Learn how to make best crispy Oven baked Chickpeas for snacking
These oven roasted chickpeas are simple and easy to make, crispy and so addictive!!
Protein rich baked chickpeas are great to munch with tea, a quick snack for your little bundles of energy(your kids). You can use these as topping in your salads and enjoy it just like that.
Roasted Chickpeas in the oven!! a delicious snack recipe that I recently came across, while searching for some savory snacks for parties. I cook Chickpeas in typical North Indian style like Chole Masala, Pindi Chole or use it in my Spinach Kabuli Chana Pulao.
Hummus is another family favourite with chips or Falafel bites. My kids also love Chole-Chaat a snack made with Chole Masala, papdi(deep-fried flatbreads) with tangy and spicy chutneys.
Reasons to bake make and keep a batch of Roasted Chickpeas ready in your pantry
- Homemade is the best
- Budget friendly
- Free from preservative
- Amount of oil/fat used can be controlled
- Bake a big batch and flavour small batches with different spices flavours
- These are Vegan, Gluten-free and so delicious!!
Seasonings used for Baked/Roasted Chickpeas
I seasoned the baked chickpeas only with salt, red chilli powder and dried parsley and enjoyed with our evening tea. Kids liked it too and have asked me to make again for their lunchboxes. To make these healthy, nutritious snack very little oil and a minimum of spices are used.
You can season it with any spices that your choice like Chaat Masala or Curry powder. These taste great with Cajun Spice mix, Italian Seasoning or Zaatar seasoning
How to make Oven Roasted Chickpeas
Pre-boiled chickpeas are used for making these baked chickpeas. I used one can of the store bought boiled chickpeas. You can use more than one as per your requirement.
Few tips that one should keep in mind while baking Chickpeas to get the right crunch...
- Drain the liquid completely from the chickpeas.
- Dry the chickpeas completely on a clean kitchen towel or tissue paper.
- Toss the chickpeas in 1-2 tsp of oil depending on the quantity of chickpeas used.
- Keep on tossing the chickpeas after every 15 minutes.
- Season the chickpeas with salt only while putting to bake. Season with other spices once these are done.
- These taste best when fresh and warm. You can make ahead, store in an air-tight container and toast in oven for few minutes before serving.
You can also use home cooked chickpeas. Use your Instant Pot or Stove-top pressure cook to boil it.
Checkout this detailed post How to Cook Dried Chickpeas (Instant Pot and Stove Pressure Cooker Recipe)
Recipe Card for Oven Roasted/Baked Chickpeas
Baked Chickpea Snacks
- 1/7 can /oz Boiled Chickpeas or Garbanzo beans
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Olive oil or use any flavourless oil
- Red Chilli Powder/Chilli flakes as required
- Dried Parsley as required
- Strain the chickpeas and liquid from the can, completely. Rinse under the tap water.
- Pat dry the chickpeas completely on a clean kitchen towel or tissue paper. The chickpeas will feel dry and peel off. Discard the peels that come out while washing and drying.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400F or 200C.
- On a dry baking tray, spread the chickpeas, toss with 1 tbsp of oil, and salt and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes at 400 F or 200C.
- In between at the interval of 15 minutes keep on shaking the tray for even baking of chickpeas.
- After 30-40 minutes, chickpeas will be dry and the color will a bit dark as compared to before baking.
- Take out of the oven and toss in the spices and herbs of your choice. Once cooled store in an air-tight container or serve hot.
If you still haven't tried these baked Chickpeas then do try out these. I promise you will love to bake these again for your anytime munching or get-togethers.
Check out the other bloggers doing this Bake-a-Thon An InLinkz Link-up.
Linking this post to MLLA #123, conceptualized by Susan and hosted by Lisa. This month's MLLA is being hosted by Archana, a very talented and experienced blogger, blogging at The Mad Scientist Kitchen.
Also taking my Baked Chickpeas to Angies' #256 Friday Fiesta where the co-hosts this week are..Mollie @ Frugal Hausfrau and Liz @ spades, spatulas & spoons.
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this is one guilt-free and irresistible snack!! i bet no one can stop eating a handful! love how it is baked with simple spices!
Yummy and healthy snacking ideas... This is indeed a great option with tea!!
Baked chickpeas look amazing and they are so easy to make too. Store bought ones are so so expensive. I am going to try your recipe some time soon.
Renu Agrawal Dongre
I have done them once and they taste just awesome. Love the way you have explained the recipe and they look so crunchy and delicious.
This is an addictive and guilt free ,perfect with a cup of tea
I haven't tried baked chick peas yet! This looks like an easy snack.
Do try roasted chickpeas taste delicious!!
Love baked garbanzo beans. A guilt-free, gluten free snack I would love to munch on any given day.
The chickpeas look so crunchy! It would be a perfect to go snack.
These are so addictive right...yours seem to have got baked so well..very nice!
I make this regularly , and my family and especially the husband absolutely adores the guilt free snack ! Your clicks are very inviting Swati ,
Liz @ spades, spatulas, and spoons
These are a great favorite in our household, as a snack or soup garnish or in place of croutons in a salad. Thank you for bringing them to FF.
These are such a healthy snack and look delish! Happy New Year's and Happy Fiesta Friday! Thanks for sharing with us!
Wow! These crunchy baked chickpeas are totally guilt free with such a low amount of oil. Yum!
Thanks for linking baked chickpeas to MLLA. It sounds yummy. Can you please link it to my post and Lisa and susan's too. Thnaks
Sure will do it!! Thanks for including the link!!
Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth
I had made this a couple of times and even posted it on the blog... you are reminding me of them and now I am wanting to have them...
It's partytime make some now!!?
I have tried the fried version of these and have been wanting to try the baked one , this recipe looks perfect ! The roasted chickpeas would make a fantastic munch anytime of the day - a guilt free and healthy snack .
They are just prefect to munch while watching a movie. Absolutely irresistible, love these baked chickpeas very much. My kind of munchies.