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Air Fried Corn Nuts
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Air Fried Corn Nuts

This simple and really tasty snack recipe for Air Fried Corn Nuts is easy and is gluten free, vegan, and low in fat. Share this simple snack with others!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Soak corn overnight8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Search Result: air fried, air fryer, corn nut, easy, gluten free, snack
Servings: 12



  • Prepare your corn (hominy) as described above by soaking them in water overnight. Then allow the corn to dry out on paper towels or a kitchen towel for about a half hour, padding them down as needed.
  • Preheat your air fryer to 400. I like to give my basket a quick spray with nonstick as well.

    air fryer
  • In a large bowl, whisk or use a fork to mix together your seasoning and the oil. Then transfer the kernels to the bowl, tossing them in the oil and seasonings. Use a large spoon to transfer spoonfuls of the kernels to the air fryer basket and then spread them evenly into a flat layer in the basket.
    olive oil
  • Bake the kernels for ten minutes. Shake the basket and continue to bake for another 10-12 minutes or until done. Tip: shake a third time if needed to prevent burning. While your kernels are baking, you can line a baking sheet with a couple of layers of paper towels or clean lint-free kitchen towel. When the kernels are done baking, transfer them to the towels and allow them to cool.
    Air Fried Corn Nuts

Recipe Notes

As mentioned above, corn nuts are made from using large white corn kernels. Even just as popular is to actually use hominy.
Also mentioned, there is a bit of preparation that needs to be done before you make these corn nuts.
You will need to soak your kernels overnight in water to rehydrate. To do so simply place the kernels in a large bowl and cover the bowl with water. Let the kernels soak overnight. Then in the morning, simply drain the corn and spread them evenly over a few stacked paper towels or kitchen towel to dry, padding them down as needed with another towel, (a half-hour should work).
*Please check the nutritional labels to assure that you are sticking to your diet restrictions for any substitutions used.
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Please see the recipe post for further details on this recipe.
Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that are used.
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Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
Please note: Nutritional data has been calculated using a tool that comes with this recipe card and not by me. This means that Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that you use. The accuracy of this tool may differ from other tools as expected. Also note that there is no instructional value to the video that may be attached to this recipe. It is only there for visual pleasure. For more information about the images in this recipe, please refer the the recipe instructions. Thank you!

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