Roasted Chickpeas

I recently discovered chickpeas. Say what! Yes, I recently discovered chickpeas. Yes, I’m totally aware I’m late to the party. I’ve always only eaten them in hummus or as-is but boy are they pretty great when roasted. These little buggers surprised me when I toasted them up in the oven. They have become quite the yummy snack and I can’t wait to put them in my bento box.

So if you are looking for something a little different and healthy try these little guys. I love them with a bit of sesame oil and garlic but there’s so many different flavors you can make these. Next, I want to try a curry flavor. YUMMO!

O, before I forget. It’s important to achieve the right amount of crunch you desire by keeping a close eye on these when they are in the oven. I like a slight crunch but I had a co-worker of mine try these and he wanted a big crunch so make sure you try them throughout the cooking process to ensure you achieve the crunch factor you desire.

Roasted Chickpeas


  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon of salt

  • 2 pinches of cayenne pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400.

  • Combine all ingredients in bowl.

  • Spread beans out on a baking sheet in an even layer. (I like to use a non-stick baking mat)

  • Bake for 10 minutes shake the pan and bake another 10 to 15 minutes until beans are toasted. Do not let them burn. *Note: cooking times vary so keep an eye on them.

  • Allow them to cool and serve!

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Christina is a wife and mother to three beautiful children. She holds a degree in culinary arts and is currently enrolled in Bible college to become that much more effective for the Kingdom. Her passions include working with teens, cooking, and all things avocado. She and her family currently reside in the country of Japan.

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