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Crunchy Roasted Chickpea Snack

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  • Author: Inna Fooks
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Crunchy roasted chickpeas are the tastiest and crunchiest snack out there. The flavor opportunities are endless when it comes to these perfectly crunchy pearls of goodness.


  • 2 cans (398ml/can) of chickpeas or 2.5 cups of pre-cooked chickpeas
  • 2 tbs olive oil


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika


  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 salt


  • Preheat oven to 450°C. Dry canned or pre-cooked chickpeas using a clean dish towel or paper towels (they need to be fully dry in order to get the crunch).
  • Coat chickpeas in olive oil and place on lined baking tray.
  • Bake for 25 minutes checking in on them 2-3 times and shuffling tray to get all sides toasted.
  • Mix your flavoring in a separate bowl. For the sweet: add maple syrup, vanilla extract and cinnamon and stir until well combined. For savory: add olive oil, salt, pepper and paprika. Set aside.
  • Remove chickpeas from oven and place in a bowl – coat your chickpeas in the flavor profile you choose.
  • Return to oven and cook for another 5-7 minutes so that flavor is really soaked and baked through.
  • Remove from oven, let cool. It’s ready to enjoy.


  • You can use an air fryer for a quicker cooking result – turn air fryer to 390°C for 15 minutes checking in at the 10-minute mark and to shuffle it. Be sure not to over crowed fryer.
  • You can store cooked chickpeas in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Snack

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