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Oven Roasted Chickpea Recipe

Updated on May 5, 2013
Oven Roasted Chickpeas
Oven Roasted Chickpeas | Source
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A Healthy Snack on the Go

As humans we crave snacks to munch on to feed our body and minds with the necessary fuel to get us through our busy schedules. Due to this craving we tend to rely on easy and convenient snacks provided to us by vending machines and fast foods restaurants. This usually ends up making us feel guilty, bloated, fat, and unsatisfied. They are a lot of healthy ways we can make cheap, easy, convenient, and filling snacks at home so that we can still snack, be healthy, and happy about ourselves and our lifestyles without relying on the unhealthy options in which we are provided.

One can double or even triple this recipe and divide it into small sandwich bags for snacking on the entire week. In the world today we, as humans, have very little time in our day to dedicate certain hours to preparing and cooking healthy meals to provide for ourselves and our families, so we tend to rely on convenient foods more than we want to. Just because we live crazy lives does not mean that we have to sacrifice our health to keep up with our fast paced, busy, and productive lifestyles.

This recipe is not only delicious but it is very cheap and easy. A can of chickpeas usually cost less than two dollars (and most people usually keep oil, salt, and black pepper in the pantry anyway), so one can make this recipe many times over and snack throughout the week for under ten dollars. A vending machine may only suck up ones spare change, but those dollars add up quickly and only create more cravings and never leave one feeling good about what they just consumed.

This salty and crunchy snack will leave one feeling full and satisfied and also keep one away from those dreadful vending machines and fast food restaurants that make us all feel guilty and fat!

Everyone should begin to make their own snack at home, pack them up and take them on the go!

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: makes 4 servings


  • 1 can Chickpeas, (Garbanzo Beans)
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt, (to taste)
  • Black Pepper, (to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up and to prevent sticking (optional).
  3. Open one can of chickpeas and rinse in a colander under cold water (the skins will peel off, remove as much as possible).
  4. Place the chickpeas, olive oil, and spices into a bowl and mix well.
  5. Spread the chickpeas evenly on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 30-45 minutes until the chickpeas are browned and crispy.
  7. Eat and enjoy!
1 can of chickpeas
1 can of chickpeas | Source
Rinse the chickpeas
Rinse the chickpeas | Source
Spread evenly on a lined baking sheet, bake for 45 minutes until brown and crispy.
Spread evenly on a lined baking sheet, bake for 45 minutes until brown and crispy. | Source
Eat and enjoy!
Eat and enjoy! | Source
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 51g
Calories 192
Calories from Fat36
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g6%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Carbohydrates 30 g10%
Sugar 5 g
Fiber 9 g36%
Protein 10 g20%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 70 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Use Edamame and Garbanzo Beans Interchangeably

It was brought to my attention when I posted my roasted edamame recipe that not everyone can find soybeans in their particular area. Chickpeas (garbanzo beans) are a very delicious and healthy substitute for shelled edamame. Chickpeas provide similar health benefits and can be eaten without worry (that is, if you worry about too much soy in your diet due to the certain controversy surrounded with unfermented soy).


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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      I am so glad you enjoyed them Just Ask Susan! Thanks for sharing as well!

      @rajan jolly, I hope you enjoyed them as well!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Just took the chickpeas out of the oven a few minutes ago and so glad I tried your recipe. They're delicious!

      Shared your recipe on my Facebook page.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Jami, came here from a link to your hub in Kathryn's latest hub. Really interesting and will try this today.

      voted up and interesting.

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      Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Yum. I love this idea and shall make them very soon. Thanks for the idea and recipe.

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      It is my pleasure to share all of my recipes (well, at least the ones that turn out delicious!) I hope you all will enjoy them. It is simple, the only thing I find difficult is to stop from eating them all up in a single sitting!

      Kathryn, I also love to pack my own food before leaving the house for any occasion, since I am always starving 20 minutes after eating junk food, but when I made these, I was full for hours. They are very enjoyable, crispy, salty, delicious, and satisfying!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I love chickpeas anyway, and this sounds delicious! I have never had them crispy. Thanks for sharing this with us.

      I always like to pack my own lunch and snacks when I go to work, or out for a trip. I enjoy finding satisfying things to take with me.

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      This recipe looks good and the image of the cooked chickpeas really look tasty and delicious. It's also great how you have images of the cooking process to make it even easier for readers to understand the step-by-step instructions that you have.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this recipe

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      This sounds like a nice little snack to enjoy most any time. It also appears to be quite simple which is something I look for in recipes.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Sending Angels your way :) ps

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      Dawn 4 years ago from Canada

      These look awesome, I'm gonna try them for sure!

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      Jami Johnson 4 years ago from Somewhere amongst the trees in Vermont.

      We love chickpeas too! My toddler munches on these like crazy! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love chickpeas and will try your recipe soon. This sounds good!