I’m a big lover of any kind of snack, whether it’s popcorn or peas – I love to munch on things throughout the day!
I’ve loved chickpeas for a long time and my mum recently bought a pack of 12 TINS FOR £1.50. Seriously, woah. Like, I love chickpeas but this takes things to a whole new level!
I’ve been trying to find new ways to cook with them, i love sautéeing with some spinach and bacon, made into falafels, stews, hummus and I’ve always loved roasting them. They’re the perfect crunchy snack as an alternative to crisps! you can make them sweet by glazing them in honey or maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon!
They make a perfect snack or light supper with some other things, as shown above. I’m sure everyone would be impressed if you served them at a party as a nibble with some drinks! Little do they know, they’re actually super easy to rustle up. I mean, 3 ingredients – what are you waiting for?!
Here’s a video tutorial I made too 🙂
1 tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
Extra virgin olive oil, to coat (you can also use coconut oil if you are going for the sweet route)
Optional: any flavourings of your choice, I used smoked paprika
Preheat your oven to 180ºC.
Put chickpeas in a bowl and dry them using tissue (you can also use a salad spinner).
Coat with olive oil and salt and mix liberally with you hands.
Place on a lined baking tray and put in the middle shelf of the oven for 30 minutes, flipping half way through.
They should be done by 30 minutes, but if not, put them back in at 5 minutes intervals until done.
12 thoughts on “Roasted Chickpeas”
My friend made ones similar to this baking hers. I really liked the texture of them and she gave me the recipe. This is a sign that I really should make them!
They are so delicious and crunchy – so addictive!
Oh I didn’t realise that making roasted chickpeas could be so easy! I love buying them so I can’t wait to make them myself at home.
Thanks for stopping by Thanh! They’re one of my favourite snacks so hope you try them out too 🙂
Would you believe I’ve never made roasted chickpeas before?! They always look so good and I really need to give them a try. Yours look just perfect!
Seriously?! Make them ASAP! They’re one of my favourite snacks! 🙂 And thank you for the compliment!
Roasted chickpeas are the BEST addition to any salad – so delicious!
Gal you love them as much as I do Lucie!
A bit of chilli on mine i think!
Sounds great! 🙂
Do you have any recommendations for spicing these up? I love love love simple chickpeas, but would love to have a variety, especially for parties, like different kinds of Chex Mix, but the healthy version. 😉
P.S. Just found your blog and loving it! SO nice to see another teen foodie!
Hey Rachel, thank you so much for the lovely words!
I’m sure they would be great with cinnamon and maple syrup for a sweet taste and maybe some cayenne for spicy? You can also make them cheesy (and vegan!) by coating with a nutritional yeast ‘cheese’ sauce!
Hope that gives you some ideas!