Once I figured out how to make roasted garbanzo beans and how easy it is, I fell in love. Now, this cheesy roasted chickpea recipe is one of my go-to vegan snacks.

Three bowls of cheesy roasted garbanzo beans.

How to roast chickpeas

Roasting garbanzo beans in the oven is actually really easy. I prefer to use dried chickpeas that I cook ahead of time, but canned garbanzo beans work well too. I usually bake them at 400°F or 205°C for 20 minutes. Then I flip the chickpeas and bake them for another 20 minutes. However, if you want them extra crispy, you can broil them for the last 5 minutes or so.

How to use roasted Garbanzo Beans

Crispy chickpeas are great for snacking. They’re also delicious on top of your favorite salad or soup. Cheesy roasted chickpeas also add a delightful crunch to your favorite veggie bowl.

Up close photo of roasted garbanzo beans.

How to store roasted chickpeas

You might be wondering how to store roasted chickpeas? I recommend an airtight glass container such as a mason jar or weck jar. If they are really crispy, they will keep just fine at room temperature for 1-2 weeks. After about a week, though, I tend to move them to the fridge.

Chickpea Nutrition Facts

Chickpeas are incredibly nutrient-dense. Firstly, one cup of cooked chickpeas contains 45 grams of carbohydrates, 4.2 grams of fat, and 14.5 grams of protein. Secondly, chickpeas are a good source of thiamin, folate, and vitamin B6. Finally, they contain a good amount of several minerals, including iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, and manganese.

More chickpea recipe love

We hope you LOVE these cheesy roasted chickpeas! They’re:
Savory
Cheesy
Crunchy
Satisfying
& SO versatile!

If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #raepublic on Instagram! I’d love to see what you come up with. Cheers, lovely!

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Cheesy Roasted Chickpeas


  • Author: Rae Aflatooni
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 18 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Easy, 6 ingredients roasted cheesy vegan chickpea recipe. These are the perfect plant-based snack for on-the-go or staying at home. 


Ingredients

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  • 6 cups chickpeas, soaked & cooked
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F/200°C.
  2. Rinse chickpeas and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Pour avocado oil and 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt over chickpeas and toss thoroughly.
  4. In a small bowl, combine 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt, 5 tablespoons nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and set aside.
  5. Spread chickpeas on a silicone baking mat on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, flip and bake for another 20 minutes, or until crispy. (Turn the broil on for an extra 5 minutes for extra crispiness.)
  7. Scoop chickpeas back into the large bowl. Pour over topping (from the small bowl), tossing the chickpeas as you go.

Notes

Using canned chickpeas in lieu of freshly cooked ones works great. There are about 1.5 cups per (15 ounce) can so you would need 4 cans of chickpeas. I would recommend giving them an extra rinse. 

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Bake

Keywords: easy vegan snack, crunchy roasted chickpeas, gluten-free snack, vegan cheese snack

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  1. Be warned! It’s easy to eat 1/2 of these cheesy roasted chickpeas in one sitting.

  2. One of my favorite snacks! So glad I found this recipe.