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Crunchy roasted chickpeas are one of my favorite healthy snacks of all time.  Roasted chickpeas are a lot more nutritious than processed pretzels and chips. They’re also inexpensive and easy to make, too.

If you’re looking for a healthy snack recipe you’re going to love them.

 

Roasted Chickpeas a Crunchy, Salty, Healthy Snack Recipe

 

This healthy snack recipe is:

  • Sugar-free – Doesn’t affect blood sugar levels (They’re healthy carbs!)
  • High in protein – This helps boost the metabolism
  • Full of fiber and will fill you up and keep you feeling full for hours
  • Plant-based and 100% healthy so they’re vegan and Paleo friendly

I shared my roasted chickpea recipe on Instagram and everyone loved them so I wanted to share it with you, too.

 

 

Roasted Chickpea Recipe

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cans of organic chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • seasonings of choice (keep reading for spice recommendations)
  • 2 tsp of quality salt like Celtic or Himalayan

 

Instructions

 

Preheat your oven to 400.

  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas and pat dry.  Get them as dry as you possibly can.  Otherwise, they’ll take longer to get crunchy.
  • 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 approximately 1 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, at 30 minutes I let them roast a bit longer.  If your chickpeas don’t feel crunchy after 30 minutes, you can bump up the temperature to 425.  But watch them.
  • When they’re done, remove from the oven and enjoy immediately.

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

 

Roasted Chickpeas

 

Roasted Chickpeas

A healthy, crunchy, salty, high-fiber snack you can enjoy guilt-free
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chickpeas
Servings: 4
Author: Christina Carlyle

Ingredients

  • 2 cans organic chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans)
    , drained and rinsed, small cans
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp quality salt like Celtic or Himalayan
  • seasoning, see notes section for suggestions

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400.
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas and pat dry.  Get them as dry as you possibly can.  Otherwise, they’ll take longer to get crunchy.
  • 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.
  • Spread the chickpeas in an even layer on a baking sheet and bake at 400 until they’re crispy… which takes approx 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, at 30 minutes I let them roast a bit longer.
  •  If your chickpeas don’t feel crunchy after 30 minutes, you can bump up the temperature to 425.  But watch them so they don't burn.
  • When they’re done, remove from the oven and enjoy immediately.

NOTES

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 approximately 1 tsp of salt and they’re perfect. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cups | Calories: 62kcal | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg
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When roasted, these chickpeas get crunchy and pop in your mouth.  They’re great on their own as a snack or served on top of salads like croutons.

I like to make them to snack on during football games, movies, long plane rides, road trips, and conferences without healthy options.

I hope you like them as much as I do!

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

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Roasted Chickpeas in a bowl