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Healthy Toasted Chickpeas Snack

Updated on August 1, 2013
They resemble peanuts but are packed with health benefits!
They resemble peanuts but are packed with health benefits!
4.3 stars from 3 ratings of Spicy Toasted Chickpeas

Healthy, Tasty, and Addictive!

I have to be honest, when I first heard of toasted chickpeas (garbanzo beans) I thought that there was NO way I would like them. I have been a vegetarian for almost 4 years and have used that as my excuse to eat potato chips and cookies non-stop! Eventually, I realized that I wasn't practicing what I preached. I gave my kids healthy foods and snacks, yet I was a junk food junkie. The "healthy" snacks sold at the grocery were expensive and not that great. So, I decided to try to find some snack foods that I could make at home that would satisfy my cravings....This one did!

It is easy to make and can be altered in just about any way you would like.

  • If you like them a bit more on the sweet side, add some sugar or stevia.
  • Want them a bit spicier? Add some diced jalepenos to the mix as you bake them!
  • Try them with Italian seasoning! A different twist but still awesome!
  • Looking for an oriental spin? Use wasabi powder and soy sauce!

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Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 2 cups


  • 2 cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and dried
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, any
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil


  1. Lightly oil or spray a cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Toss all ingredients together and spread out in a singe layer on cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes. This will depend on how crunchy you want them. Cook them for as long or as little as you like!
  4. Serve warm and enjoy! if you are going to keep them, cover and keep in fridge.


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      Heather May 4 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks vacation trip! I am trying it with different flavors! I hope you try them!

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Wow.. This is simply mouth watering. Thanks for sharing.

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      Heather May 4 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for reading Elias Zanetti! Chickpeas are packed with nutrition! I hope you try the recipe sometime!

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      Elias Zanetti 4 years ago from Athens, Greece

      I am a big fan of chickpeas! This must be a very healthy snack! Thanks for sharing! Voted up & useful! Cheers!

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      Hi Mommymay,

      I've always heard of chickpeas I dont think if I've ever had them before

      maybe once,Im not quite sure

      most certainly will try in the future

      Voted up

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      Jaye Denman 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

      I love chickpeas, and your suggestions for turning them into tasty snacks are fantastic. (Sage might also be good, which I've sprinkled on popcorn to amazing effect!)

      Voted Up++


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      Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

      I am so excited to make these. I'm always looking for healthy snacks and I really like garbanzo beans. If it weren't so late here I would make them tonight ... Tomorrow is the day!

      Thanks for sharing. Voted UP and Useful


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      Anne 4 years ago from Spain

      Hi Mommy. Many thanks for answering that question and also for the follow :)

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      Heather May 4 years ago from Ohio

      Tanks for reading bac2basics! I use the dried ones as well. There are a few ways to attack dried garbanzo beans.You can soak them overnight then treat them like rice....but I am normally not that organized. I put them in with water on the stove top and bring them to a boil.Then let them simmer for about 2-3 hours and they should be good to go. I have even rushed this by soaking the beans for an hour then cooking them at a little higher of a temperature. If you have a pressure cooker, you can use it and avoid soaking all together!

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      Anne 4 years ago from Spain

      Hi Mommy. I love chickpeas but would never hve thought of using them this way, fantastic. I usually buy mine bottled and pre cooked, would you have to soak then first if using dried ones, and for how long ?

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      Heather May 4 years ago from Ohio

      Thank you for reading DIYmommy. What I loved about these is that they filled the snack food "void" and gave me something to nibble on while I watch TV! I hope you enjoy them

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      Julie 4 years ago

      This sounds like an interesting snack....and, one that I've never tried before. I just may have to add this to my arsenal of snack foods. Thank you for the great hub!

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      Heather May 4 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks iamvijay! I hope you enjoy them!

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      vijaya kumar 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      wow awesome hub! I like your Spicy Toasted Chickpeas Snack i gonna try your recipe. voted up thanks for sharing