Have you tried roasted chickpeas yet? Man oh man are they delicious! Crunchy and salty…my kind of snack! To me they’re like eating a bag of corn nuts, except they’re actually good for you. They’re also super easy to make. Since you control the seasonings, they can taste different every time.
Preheat your oven to 400°F. While your oven is preheating drain and rinse the canned chickpeas.
Lay them on a towel and gently remove as much moisture as you can. The dryer they are the crunchier they’ll be.
Place the chickpeas in a bowl and spray with olive oil. Add whatever seasonings you like and then toss so that each piece is coated. I love using Tony Chachere’s creole seasoning. That stuff is good on everything. I’ve also tried taco seasoning, ranch seasoning, and anything else that sounded good at the time. Make sure to go easy if you add salt though.
Spray a baking sheet with olive oil and then spread the chickpeas out.
Roast the chickpeas in the oven, but remove them every 15 minutes to give the pan a shake. Once they’ve been in there for an hour they should be done or pretty close. I wanted mine a little crispier so I raised the temperature to 450°F and left the chickpeas in the oven for five more minutes. I ended up with a few burnt pieces, but most were perfectly crispy.
Carie Spence saysMarch 20, 2014 at 10:15 am
Been wanting to try these, thanks for the reminder! Can’t wait!
Analisa saysMarch 20, 2014 at 9:58 pm
Roasted chickpeas had been on my “list” for a long time. When I finally got around to making them I couldn’t believe I waited so long!
Julie saysMarch 20, 2014 at 10:21 am
I’ve never tried roasted chickpeas. They do sound yummy, and quite healthy really. I think I’ve only had chickpeas in hummus, which I love!
Analisa saysMarch 20, 2014 at 9:59 pm
It’s funny but I’ve never been crazy about hummus. Love these though.
Yona Williams saysMarch 20, 2014 at 10:28 am
My brother made these, and they came out really good. They really do make a nice, crunchy HEALTHY snack.
Analisa saysMarch 20, 2014 at 10:05 pm
It can be hard to get my husband away from junk, so I love it when I can find real food that he enjoys eating.
Mama Bil Bayt saysMarch 20, 2014 at 12:32 pm
Yes I have! Made a small batch from dried peas (I let them soak overnight and then boiled them until they became tender).
They turned out really nice!
Analisa saysMarch 20, 2014 at 10:06 pm
I need to try that next time!
Kim Hood saysMarch 20, 2014 at 7:56 pm
These look amazing. I’m pinning! :-)
Analisa saysMarch 20, 2014 at 10:07 pm
Thanks for pinning Kim!
Sarah saysMarch 22, 2014 at 7:49 am
I’ve totally been looking for a crunchy homemade snack to replace all the chips and crackers we’re practically addicted to. Not as easy as I thought it would be even with the whole internet at my fingertips!
How do you store these? Do they tend to go stale or soggy at all?
Analisa saysMarch 22, 2014 at 5:58 pm
As long as they’re completely dry you can leave them out in a closed container. I haven’t had any problems with them getting stale or soggy, but they’ve never lasted more than a couple of days around here before they’re gone.
Shanna M saysMarch 22, 2014 at 2:25 pm
I love chickpeas! i use them for hummus, but never thought about roasting them. I think I’ll try it this afternoon
Analisa saysMarch 22, 2014 at 6:02 pm
Hope you enjoy!