Looking for a delicious and healthy snack that satisfies that crunch craving? These easy roasted chickpeas are fantastic. Who knew something out of a can could taste this great roasted?! Just combine these with a little oil and your favorite mix of seasonings for an easy and tasty fiber-filled snack!
Crunchy Roasted Chick Peas
2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans
1 and a half tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon of your favorite spice blend (I used a Creole mix)
Salt to taste
Heat the oven to 400°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Drain, rinse, and pat dry chickpeas thoroughly. (Make sure to dry really well or they won’t crisp up as well.) Place the chickpeas in a large bowl and toss with the remaining ingredients until evenly coated.Spread the chickpeas in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until crisp, about 30 to 40 minutes. Turn halfway through and check to make sure not to burn towards the end.
Let them cool for a bit and they come out crunchy and super delicious! The texture is almost like Corn Nuts. My whole family loved them and they were gone way too quickly!
We love this creole Cajun flavor, and can’t wait to try out a different one next time. Some additional seasoning combos to try are cinnamon/sugar, paprika/garlic, and rosemary/thyme.