Roasted chickpeas

Last updated on September 2, 2019 . Originally published March 13, 2017 48 Comments

This perfectly seasoned Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas Recipe makes a great snack or salad topper! They’re easy, flavorful & healthy! Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, & sugar-free!

Someone in my house always needs a snack.

30 minutes after breakfast is over…”Mom is it snack time? ”

I’m just about done washing the last dish from lunch….”Mom I’m hungry! ”

We’re in the process of eating dinner….”Mom, can you make popcorn later? ”

Does anyone else totally smell what I’m stepping in here? And it’s not just my kids…my pregnant self is always looking for something healthy to snack on between meals!

These perfectly seasoned Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas are great to have on hand when hunger strikes! They’re easy, flavorful and healthy! Plus they’re vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, & sugar-free!

How do you make Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas?

There are a few specific steps to making these that are pretty key to insuring they reach their maximum crispiness!

#1: Roast the Chickpeas “naked” first!

I bake the chickpeas and dried> for 15 minutes without any oil or seasoning on them. Before they absorb any of the olive oil, this way they begin to crisp up.

#2: Slowly add the olive oil:

You want to avoid using too much oil to coat the chickpeas after their “alone time” in the oven. If needed, add more just a drop at a time, start with 1/2 TBS and then. You need just enough so the spices will stick to the chickpeas!

#3: Let them cool in the oven with the door ajar:

I turn off the oven at the end of baking, slightly crack the door, and leave the chickpeas in there to cool. This ensures that their crispy crunch will last for days!

FAQs about roasted Chickpeas

Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions about making this roasted chickpeas recipe!

These crunchy roasted chickpeas last for up to 4 days stored at room temperature.

If you need to re-crisp them, simply warm them in the oven at 300 degrees F for a few minutes!

YES! This recipe uses canned chickpeas! Just be sure to dry them before you begin making this recipe!

Yes absolutely! Chickpeas are high in fiber, which means that they help lower blood sugar & cholesterol, and aid in digestion. They’re also rich protein which helps you feel full and energized!

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas Recipe: Ingredients & Substitutions

These chickpeas are really versatile!

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