Roasted Chickpeas

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Roasted Chickpeas are full of flavor and perfectly crispy. Toss them in a salad or snack on them plain for a high protein and fiber snack.

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Easy oven Roasted Chickpeas

Chickpea, also known as garbanzo beans, are so versatile. They’re great in their simple original form for adding to soups, curry, salads… but they’re so good pureed into hummus or baked to create a crispy savory snack or salad topping.

Did you know making Roasted Chickpeas is so incredibly easy?! We are going to show you today just how simple they are.

Make a batch of them so you have a healthy snack on hand for when hunger strikes.

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How to Make Roasted Chickpeas:

DRAIN & RINSE. Drain and then rinse the canned chickpeas. You can stop rinsing the peas when there are no longer bubbles. Pour the rinsed beans onto a towel and dry them off as well as possible and then spread onto a rimmed baking sheet.

BAKE. Bake the beans for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F. Be sure to give the pan a shake halfway through cooking. This will make sure they get cooked more evenly.

SEASON THE BEANS. Carefully pour the beans into a heat safe bowl and then drizzle on the oil. Use a spoon to toss the beans and coat them in the oil. Sprinkle on all the spices and toss again.

BAKE AGAIN. Pour the beans back onto the pan and roast for 10-15 more minutes until crispy. Again, shake the pan halfway through.

How to make Roasted Chickpeas Crispy? The method used in this recipe results in the best crispy/crunchy chickpeas. Before adding any oil or seasoning, the chickpeas are roasted for 20 minutes. This helps to dry the chickpeas.

If the oil is added before they are completely dry, all the water won’t be able to escape to create a crunchy roasted chickpea. After the 20 minutes, then the oil and seasonings are added and the chickpeas are roasted for an additional 10-15 minutes until nice and crispy.

Roasted chickpeas snack on pan

more chickpeas seasonings

There are other seasonings you can use to change up the flavors of these roasted garbanzo beans. Feel free to use any combination of seasonings you’d like. Here are a few other versions:

  • Thai: 1 teaspoon curry powder + 1/2 teaspoon cumin + 1/2 teaspoon turmeric + 1/8 cayenne pepper
  • Salt & Pepper: 1/2 teaspoon salt + 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Garlic: 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder + 1/8 teaspoon onion powder + 1/2 teaspoon salt

Roasted Chickpeas recipe in white bowl

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Roasted Chickpeas

5 from 6 votes

Roasted Chickpeas are full of flavor and perfectly crispy. Toss them in a salad or snack on them plain for a high protein and fiber snack.

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2 14 ounce can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Dry chicken peas on a towel (it's okay if they're still slightly wet) and spread onto a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes, giving the pan a shake halfway through.
  2. Remove pan from oven and carefully pour chickpeas into a bowl. Drizzle on the olive oil. Use a spoon to toss the beans and coat them in the oil. Sprinkle on all the spices and toss again until evenly coated. Pour the seasoned chickpeas back onto the pan and bake 10-15 more minutes or until crispy.
  3. Let cool. Eat plain, or in a salad or wrap. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Author

Melanie Dueck

Melanie is the cook and photographer behind the blog Garnish & Glaze. When she’s not playing princesses with her two little girls, she’s experimenting in the kitchen. She takes simple ingredients and creates everything from healthy dinners to indulgent desserts.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love salads for luNch and im always on the lookout for new ingredients to change things up. These chickpeas are perfect for that!