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Crunchy Oven Roasted Chickpeas 4 Ways

Crunchy Oven Roasted Chickpeas 4 Ways

Roasted chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) are tasty and healthy. They are high in fiber and protein, which makes them filling and keeps you full longer.

You can snack away on these roasted chickpeas, but they would also be a wonderful addition to salads, pastas, soups, and vegetable bowls! This recipe is also naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Chickpeas take on a wonderful nutty flavour when roasted and it just seems to work well with whatever spice, herb, or sauce that you add.

For this recipe, I’m sharing my current favs using dried spices and a lime.

  • Smoked paprika and cumin: smoky with subtle heat
  • Cinnamon and sugar: a little sweet with a bit of warmth
  • Turmeric and ginger: a warm, spicy bite
  • Lime and black pepper: bright, citrus flavour with mild heat

If you want, check out Part Two! Right here: Crunchy Oven-Roasted Chickpeas 4 (More) Ways.

Fours of different spice combinations.

Salt and olive oil on the ends. Starting top left and going clockwise: lime (zest and juice) and cracked black pepper, smoked paprika and cumin, cinnamon and sugar, and turmeric and ginger.

For Scott and me, our favourite is the lime and black pepper followed very closely by the cinnamon and sugar blend. Let me know what flavours you like in the comments!

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

How do you make roasted chickpeas?

Chickpeas on one half of a baking sheet.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Drain, rinse, and pat dry chickpeas. Remove lose chickpea skins that come off when drying.

A baking sheet covered in chickpeas.

On a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, spread chickpeas in a single layer, then coat with olive oil and salt. Roast for 30 minutes, shaking the sheet in 10 minute intervals.

Two baking sheets featuring four flavours of roasted chickpeas.

After roasting for 30 minutes, remove from the oven and coat the chickpeas with seasoning. Place back in the oven for 10 minutes or until crispy. Enjoy!

Four bowls of crunchy, oven-roasted chickpeas.

From top-left and going clockwise: smoked paprika and cumin, lime and black pepper,turmeric and cumin, and cinnamon and sugar.

Crunchy Oven Roasted Chickpeas 4 Ways, each in a separate bowl.

I hope you try this recipe! If you do, please leave me a rating and comment down below or tag me on any of my social media. I’m @yay_for_food on Instagram. I’ll love a picture!

Crunchy Oven Roasted Chickpeas 4 Ways

Crunchy Oven Roasted Chickpeas 4 Ways

Yield: 4 (makes 2 cups)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Roasted chickpeas are healthy, crunchy, addictive, and the flavour combinations are endless! Check out these 4 delicious flavours; you can’t just have one! Vegan and gluten-free too!


  • 2 - 19 oz. cans of cooked chickpeas, drained, rinsed, and thoroughly dried
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt

Plus one of the following dried spices or citrus combos*:

  • 2 tsp smoked paprika / 1 tsp cumin
  • 3 tsp sugar / 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp turmeric / 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 lime (juice and zest) / 2 tsp cracked black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet (with sides) with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  2. Drain, rinse, and pat the chickpeas dry using paper towels or a clean dish towel. Remove chickpea skins that come off when drying (the drier the better).
  3. Spread the chickpeas in a single layer on the baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil and salt. Toss gently so that the chickpeas are evenly coated. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes, gently shaking the baking sheet every 10 minutes to move around the chickpeas.
  4. After 30 minutes, remove from the oven and evenly coat with the seasoning of your choice. Place the coated chickpeas back in the oven for 5-10 more minutes, until crispy. Best served immediately for warm crunchiness.


  • *Adjust quantities according to taste preferences.
  • Store at room temperature in a container without a sealed lid/with a loosely covered lid (it helps it stay crispier). Chickpeas lose a little bit of crispness and get a little chewier the next day. They are still delicious and addicting though!
  • Nutritional information represents one serving for a total of four servings and excludes seasonings.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 9.4gCarbohydrates: 37.8gProtein: 14g

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Friday 22nd of March 2024

I finally e your recipe tonight after buying my chick peas a couple of months ago. I made sure they were good and dry and removed all of the loose skins. I put mine in a cast iron frying pan covered with tin foil. Put my peas in and coated them with olive oil and added a little salt. I tried garlic powder and grated Romano cheese on mine. I put them back in my oven for an additional 15 miners, but they were still chewy inside so I put them back in for an additional 15 minutes and they were perfect. Maybe the cast iron was too thick. Will definitely try a baking sheet the next time and there will definitely be a next time! My 17 year old grandson and I LOVE them!!! Thank you for sharing!


Wednesday 27th of May 2020

I love this recipe!!!


Saturday 16th of April 2022

@Marie | Yay! for Food, Is it necessary to rinse

Marie | Yay! for Food

Wednesday 27th of May 2020

Thank you Jazz! I'm glad you love these roasted chickpeas!

Dave Cooper

Saturday 23rd of May 2020

I am presently cooking dried chickpeas. Should these be cooked and roasted or can you just do these straight from dried ?

Marie | Yay! for Food

Saturday 23rd of May 2020

Hi Dave! The chickpeas should be cooked before roasting.


Tuesday 31st of March 2020

Black pepper and lime were delicious! Thank you for the recipe in this weird time of quarantine.

Marie | Yay! for Food

Tuesday 31st of March 2020

Hi Nick! Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment! Stay safe!


Saturday 2nd of March 2019

The sentence beginning “Scott and mine’s favourite...” is grammatically incorrect and detracts from your beautiful photos and interesting recipes.


Tuesday 28th of December 2021

@Joy, Really you care that much about grammar that you cannot make the recipe.Everyone is not perfect. Be kind


Friday 19th of April 2019


Marie | Yay! For Food

Saturday 2nd of March 2019

Fair point. I've changed the beginning of the sentence. I'm glad you like the photos.

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