roasted chickpeas

Remember my trip to Philly?? We started it off with a trip to InRiva in East Falls and were greeted with crunchy chickpeas instead of the usual bread or chips. It was super crunchy and really flavorful. Oscar inhaled them and I managed to sneak a few away. 

When we first moved in years ago, I attempted something similar [a spicy and a sweet version] but both failed miserably and I never tried it again. Looking back, I think I had my heat too high and they literally were popping off of the baking sheet but ended up not as crunchy as I wanted. So this time I went slow and low. 

"roasted chickpeas"

I rinsed and drained two cans of chickpeas. After I let them rest for awhile, I put them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and patted them dry. I then used about a quarter cup of olive oil and sprinkled the spice mixture I had prepared earlier over them, tossing them lightly. I put it in a 200 degree oven for an hour. It wasn't really firming up so I upped it to 350 for another hour. I had one or two 'pop' once it was on 350 but nothing like 400 degrees. Also, I stirred about every 15 minutes. Sounds like a lot and it seems like a long time, but I had like 3 other dishes going on at the same time so it flew by. 

Boom. Easy, super healthy, and crunchy snack. 

Roasted Chickpeas:

2 cans of garbanzo beans
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp ground coriander
1 Tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp allspice

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt to taste

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Rinse and drain two cans of garbanzo beans. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Pour olive oil over beans and sprinkle with spice mixture. Toss lightly. Cook for 1 hour, stirring approximately every 15 minutes. Increase temperature to 350 and cook for an additional hour, continuing to stir.


  1. I've tried this before and ended up with crunchy in the outside and chewy on the inside. I'll have to try your new and improved method.!

    1. It worked really well for us. Worth the extra time. Good luck!


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