Crunchy roasted chickpeas are one of my fave snacks of all time.

They are:

  • dairy-free
  • gluten-free
  • sugar-free
  • full of fiber
  • filling
  • nutritious
  • delicious

Roasted chickpeas are much more nutritious than pretzels and chips.  They’re also cheaper and super easy to make, too. ??  I shared my roasted chickpea recipe on Instagram and everyone loved it so I wanted to share it with you, too.

Roasted Chickpea Recipe


  • 2 cans of organic chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • seasonings of choice (keep reading for suggested spices)
  • 2 tsp of sea salt

Preheat your oven to 400. Drain and rinse 2 cans of (organic) chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) and pat dry.

Place the chickpeas in a large bowl and toss with 2 tbsp of olive oil and spices of your choice until they’re evenly coated.

I like using cumin and cayenne to taste. You could also use garlic powder, ? taco or fajita seasoning.

Salt is a MUST for dehydrating the beans so they’ll crunch. ?? I use about 1/2 tsp of salt and they’re perfect.

Then spread the chickpeas in an even layer on a baking sheet and bake at 400 until they’re crispy… which takes about 30 to 45+ minutes.

I always do a ‘taste’ test at the 30-minute mark to gauge the crunch level.  The chickpeas should crunch, not feel waxy or soft.

Depending on the crunch level, I let em bake a bit longer.  If your chickpeas don’t feel crunchy after 30 minutes, you can bump up the temperature to 425 and watch them.

When they’re just about ready they should split a little bit, like this…

Healthy, crunchy, salty, roasted chickpea snack recipe

When they’re done, remove from the oven and enjoy immediately.

These lil babies are perfect for football game snacking, smuggling into movie theaters, ? and for road trips/plane rides. ??

Leave me a comment and let me know how your roasted chickpeas turned out.

If you post yours on Instagram tag me @christina_carlyle so I can see. ??


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