These simple roasted chickpeas are crunchy, savory, and oh-so-easy to make. Enjoy them as a healthy snack or use them to add a delicious crunch to salads, soups, and stews. They take only five ingredients to make, and you'll likely find them all in your pantry!

If you love chickpeas, also try our chickpea pumpkin fritters, chickpea harissa soup, or flourless chickpea peanut butter cookies.

Roasted Chickpeas in a jar

If you're big on crunch (like us), you're going to love this recipe for roasted chickpeas. They're simple to make with just a handful of pantry ingredients. Like tiny croutons, they jazz up salads, soups, and stews by adding wonderful texture and flavor.

Chickpeas are full of fiber and protein so we like to make a big batch for healthy snacking, too. They’re perfect for parties, road trips, movie nights, and so much more!

They also make a great birthday, hostess, or holiday gift. Simply package them in a glass jar and tie a ribbon around it for a special DIY present!

Roasted Chickpeas in a jar with a spoon

Ingredients

We keep things simple and make these tasty roasted chickpeas using only five basic ingredients. Here's what you'll need:

  • Chickpeas – cooked or canned both work well. One 19-ounce can of chickpeas yields about two cups, exactly what is needed for this recipe.
  • Olive oil – don't skim on the olive oil, this is what helps make them crispy.
  • Garlic powder – make sure it's garlic powder, not fresh as it will burn in the oven.
  • Nutritional yeast – this gives them a unique savory flavor, with the added benefit of B12.
  • Sea salt – enhances all the other flavors and makes them pop!

How to make roasted chickpeas

It's easy to make these oven-roasted chickpeas! Here's how to do it in a few simple steps:

  1. Start by rinsing your chickpeas and drying them really well. We like to dry them in a salad spinner as it's super easy, but paper towels will work, too.
  2. Place the chickpeas on a parchment-lined baking sheet and toss them with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Then, roast the chickpeas for 35-40 minutes until they are completely dry and crispy.
  4. Once cooled, store them in a sealed jar or container. That's it!

Full recipe instructions are in the recipe card below.

a tray of crispy chickpeas

Variations to try

This is a recipe for basic roasted chickpeas, so feel free to experiment with the spices and put your own spin on them:

Tips for the best-roasted chickpeas

We like when our chickpeas turn out extra crispy. Here are some tips for roasting chickpeas that we've learned along the way:

  • Make sure your chickpeas are really dry – this is the key to making them extra crunchy.
  • Don't skimp on the olive oil. It helps coat the chickpeas and makes them crispy.
  • When they're done cooking, turn the oven off, crack the door open slightly, and leave the chickpeas inside while the oven cools. This optional step helps them get crunchier.
  • Make sure that the chickpeas are completely cool before you store them. If you store them while they are warm (even a little bit) they will become chewy.
looking down on baked chickpeas in a bowl

Roasted Chickpeas: FAQS

Should I refrigerate them?

No, we don't recommend storing the roasted chickpeas in the fridge because they will become chewy. Store them at room temperature.

How long do they last?

If properly dried, roasted chickpeas will keep well for months stored in a sealed jar. They need to be completely dry and wonderfully crispy in order to store them for a while. If you notice that after a few days the chickpeas are soft and chewy, it's because they weren't fully dry before they were stored. In this case, either put them back into the oven to dry or use them within 5 days.

Ideas for serving roasted chickpeas

Enjoy them on their own as a delicious salty snack, or in one of these recipes:

Use them as a salad topper; they'll boost nutrition and add a wonderful crunch.

Use them like little croutons in one of these blended vegetable soups.

Add a tasty texture to stews.

Roasted Chickpeas in a bowl with a spoon

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Roasted Chickpeas

These simple roasted chickpeas are crunchy, savory, and oh-so-easy to make. Enjoy them as a healthy snack or use them to add a delicious crunch to salads, soups, and stews. They take only five ingredients to make, and you'll likely find them all in your pantry!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cup cooked chickpeas, see notes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Rinse the chickpeas well then dry them using a salad spinner (easiest!) or with paper towels.
    2 cup cooked chickpeas
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  • Place the chickpeas on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and toss them with olive oil, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, and salt.
    1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast, ½ teaspoon sea salt
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  • Roast the chickpeas in the oven for 35-40 minutes, until they are completely dry and crispy. See notes.
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  • Store the chickpeas on your counter in a glass jar or bowl.
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Notes

One 19-ounce can of chickpeas yields about 2 cups.
Optional step: for extra crispy chickpeas that are good for storing or gifting, keep them in the oven with the door open a crack after they finish roasting. This extra step will help dry them out completely.  
Serving: 1 = ¼ cup, Calories: 170kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 297mg, Potassium: 258mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 22IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 2mg
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