Roasted Chickpeas

Get ready for a homemade snack attack. Roasted chickpeas are all over Pinterest lately with people raving about their crispy crunchiness. The best thing, in my opinion, about these little babies is their versatility. They can take on almost any flavor mix you throw on them. Today, I tried out three different ones: spicy, sweet and savory.

One of the first crucial steps in making sure the chickpeas are 100% dry. SERIOUSLY. Dry chickpeas equal crispy chickpeas. I spread mine over a layer of paper towel, patted them dry using a second paper towel and let them set for a half hour before starting the baking process. All three of these flavors are uniquely delicious … but if I forced to go grab another handful at this moment, I’d head for the BBQ flavor for that smokey/sweet mix.

Roasted Chickpeas


  • 2 14-15oz cans of chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans)
  • 2 TBL olive oil (can also use coconut oil)
  • BBQ
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp brown sugar
  • Spicy
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • Ranch
  • ¼ Cup Black Pepper
  • 1½ Cup Parsley Flakes
  • ½ Cup Garlic Salt
  • 2 TBL Kosher Salt
  • ¼ Cup Granulated Garlic
  • ¾ Cup Granulated Onion
  • 2 TBL Dill Weed


  1. Drain and rinse your chickpeas. Remove any loose skins off of the beans but don't worry about taking them all off. Just remove the ones that are super loose.
  2. On a paper towel or towel, evenly spread your beans and let dry. I dried mine for about ½ hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with either foil or parchment paper.
  5. Evenly spread your dried beans on cookie sheet
  6. Bake for 40-60 minutes. It will all depend on your oven. Check after 40 minutes and if they are crunchy, they are done. If they are too moist then cook a little longer but watch so they don't burn.
  7. After baking, quickly transfer to a bowl and mix with the 2 TBL olive oil or coconut oil.
  8. Then spread the seasonings of whatever flavor you are using and mix well.
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