Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Kid-friendly and packed with protein, oven roasted chickpeas are the perfect complement to any salad or having standalone as a healthy snack.

Oven roasted chickpeas.

Have you ever tried throwing some chickpeas in the oven? The result is a fantastic, crunchy, salty, protein-packed snack or addition to any salad. My Oven Roasted Chickpeas are fast, easy, and healthy along with being delicious. Try them yourselves! You won’t be disappointed.


  • Chickpeas: Also known as garbanzo beans, they have a great nutty, earthy taste.
  • Olive oil: Mostly neutral flavor that helps to coat the chickpeas in seasoning and roast until nice and crisp.
  • Cumin: Warm, slightly sweet and nutty flavor.
  • Smoked paprika: Smoky, vibrant, and can be a little spicy.
  • Salt & pepper: Balances out the flavors of the chickpeas.

How to Make Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Rinsing chickpeas

Start by draining and rinsing your can of chickpeas in a strainer or colander.

Drying chickpeas

Then, using a clean cloth or paper towels, pat the chickpeas dry.

Drizzling chickpeas in oil

Spread the chickpeas out in an even layer on a prepared baking sheet, then drizzle with the olive oil.

Sprinkling cumin on chickpeas

Sprinkle with the cumin and smoked paprika.

Liz freshly grinding pepper

Followed by salt and pepper – I always use freshly ground pepper for an added punch of flavor.

Tossing chickpeas in seasoning

Give the chickpeas a good toss to make sure they are all evenly coated, then toss them in the oven at 450 for 30-40 minutes, or until they’re nice and crispy.

Grabbing oven roasted chickpeas.

Once your Oven Roasted Chickpeas are out, let them cool, then they’re ready to eat alone as a snack, or to top a salad or other dish. Enjoy!

Change It Up

  • Switch out the seasoning. Try it with garlic and onion powder, or keep it simple with just salt and pepper. Or experiment with other spices!
  • Add them to other recipes. Add roasted chickpeas to the top of salads, grain bowls, or any savory dish that needs some crunch!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are baked chickpeas healthy?

Yes, they are packed with vitamins as well as a great source of protein and fiber.

Can you roast canned chickpeas in the oven?

Yes! I usually use canned; just drain and rinse them, then dry them off before roasting.

How do you store oven roasted chickpeas?

Kept in an airtight container, they’ll keep for 3 days at room temperature, or a week in the fridge.

Oven roasted chickpeas.

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Liz eating oven roasted chickpeas.

Curb your cravings and keep yourself full and satisfied with a handful of these Oven Roasted Chickpeas; you and the whole family will enjoy them.

No fork required.

Oven roasted chickpeas

Oven Roasted Chickpeas

5 stars
Kid-friendly and packed with protein, oven roasted chickpeas are the perfect complement to any salad or having standalone as a healthy snack.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 40 minutes
TOTAL: 50 minutes
Servings: 4



  • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Dry chickpeas with paper towel to remove any excess water from rinsing.
  • Coat chickpeas evenly with olive oil, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper; spread out evenly on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes or until crispy.


Calories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 25.5gProtein: 5.6gFat: 2.4gSaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 478mgFiber: 4.9g

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