Roasted Garbanzo Beans

You say chickpeas, I say garbanzo beans… We’re both right! 

I love a good salty, crunchy snack. Can anyone say potato chip? And I have found a new favorite. Garbanzo beans, when roasted, are crispy, crunchy, and hearty. 

This homemade version takes about 5 minutes of hands-on time. You’ll want to save your energy for all the snacking you will be doing later. 

  This recipe is so simple and uses ingredients that I always have on hand. 

  1. Canned garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas)
  2. Oil
  3. Salt
  4. Seasoning

A word to the wise, go ahead and make a double batch (using 2 separate pans), but don’t eat a double batch in one sitting. These are still beans, and they may “talk back”. (Not that I know from experience or anything…)


Roasted Garbanzo Beans

All you need:
1 (15 oz can) garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas)
1 tsp olive oil
Salt, to taste
Seasonings (I like garlic powder and smoked paprika).

All you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Rinse and drain the beans. Pour on a towel and thoroughly pat dry. 
  2. Spread the beans onto a parchment-lined baking pan (foil can work in a pinch). Drizzle the beans with oil and thoroughly coat. Spread around the pan evenly, taking care not to over-crowd. 
  3. Bake the beans for 20 minutes. Take out of the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes. Stir and place back into the oven for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. 
  4. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle with salt, to taste, and seasonings. Best when allows to cool at room temperature. 

About thisRDeats

A mix of realism, humor, tips and delicious recipes. I am a mother, wife, passionate sewer and registered dietitian. I want to show people that food is medicine and getting back in the kitchen is the key to health. I love everything about food: gardening, shopping, cooking and most of all, EATING! Notice that "dishes" isn't on that list.... Food isn't perfect. It nourishes our minds, bodies and souls! As a blogger, journalist, speaker and broadcast professional, I enjoy talking about food and nutrition for websites, television, radio, magazines, and newspapers. I also work with companies to provide customized nutrition education and recipe development.
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