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Crispy Roasted Chickpeas (5 Flavors!)

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5 from 9 votes

Roasted chickpeas are a satisfying, customizable snack or appetizer. Five different seasonings will help you change up these crispy morsels depending on your mood!

A homemade snack that’s so much healthier than most snack foods, chickpeas crisp up when roasted in the oven and can be tossed in your favorite seasonings. I’ve included 5 of my favorite roasted chickpea seasonings – from simple salted, to ranch, everything bagel and BBQ, to a flavor for my fellow sweet tooth folks! Whatever your mood, roasted chickpeas will be your new snack attack!

More snacks? Try Beer Cheese served with soft pretzels.

Ingredients for Roasted Chickpeas

  • Cans of chickpeas – this recipe uses two regular cans of chickpeas, about 15.5 ounces each.
  • Extra virgin olive oil –  a little olive oil is all you need! Too much will cause your chickpeas to struggle to crisp up. You can also use vegetable oil or avocado oil.
Roasted chickpeas ingredients

Seasonings for Roasted Chickpeas

  1. Simple Salt Seasoning –  you’ll just need some regular, fine salt.
  2. Ranch Seasoning – I buy a Hidden Valley ranch seasoning packet (NOT ranch dip mix which is saltier). This is not an ad!
  3. BBQ Seasoning –  I like McCormick Grill Mates BBQ seasoning (this is not an ad!).
  4. Everything Bagel Seasoning – You can buy everything bagel seasoning at stores like Whole Foods or Trader Joes in the spice section. I also use a bit extra olive oil for this seasoning since it’s a bit coarse and requires a little extra something to help it stick to the roasted chickpeas.
  5. Cinnamon Sugar Seasoning – mix together sugar, cinnamon, and a dash of salt for a sweet treat!

How to Make Roasted Chickpeas

Learn how to roast chickpeas to make them crispy. Full instructions in the recipe card; this is just an outline!

  1. Rinse and dry.

    Drain and rinse chickpeas. Pat dry with paper towels.

  2. Toss.

    Place chickpeas on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat.

  3. Roast.

    Spread out in a single layer. Roast at 425 degrees for 23-33 minutes to desired crispiness. Shake pan halfway through.

  4. Season.

    While hot, toss chickpeas in desired seasoning. Enjoy right away!

Tips for Roasted Chickpeas

  • Roasted chickpeas will lose their crispiness over time so they’re best eaten right away.
  • A little olive oil goes a long way. Don’t use more than 1 tablespoon per 2 cans!
  • If you like a light amount of seasoning, or heavy amount of seasoning, you may need to adjust the seasoning amounts listed.
  • Everything bagel seasoning is coarser in texture, so I coat the roasted chickpeas very lightly in a bit more olive oil to help the seasoning stick.
  • Salt after roasting, not before.

Ways to Use Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are a delicious snack or appetizer. You can also use them as a salad topper, like on a Green Goddess Salad, or as an addition to a bowl, like this Salmon Rice Bowl!

How to Store Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are best served right away, hot out of the oven. The longer they’re out of the oven, the less crispy they’ll get. If you choose to store them, let them cool completely before covering them and placing them in the fridge for up to 2 days.

I don’t recommend reheating them or freezing them!

Roasted chickpeas with BBQ seasoning

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why are my roasted chickpeas not crispy?

If your chickpeas aren’t crispy, you probably didn’t roast them long enough or you tossed them in too much olive oil. Also, keep in mind that roasted chickpeas are best enjoyed hot out of the oven. They soften quickly.

Are chickpeas and garbanzo beans the same thing?

Yes, they’re the same thing! Whether the can says chickpeas or garbanzo beans, you can use either.

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Crispy Roasted Chickpeas (5 Flavors!)

Roasted chickpeas are a satisfying, customizable snack or appetizer. Five different seasonings will help you change up these crispy morsels depending on your mood!
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: any season, spring
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 115kcal
Author: Tastefully Grace

Ingredients

  • 2 cans chickpeas roughly 15 ounces each
  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Simple Salt Seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon salt

Ranch Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning NOT ranch dip mix, like Hidden Valley

BBQ Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon BBQ seasoning like McCormick Grill Mates seasoning

Everything Bagel Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon everything bagel seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon extra virgin olive oil to help seasoning stick

Cinnamon Sugar Seasoning

  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Gently pat them dry with paper towels.
  • Place chickpeas on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil (no salt). Gently toss to coat.
  • Spread out in a single layer. Roast for 23-33 minutes to desired crispiness. Shake pan halfway through for even roasting.
  • While hot, toss chickpeas in desired seasoning. Best enjoyed right away!

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Notes

  • Roasted chickpeas will lose their crispiness over time so they’re best eaten right away. Let chickpeas cool in a single layer on a plate if you are enjoying later that day. I recommend refrigerating roasted chickpeas (after they’ve cooled) if you aren’t planning to eat them same-day!
  • A little olive oil goes a long way. Too much olive oil will prevent chickpeas from crisping up.
  • The amount of seasoning listed above is for 2 cans of chickpeas. If you plan on using a different amount of chickpeas, adjust the amount of olive oil and seasoning accordingly.
  • If you like a light amount of seasoning, or heavy amount of seasoning, you may need to adjust the seasoning amounts listed. This recipe yields moderately seasoned chickpeas!
  • Everything bagel seasoning is coarser in texture, so I coat the roasted chickpeas very lightly in a bit more olive oil to help the seasoning stick.
  • Nutrition facts are for Simple Salted Seasoning.
  • Brand mentions above are not ads.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 460mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 5g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg
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2 Comments

  1. Rick
    March 27, 2023 / 9:15 am

    5 stars
    I love the ranch idea!! Also never thought of sweet chichpeas. So cool!

    • March 27, 2023 / 9:16 am

      Thanks Rick! They are such a fun snack!

      Grace

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