How To Make Crispy Baked Chickpeas

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time50 minutes

Chickpeas are lightly tossed with truffle salt and roasted to create a crispy, addictive and guilt-free salty snack.

Crispy Baked Chickpeas with Truffle Salt

As you’ve probably gathered by now, I have a major salty tooth. I will take a cheese platter over a tray of cupcakes any day of the week! When it comes to healthy snacking, these Crispy Baked Chickpeas with Truffle Salt are the ideal balance of satisfying crunch and protein-packed nutrition.

Truffle salt can be found at most specialty food stores, spice shops or online. While it is a bit pricey, a little goes a long way thanks to the deep, nutty flavor of the truffle mushrooms. These are great for stashing in the car, bringing to work for a mid-day snack, or keeping in your gym bag for post-workout fuel. They will stay fresh in an airtight container for several days but they are most crunchy right out of the oven. If you cannot locate truffle salt pink Himalayan salt would be a good substitute.

Crispy Baked Chickpeas with Truffle Salt

Crispy Baked Chickpeas

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These crispy baked chickpeas are lightly tossed with truffle salt to create an addictive guilt-free salty snack packed with protein and nutrients.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 45 minutes
TOTAL: 50 minutes
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Servings8

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cans chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon truffle salt (or sea salt)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Once you’ve drained and rinsed the chickpeas, lay them out on a baking sheet and pat dry with paper towel. (The drier the chickpeas, the crispier the end result.)
  • Drizzle the chickpeas with olive oil and sprinkle with truffle salt. Toss well to coat.
  • Bake until crispy, 40-45 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 14.9gProtein: 4.4gFat: 3.8gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.5gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 390mgFiber: 3.5gSugar: 1g

Frequently asked questions:

How do you make chickpeas crispy?

The key to making these baked chickpeas as crispy as possible is to pat them dry with a paper towel once you’ve rinsed off the canning liquid. Not only does this process remove unnecessary sodium but it ensures optimal crunch faction at the end. If you’re feeling ambitious, you are welcome to pop the skin off the chickpeas but I am a huge fan of leaving it on for added fiber.

Where are chickpeas in a supermarket?

They are normally located with all of the other canned beans.

What are chickpeas labeled as in a supermarket?

If you don’t find chickpeas look for garbanzo beans. They are the same bean.

Are chickpeas good for you?

Yes. Between the fiber, b vitamins, iron and magnesium they are good for you. Also, chickpeas contain no cholesterol.

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51 responses to “How To Make Crispy Baked Chickpeas”

  1. Meredith Avatar
    Meredith

    Perfect snack!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks Meredith!!

  2. Gaby Avatar
    Gaby

    Thanks for the sweet potato chips mention! I love roasted chickpeas and I think the truffle salt was a brilliant addition!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I want to trade some for your sweet potato chips!

  3. Sophia @ NY Foodgasm Avatar
    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm

    These sounds as delicious as they are nutritious!

  4. Joanne Avatar
    Joanne

    I am pretty much passionate about sweet and salty equally..but I could see myself getting super addicted to these chickpeas!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      They were devoured in about 5 minutes – haha.

  5. Alyssa (Everyday Maven) Avatar
    Alyssa (Everyday Maven)

    I am like you – I always choose savory over sweet, especially salty and crunchy! Plus, I think anything is better with truffle salt! Have you tried adding a bit of truffle salt to ground meat and making burgers? it’s unbelievable!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Omg truffle salt on a burger is genius!!!! Thank you for the idea!!

  6. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking Avatar
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    Love this wholesome, easy party snack, Liz! And I like your idea of cinnamon-sugar-ing ’em up, too!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes!!! I need to make the cinnamon sugar version soon..craving them!

  7. katie Avatar
    katie

    well…now I have a reason to buy truffle salt! In the meantime, I’ve got truffle oil and some truffle butter – think it will make a good substitute?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes!!!! A perfect substitute!!

  8. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe Avatar
    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    I LOVE baked chickpeas – so addictive!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Seriously addictive!!

  9. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg Avatar
    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg

    These would satisfy my salt cravings anytime. Thanks, Liz!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Heck yes!! :)

  10. Aggie Avatar
    Aggie

    Yes please! I have never even thought to take skins off chickpeas, but I see people mention it all the time, so glad my laziness equals extra fiber! :)
    These make for awesome snacking.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      LOL I would never do it either!!! xoxo

  11. Kristen Avatar
    Kristen

    These look delicious! I am with you 100% on the salt train, I would take salty any day over sweet. Also – thanks for including my baba ganoush :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      haha Totally!! #TeamSalt

  12. Julia Avatar
    Julia

    I am a huge fan of baked chickpeas. The truffle salt sounds amazing on this version!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I can’t believe I waited so long to try them!

  13. Samantha Ferraro (@FerraroKitchen) Avatar
    Samantha Ferraro (@FerraroKitchen)

    LOVE chickpeas! I have some fresh cooked ones in the freezer that I need to use!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      These would be PERFECT for that!

  14. Claire Gallam Avatar
    Claire Gallam

    I absolutely adore these chick peas!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much Claire!

  15. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen Avatar
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen

    I’m a total snack-a-holic. It’s bad. And, these chickpeas are so, so good!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Dude. Me too!!! Snacks are my favorite :)

  16. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living Avatar
    Jeanette | Jeanette’s Healthy Living

    Love truffle salt – great way to add something special to these chickpea snacks Liz!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks so much Jeanette!!

  17. Charlotte Moore Avatar
    Charlotte Moore

    WOW!! With the temps you have and the pile of snow to boot I hate to say what we have. Right now about 2 inches of snow and it is up to 37 degrees. First time in 2 days though it has been this warm. We are not getting sunshine too. We have had more snow in years past but this is the most we have had in a couple years.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      The snow is crazy!!!

  18. Erin | The Law Student's Wife Avatar
    Erin | The Law Student’s Wife

    I have the munchies just LOOKING at theses chickpeas! Also, truffle salt as a V-day present to myself? I think yes. Thanks so much for linking to my cashews!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      YES!! You must get some truffle salt. It lasts a really long time because it’s pretty strong so I really don’t think of it as a pricey ingredient. Also try it on eggs and popcorn and thank me later. ;)

  19. Kate @ Coffee with Kate Avatar
    Kate @ Coffee with Kate

    I want to try crunchy chickpeas but I won’t lie I’m a little nervous! I can’t get the bean texture out of my head … are the super crunchy and hard or do they still have some bean texture?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      They turn totally crunchy and hard like a corn nut almost!! Not bean-like at all, promise!

    2. MJ Avatar
      MJ

      How do I store these?

      1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
        Liz DellaCroce

        Keep stored in an airtight container at room temp for about a week!

  20. annie @ chase that i love Avatar
    annie @ chase that i love

    I have got to try these! The seasoning possibilities are endless.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Completely!! I’m thinking cinnamon sugar next :)

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