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Crispy Roasted Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) Recipe

I highly recommend doubling a batch of Roasted Chickpeas, the bowl will be empty in 10 minutes! This is a one of the simplest snack recipes - four ingredients and it starts with a can of chickpeas pulled from your pantry. You can use any spice blend - I'm really enjoying Creole or Cajun seasoning, but don't limit yourself there! At the end of the post, I have a list of spice/fresh herb combinations that you can use.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 2 (as snack)
Calories 472 kcal


  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Spice blend of your choice


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Drain the can of garbanzo beans in a strainer and rinse with water for a few seconds to clean off the beans. Shake and tap the strainer to rid of excess water. Lay paper towl on a baking sheet, and spread the beans over. Use another paper towel to gently press and absorb the water on the beans. Roll the beans around with the paper towel to also remove the thin skin from any of the beans. Discard the skins and the paper towels.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the beans and use your hands or a spatula to toss around and coat. Roast for 25-30 minutes until the beans are a deep golden brown and crunchy, shaking the pan every 10 minutes. Make sure that the beans do not burn.
  • Season with salt and spice blend.


Calories: 472kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 19gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 15mgPotassium: 619mgFiber: 16gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 57IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 104mgIron: 6mg
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