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Roasted Chickpeas

March 14, 2019 (Last Updated: December 7, 2019)

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Roasted Chickpeas are a perfect crispy healthy snack

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

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Roasted Chickpeas in a small turquoise bowl.


If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or snap a picture and tag me on Instagram #beyondthechickencoop.

If you loved this recipe you’ll LOVE all the others in this category. Check out all my snack recipes. 

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

Roasted chickpeas in a small bowl

Roasted Chickpeas

A low fat snack made with chickpeas 
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 102 kcal


  • 2 whole cans chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt


  • Rinse chickpeas in a colander.
  • Soak chickpeas in cold water for 5 minutes.
  • Rinse and drain again.
  • Dry lightly with a clean towel or paper towel. Be careful you don't smash chickpeas.
  • Spread evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 30 minutes. Stir gently half-way through cooking time to avoid burning.
  • Turn oven off and let sit for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Taste for doneness. You want a dry chickpea.
  • Place in a bowl.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and stir. Add seasoning and stir again. Place back on baking sheet.
  • Return for oven for 5-10 minutes.
  • Let cool.
  • Store in an airtight container.


I used two 16 oz canned beans


Calories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSodium: 303mgPotassium: 157mgFiber: 4gVitamin A: 15IUCalcium: 38mgIron: 1.4mg
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Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Recipe Adapted from pancake warriors.




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  • Reply
    November 10, 2020 at 9:56 am

    On step 11 when you return them to the oven for 5-10 minutes does the oven need to be on at 450 still? They’re already pretty dry and crunchy. Will that overdo it? Or can I just have them sit in the oven while it’s off but still warm ? Thanks

    • Reply
      November 10, 2020 at 4:59 pm

      Great question! I do usually leave the oven off and just allow the chickpeas to further crisp, if needed.

  • Reply
    April 25, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Can you use fresh garbanzo beans?

    • Reply
      April 25, 2019 at 3:48 pm

      Hi Peggy,
      I have not tried using fresh garbanzo beans. Let me know if you give it a try. I’d like to know if they work.

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

    5 stars
    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
      March 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

      I think you’ve got a great memory! 🙂

  • Reply
    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
      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

    5 stars
    Great for a snack for grandkids and or grown ups

    • Reply
      March 19, 2019 at 5:10 am

      Everyone loves that crunchy bite.

  • Reply
    March 16, 2019 at 2:08 am

    5 stars
    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

    5 stars
    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
      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

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

    • Reply
      March 14, 2019 at 6:23 am

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

  • Reply
    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
      March 12, 2016 at 7:14 am

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

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