This is a variation of our roasted chickpeas base recipe. If you love salty, crunchy snacks, then you’ll love these oven roasted chickpeas! Made with garbanzo beans, olive oil, spices, and a pinch of salt, this garlic roasted chickpeas recipe is simple to make and easy to enjoy.
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Culinary Tips for Crispy Garlic Roasted Chickpeas
If making roasted chickpeas from dried beans, prepare the beans according to package directions or our dried beans culinary technique video. Use 1 ½ cups cooked beans in place of one, 15-ounce can.
Use a kitchen towel or paper towel to dry the chickpeas thoroughly before coating with oil. Air drying the chickpeas for a few minutes will help too. Moisture is the enemy of crispy food!
Some chickpea skins will peel off as you pat them dry with the towel. Remove as many as you can, but don’t worry if you cannot get them all; the recipe will still turn out great. Loose skins will burn in the oven, but can easily be picked out after cooking.
Be sure to combine the spices with the oil in a bowl before coating the chickpeas. While we know it’s one more dish to clean, it seasons the chickpeas evenly. When we tried sprinkling the spices over the chickpeas on the pan, we found that the spices that hit the pan directly burned.
We don’t recommend using parchment paper on your baking sheet, as the chickpeas will not get quite as crisp.
This recipe easily scales up. Use 1 Tablespoon of oil and 1-2 teaspoons of spice for every 1 ½ cups chickpeas. You will likely have to use another baking sheet so that the chickpeas have enough room to spread out and crisp up.
You can also add the garlic powder and other spices after the chickpeas are cooked and while they are still hot; the flavor will just be slightly different.
Because some ovens run hotter than others, it’s important to keep an eye on them near the end of their cook time so that they don’t burn! Look for a deep golden color.
- Chickpeas: substitute fully cooked dried chickpeas. Prepare according to package directions or our “How to Cook Dried Beans” video.
- Oil: use olive, avocado, or canola oil.
- Garlic Powder: substitute ½ teaspoon granulated garlic.
- Other Spices: substitute your favorite spice blend or other spices to make savory roasted chickpeas. If the spice blend has garlic, omit the garlic powder.
- Salt: use sea salt or kosher salt. Omit if using a spice blend that contains salt.
For spicy roasted chickpeas, add ½ teaspoon of chili powder, ¼ teaspoon cayenne, or a dash of hot sauce.
Need some recipe inspiration?
Use our roasted chickpeas base recipe as a guide to make it your own, or try out this other tasty variation!
Equipment Recommendations for Pan Roasted Chickpeas
You don’t need any fancy equipment for this recipe, just a few kitchen staples:
- Can Opener
- Measuring Spoons
- Small Mixing Bowl
- Lint-free Kitchen Towel
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
Garlic Roasted Chickpeas Nutrition Benefits
Are roasted chickpeas healthy? For sure! Roasted chickpeas are a great snack because they contain fiber, fat, and protein – all important elements of a balanced snack! Chickpeas, healthy oils, and spices are the featured ingredients in this simple recipe.
Chickpeas / Garbanzo Beans
Beans of all varieties are a great source of plant-based protein. They are also high in complex carbohydrates and fiber. These nutrients are all important for steady energy, satiety, blood flow, disease prevention, and digestion.
This recipe can be made with olive, avocado, or canola oil. All of these oils contain healthy monounsaturated fats which promote heart health and healthy blood flow.
Garlic Powder & Spices
Garlic has strong medicinal properties – it may reduce blood pressure, boost the immune system, and help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Spices and seasonings provide flavor without providing excess calories or sodium – nutrients of which many other snacks provide far too much. Additionally, many spices contain antioxidant properties which can help reduce inflammation in the body.
Learn more about the health benefits of spices in this article.
This roasted chickpeas snack is great on its own or alongside fresh fruit or vegetables. Roasted chickpeas are also a great “nut free” snack for kids to take to school!
You can also use garlic roasted chickpeas in place of croutons on soup or salad.
How to Store Roasted Chickpeas
Cool completely before placing in an airtight container. Roasted chickpeas last for 1 week stored in the pantry. They will lose their crispness with more storage time.
Storing roasted chickpeas in the fridge will cause them to lose their crispness more quickly, so we don’t recommend doing this.
Want more healthy snack recipes?
Try out these snack base recipes, and as always, adjust to YOUR taste!
Garlic Roasted Chickpeas
- 15-ounce can low-sodium chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 Tablespoon oil (extra virgin olive, avocado, or canola)
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 375ºF.
- Place drained and rinsed chickpeas on a cloth or paper towel and thoroughly pat dry. If time allows, let the chickpeas air dry for a few minutes. Remove loose peels. Don’t get too picky – just remove the ones that are obviously disconnected.
- Whisk together oil, spices, and salt in a medium bowl. Add chickpeas. Using a spatula, toss to evenly coat with oil mixture. Place on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer.
- Roast for 40-45 minutes or until chickpeas are crisp and golden brown. Cool completely before storing. Enjoy!