Crunchy Oven Roasted Chickpeas
I’ve always been a huge garbanzo bean fan and my recent discovery of oven roasted chickpeas have me a bit obsessed. I’ve played around with this recipe a lot, and this is my favorite variation. You can change up the flavor using different spices. Chili powder and curry powder are very good too!
Perfect for snacking, it also makes a great item for party dishes or camping trips. My kids love to take these in their lunches and I will quite often snack on things like this in the afternoon when those 3:00 blahs start to hit.
The best thing about this recipe is how easy (and affordable) it is! You might consider doubling or tripling the recipe as these tend to get consumed very quickly and you’ll most likely wish that you had made more. We also have found that aside from using them as snacks, they are delicious on salads, soups and they are a fantastic addition to a meat and cheese platter.
What you’ll need:
1 can of Garbanzo beans
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.
Add the olive oil and spices to a medium size bowl and whisk to combine.
*The olive oil amount may seem like a lot at first, but the beans almost seem to soak it up as they bake.
Drain, rinse and dry the beans very well. I use a lint-free kitchen towel to do this. Make sure they are very dry.
Add the beans the olive oil and spices and stir to evenly coat.
Pour the beans onto your prepared baking sheet and spread them out as best as you can.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until browned and crunchy. Be sure to stir them every 10 minutes to prevent burning and ensure even browning.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
You can enjoy these immediately or the next day. These will get even crunchier as they sit, so I like to make them the day before and allow them crisp up even more but it’s hard to keep the family out of them, so be warned!
If you make bigger batches, airtight containers are great for storage.