peanuts to a paper towel lined plate and let cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

193 Calories
17g Fat
5g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 193
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Sodium 229mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 208mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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