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Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas in a small bowl

Roasted Chickpeas are a perfect crispy healthy snack

This post was originally published in March of 2016. The post has been updated.

Roasted Chickpeas in a glass crock

Every once in a while, I find something that I have to try right away.  These Roasted Chickpeas are one of those things!  

Are chickpeas healthy for you?

Chickpeas are a legume and are high in protein, fiber and are also high in many vitamins and minerals. 

A handful of roasted chickpeas

I’m glad I gave these roasted chickpeas a try.  They are totally addicting.

What are roasted chickpeas?

Roasted chickpeas are an oven roasted chickpea that is cooked until dry and crispy.

These crispy chickpeas remind me a bit of corn nuts.  

They have that great crunchy texture, but they aren’t fried…nope….just baked to a perfect crispness.

A small bowl fill with crispy chickpeas

What type of seasoning do I use?

I seasoned these with just salt.  But really, the possibilities are endless.

  •  Salt and Pepper
  • Garlic Salt
  • Seasoning Salt
  • Smokey Paprika
  • Taco Seasoning

Crispy garbanzo beans scattered on a wooden board

What type of oil do I use?

I used olive oil, but you could also use canola or vegetable oil.

What is the difference between chickpeas and garbanzo beans?

There is no difference between chickpeas and garbanzo beans except the name. Chickpeas is an English name and garbanzo bean is a Spanish name for the legume.

 

The most difficult part of making these roasted chickpeas is obtaining the perfect dryness without burning them.  Not to worry though…you don’t have to watch these roasting peas like a hawk.  

They don’t burn super fast like roasting nuts.  You do have to taste the chickpeas to see if they are done.  You want a nice crispy crunch, not a soft toothy texture.

 Just pop them back in the oven if they aren’t crispy and check them again in about 5 minutes.

Other recipes using chickpeas include roasted garlic hummus, beet hummus and red pepper hummus

 

Roasted chickpeas served in a small turquoise bowl

5 from 7 votes
Roasted chickpeas in a small bowl
Roasted Chickpeas
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

A low fat snack made with chickpeas 

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: roasted chickpeas
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 102 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 2 whole cans chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Rinse chickpeas in a colander.
  2. Soak chickpeas in cold water for 5 minutes.
  3. Rinse and drain again.
  4. Dry lightly with a clean towel or paper towel. Be careful you don't smash chickpeas.
  5. Spread evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 30 minutes. Stir gently half-way through cooking time to avoid burning.
  7. Turn oven off and let sit for an additional 15 minutes.
  8. Taste for doneness. You want a dry chickpea.
  9. Place in a bowl.
  10. Drizzle with olive oil and stir. Add seasoning and stir again. Place back on baking sheet.
  11. Return for oven for 5-10 minutes.
  12. Let cool.
  13. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe Notes

I used two 16 oz canned beans

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Chickpeas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Potassium 157mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Calcium 3.8%
Iron 7.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe Adapted from pancake warriors.

 

 

 

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32 Comments

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    March 18, 2019 at 3:35 am


    I remember when you posted these before, Kathy! That either means I have a good memory…or I’m just getting old. Haha! Either way, this is a great reminder of a very tasty snack. I wonder if Robbie would like roasted chickpeas? He loves crunchy things, so I might have to make him a batch soon! Great photos!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

      I think you’ve got a great memory! 🙂

  • Reply
    Cheryl
    March 17, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    I make chickpeas in my Instant Pot and I’ve baked them a few times, trying different seasonings. I’ve never really been happy with the roasted chickpeas. I guess I just like them after they’re cooked for salads and sandwiches. I’ve never been a corn nut person either, so maybe that’s why! I did see a roasted chick pea recipe not so long ago that suggested maple syrup and cinnamon for seasonings, so maybe I should give them a shot!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

      I still need to try making them in my instant pot!

  • Reply
    Fred G
    March 17, 2019 at 6:19 am


    Great for a snack for grandkids and or grown ups

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 19, 2019 at 5:10 am

      Everyone loves that crunchy bite.

  • Reply
    Harshad
    March 16, 2019 at 2:08 am


    This is an interesting recipe, Kathy!

    I have tasted the roasted Chickpeas before, but I didn’t know how to make them at home. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’ll definitely try it out soon!

  • Reply
    Kelly | Foodtasia
    March 15, 2019 at 8:27 pm


    Kathy, I’ve seen roasted chickpeas so many times but I’ve never made them. I’m so addicted to salty snacks and this would be perfect. And they’re so easy to make!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 19, 2019 at 5:16 am

      I have that same salty addiction! These roasted chickpeas are a perfect solution.

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    March 14, 2019 at 6:12 am


    Love roasted chick peas Kathy! And your ideas for seasonings too.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 14, 2019 at 6:23 am

      Thanks Mary Ann! They are a fun little snack – and so delicious too!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    March 11, 2016 at 7:00 am

    I’ve never roasted chickpeas before, but I’ve always wanted to. These look so good. And adding a little taco seasoning does sound yummy!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 12, 2016 at 7:14 am

      You need to give them a try. You’re gonna love ’em!

  • Reply
    All That I'm Eating
    March 11, 2016 at 6:47 am

    What a good idea! Would love to try these.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 12, 2016 at 7:15 am

      You need to make them. So easy and so delicious!

  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    March 10, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Roasted chickpeas are my favorite snacks, Kathy. Yours look and sounds absoluelty divine.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 11, 2016 at 4:52 am

      I must be the last to know about roasted chickpeas! How could I have been missing out all these years?

  • Reply
    Ashley
    March 10, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Chickpeas are a HUGE favorite at our house! And like this?? So pop-able!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 11, 2016 at 4:52 am

      I have a tough time stopping eating them!

  • Reply
    Kim | Low Carb Maven
    March 10, 2016 at 9:53 am


    I love roasted chickpeas. They are so delicious that my family eats them up before I get to have any. It’s hard to stop eating them once you start, right? I just want to say that your pictures are so pretty. Thanks for sharing one of my favorite snacks!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 11, 2016 at 4:54 am

      Very addicting…at least they are healthy!

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    March 10, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Roasted chickpeas are crazy addictive! they are one of my all time favorite snacks and yours look perfect! Crispy and delicious!! Cheers, friend!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 11, 2016 at 4:55 am

      I never even knew these little treasures existed until just recently. I’ve got snacking time to makeup!

  • Reply
    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    March 10, 2016 at 7:03 am

    Roasted chick peas are the BEST! A definitely healthy treat. 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 11, 2016 at 4:55 am

      I love the crunch, crunch, crunch…

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    March 10, 2016 at 4:48 am

    I love roasted chickpeas! They are totally one of my favorite healthy snacks. But it’s been a while since we’ve made them…and clearly I need to fix that problem. Thanks for reminding me! Your batch looks delicious!! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 11, 2016 at 4:56 am

      This was my first time making them…definitely hooked.

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    March 10, 2016 at 4:24 am

    A restaurant I go to always serves these in a little bowl on the table with some bread. They season them with Italian seasoning and they are delicious. I’ve always wanted to make them at home myself! So glad you posted this recipe Kathy! Can’t wait to try!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 11, 2016 at 4:56 am

      Ooohhh….Italian seasoning….I’m going to need to try that one!

  • Reply
    [email protected]
    March 9, 2016 at 9:20 am


    I love roasted chickpeas Kathy. The only sad part about these is that I don’t make them often cause they never last at my place and I am the only one who eats them too! So once I make them, I nibble on them all the time until they are finished! Yours look super crunchy!

  • Reply
    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    March 9, 2016 at 5:12 am

    I love making these! Chickpeas are so good for you so I don’t mind eating a bowlful all myself 🙂 Gotta love healthy and tasty snacks!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 9, 2016 at 5:38 am

      They are so addictive…At least it’s guilt free snacking!

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