Quick and Easy Roasted Chickpeas (what a snack)

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Quick and easy roasted chickpeas must be added to your long list of snacks because these roasted chickpeas are easy to prepare, a good source of protein, fiber and can be flavored easily.

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These little pods are naturally gluten-free and so versatile, did you know that chickpeas are the main ingredient when making hummus? A simple mediterranean/middle eastern dip and spread and is a staple in the household too.

If you are looking for a healthy snack that you can just toss easily in the oven, prepare in advance, and munch for a few days, or actually good in one sitting you should try these roasted chickpeas that are crisp and delicious.

The best thing about chickpeas, you can add them into anything aside from roasting them and eating alone. Saute it and add as toppings with your baked or steamed sweet potatoes, roast chickpeas and top in your salad or tacos and even add them straight to soups while cooking.

Another good thing about chickpeas if you bought it in a can, the liquid inside can be used to make mayo or use in your baking. Therefore you only need to throw the can and it’s a win-win in the kitchen.

If you are not a fan of canned chickpeas you can buy dried chickpeas and soak them overnight and dry with a clean kitchen towel the following day before baking. Just note that the process is longer because you need to soak them, dry up then bake. There’s no need to cook the chickpeas before baking.

How long should I bake chickpeas?

You can bake chickpeas in a lower temperature of 350℉ (176℃) for about 40-50 minutes or at 400℉ to 425℉ (220℃) for 30 minutes to get that crispy roasted chickpeas.

How to make chickpeas crispy?

The secret to getting crispy roasted chickpeas is making sure that the chickpeas are dry enough before adding olive oil and baking them in the oven. It takes a little patience to ensure you dry them with a clean towel and without breaking them.

You can also allow it to dry in the air naturally by leaving for a few minutes and you can remove the loose excess skins of the chickpeas, or leave it there if you prefer. 

Garbanzos or Chickpeas, which one to get?

Maybe you are asking me now what’s the difference between chickpeas and garbanzos. Well, Garbanzos or garbanzo beans is the spanish term for chickpeas, while chickpeas on the other hand is the most common term used while in India chickpeas are also called desi chana.

There is no difference at all except the name and also it belongs to the same family of legumes. If you want to know the nutrients content of chickpeas do check my article about the best plant-based sources of protein.

Benefits of Chickpeas

  • Rich in protein and fiber
  • Thanks to its nutrients it can help control your appetite, makes you feel full longer
  • It has a low glycemic index
  • Cheap and very easy to include in your meals.

For the other benefits, you can check healthline.com

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Quick and Easy Roasted Chickpeas

Ingredients

  • 1 15oz or 439g chickpeas
  • 1/2 tbsp -1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • spices and herbs (cumin, chili powder, paprika, parsley, curry powder, thyme)

Instructions

  • Open a can of chickpeas, using a strainer drain the chickpeas and keep the liquid(aquafaba) for making mayo or use in your baking.
  • Wash chickpeas and place them in a tray to dry using a clean kitchen towel.
  • While waiting to dry, preheat the oven to 425℉. Prepare your baking pan and place a parchment paper or baking silicone mat.
  • Once the oven is preheated, transfer the chickpeas to the prepared baking pan and drizzle some olive oil toss it together and sprinkle salt toss again to evenly distribute oil and salt.
  • Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes. I like tossing them halfway just to balance roasting the chickpeas.
  • Once done, remove from the oven sprinkle with spices of your choice. I like chili powder and parsley. 
  • You can drizzle again a little olive oil and salt.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and eat right away.
  • If you want to keep half of it, place in a clean container with a loose cover.
crispy roasted chickpeas

Recipe Notes

  • I didn’t finish mine in one sitting so I placed it in a clean container with a tight lid. The following day it wasn’t crispy anymore but still good so try to put a loose cover if it will work.
  • Roasted chickpeas can also be put as toppings into a salad to replace croutons.
  • The herbs, spices, seasoning that you can use for these roasted chickpeas are not limited. You can try ground black pepper, powdered onion and garlic.

Nutrition

These quick and easy roasted chickpeas can yield up to 4 servings with 23 calories per serving. Total Fat 1.8g | Saturated Fat 0.3g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 312mg | Total Carbohydrate 1.6g | Dietary Fiber 0.3g | Total Sugars 0.g | Protein 0.4g | Vitamin D 0mcg | Calcium 2mg | Iron 0mg | Potassium 12mg

Nutrition calculation is based on using an online calculator (verywellfit) and for reference use only.

quick and easy roasted chickpeas

Quick and Easy Roasted Chickpeas

These quick and easy roasted chickpeas are high in fiber and protein, it is easy to flavor with herbs, spices and seasoning
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 38 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 23 kcal

Equipment

  • strainer
  • measuring spoons
  • can opener
  • baking tray
  • parchment paper or silicone mat

Ingredients
  

  • 15 oz chickpeas ( 1 can or 439g)
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil (up to 1 tbsp)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch spices and herbs (cumin, chili powder, paprika, parsley, curry powder, thyme)

Instructions
 

  • Open a can of chickpeas, using a strainer drain the chickpeas and keep the liquid(aquafaba) for making mayo or use in your baking.
  • Wash chickpeas and place in a tray to dry using a clean kitchen towel.
    chickpeas
  • While waiting to dry, preheat the oven to 425℉. Prepare your baking pan and place a parchment paper or baking silicone mat.
  • Once the oven is preheated, transfer the chickpeas to the prepared baking pan and drizzle some olive oil toss it together and sprinkle salt toss again to evenly distribute oil and salt.
    chickpeas for baking
  • Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes. I like tossing them halfway just to balance roasting the chickpeas.
  • Once done, remove from the oven sprinkle with spices of your choice. I like chili powder and parsley.
  • You can drizzle again a little olive oil and salt.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and eat right away.
    crispy roasted chickpeas
  • If you want to keep half of it, place in a clean container with a loose cover.

Notes

Recipe Notes
  • I didn’t finish mine in one sitting so I placed it in a clean container with a tight lid. The following day it wasn’t crispy anymore but still good so try to put a loose cover if it will work.
  • Roasted chickpeas can also be put as toppings into a salad to replace croutons.
  • The herbs, spices, seasoning that you can use for these roasted chickpeas are not limited. You can try ground black pepper, powdered onion, and garlic.
 
Nutrition
These quick and easy roasted chickpeas can yield up to 4 servings with 23 calories per serving. Total Fat 1.8g | Saturated Fat 0.3g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 312mg | Total Carbohydrate 1.6g | Dietary Fiber 0.3g | Total Sugars 0.g | Protein 0.4g | Vitamin D 0mcg | Calcium 2mg | Iron 0mg | Potassium 12mg
Nutrition calculation is based on using an online calculator (verywellfit) and for reference use only.
 
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Published by therunningbaker24

A hobbyist by heart. A plantbased runner who enjoys dairy-free baking. I like to run and write on the sideline and recently discovered my fondness of baking and making guilt-free desserts. Just like running I get the same relaxing feeling when I bake.

27 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Roasted Chickpeas (what a snack)

  1. 5 stars
    Not just snack; sometimes they are enough for dinner when I feel peckish:)) Super yummy and healthy!! I normally roast them in a pan, but I’ll try your version too:)

  2. 5 stars
    Roasted chickpeas are such a lovely and healthy snack and it comes together so easily. I make them quite often and vary a lot in spices and herbs.

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