Close up of roasted chickpeas on baking sheet

Roasted chickpeas are a quick, easy and delicious crunchy snack! This plant-based protein can be tossed in an endless combination of seasonings to fit any mood.

My oldest loves to make a batch of roasted chickpeas over the weekend so she can easily grab as a snack all week. She searches through the spices to figure out a good flavor combo, mixes it up and sprinkles on the chickpeas before roasted.

Don’t be intimidated by roasted chickpeas! They’re simple to make.

3 bowls of roasted chickpeas on marble counter

How to make roasted chickpeas

  1. Drain and rinse your chickpeas. Place in a colander in the sink or on top of a plate to dry. The dryer, the better so we like to let them sit on the counter all morning until we’re ready to roast. You can also spread them out on paper towels to soak up extra moisture.
  2. Mix your seasonings. Some of our favorite combos are listed out below. Get creative with your favorite flavors for a unique, crunchy snack.
  3. Toss your chickpeas. Use your favorite oil to lightly toss the chickpeas, then mix with your seasonings.
  4. Bake! Spread your chickpeas out on a sheet pan and let your oven do the work. Just make sure to give them a toss every 15 minutes or so.

Related: If you love chickpeas, you’ll love our Smashed Chickpea Salad Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers!

Roasted chickpea ingredients in glass bowls

Roasted Chickpeas Flavor Combinations:

  • Classic: 1 tsp. salt
  • Lemon Pepper: 1 lemon, juiced + ½ tsp. pepper
  • Spicy: ½ tsp. cumin, ½ tsp. chili powder
  • Cinnamon Sugar: 3 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon (To prevent burning, roast chickpeas first, then toss in cinnamon sugar while still hot.)
  • Everything: 2 tsp. everything bagel seasoning
  • Ranch: 2 tsp. Ranch seasoning
  • Garlic: 1 tsp. salt, ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • Cheezy: 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast, ½ tsp. each garlic and onion powder
  • Curry: 1 tsp. curry powder, ½ tsp. chili powder, ½ tsp. paprika

Beyond just eating roasted chickpeas as a snack, they also make a great crunchy topping to salads (like this sweet kale salad) or adding protein to Buddha bowls.

Store extra roasted chickpeas in an airtight container or ziplock bag at room temperature for easy snacking.

Close up of roasted chickpeas on baking sheet

Roasted Chickpeas Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do you prepare chickpeas for roasting?
A: Drain and rinse canned chickpeas. Allow them to dry thoroughly by letting them sit in a colander or spread out on paper towels for at least 30 minutes before roasting.

Q: What temperature should you roast chickpeas at?
A: Roast chickpeas at 425°F in the oven.

Q: How long does it take to roast chickpeas until crispy?
A: Bake the chickpeas for 30-35 minutes, stirring halfway through, until they are crispy.

Q: What are some seasoning ideas for roasted chickpeas?
A: Some flavor combo ideas are classic salt, lemon pepper, spicy (cumin and chili powder), cinnamon sugar, everything bagel seasoning, ranch, garlic, cheesy (nutritional yeast, garlic and onion powder), and curry.

Q: Do you need to use oil when roasting chickpeas?
A: Yes, our recipe calls for tossing the dried chickpeas with 1 tablespoon of olive oil before seasoning and roasting.

Q: How should roasted chickpeas be stored?
A: Store any leftover roasted chickpeas in an airtight container or zip top bag at room temperature for easy snacking later. Note: they will be less crispy the next day, so we recommend eating them sooner rather than later.

Q: Besides snacking, how else can you use roasted chickpeas?
A: Roasted chickpeas can be used as a crunchy, high-protein topping for salads like the Sweet Kale Salad mentioned, or added to buddha bowls.

The benefits highlighted are that roasted chickpeas make a delicious, protein-packed, plant-based crunchy snack that can be customized with endless seasoning combinations to suit any taste preference.

What are you waiting for? Make some roasted chickpeas today!

Roasted Chickpeas

Amanda Keefer
Roasted chickpeas are a quick, easy and delicious crunchy snack! This plant-based protein can be tossed in an endless combination of seasonings to fit any mood.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Snacks
Servings 4 servings
Calories 97 kcal


  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Seasonings of choice


  • Preheat oven to 425F. 
  • Drain and rinse chickpeas. Let sit in colander to dry or dry on paper towels for at least 30 minutes.
  • Transfer chickpeas to parchment-lined baking sheet and toss with olive oil and seasonings.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes, stirring halfway, until crispy. Remove from oven and let cool.


Serving: 1gCalories: 97kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 3mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2g
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