Roasted garbanzo beans are extremely affordable and can be seasoned in so many different ways. The key to making them extra crunchy and delicious is to roast them long enough. See recipe notes, below.Roasted garbanzo beans recipe: A cheap and healthy snack. Repin to save!

These roasted garbanzo beans (a.k.a. roasted chickpeas) are easy to make, healthy, satisfying, and cost about one dollar to make.

One dollar!

I like this recipe because it’s a great alternative to expensive store-bought snack mixes. And it’s much healthier. Garbanzo beans are full of protein and fiber.

Roasted garbanzo beans are nothing like canned garbanzo beans. Once roasted, they turn out very crunchy and light. There are a perfect on-the-go snack, whether you’re taking your kids to school or traveling by plane.

You might want to make more than one batch, because they take a long time to bake. And because you’ll probably eat them all in one sitting.

Important Recipe Note For Crunchy Garbanzo Beans

Roasted garbanzo beans have to be baked long enough to get crunchy. Take your batch out at the 35-minute mark (see recipe, below) and try one. If it’s not completely crunchy in the middle, continue roasting until it is.

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Roasted garbanzo beans recipe: A super cheap and easy snack that's crunchy and addictive!

Roasted Garbanzo Beans

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Substitute your favorite dried spice blend if desired. Leave these in the oven as long as necessary so the garbanzo beans get completely dry and crunchy - up to 45 minutes or more, depending on your oven.


  • 15.5 ounce can garbanzo beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Drain garbanzo beans and rinse with cold water. Remove excess water by patting with a paper towel.
  2. In a mixing bowl, coat beans with olive oil. Add spices and mix well. Spread out on a large baking sheet. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or more, or until garbanzo beans are completely dried and crunchy.

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