In my opinion, this is one of those recipes that if you're not doing it, you need to drop everything and do it now. You know I have a history of getting on "kicks" in the kitchen and this one, I'm happy to say, is much healthier than my last one.
Have you experienced the salty, crunchy, addictive goodness of roasted garbanzo beans? Yes, garbanzo beans. Chickpeas. From a can. Roasted up. Yum.
They go extremely well with a beer, I must say. But also serve well, sitting in a bowl in the middle of your kitchen table for your constant snackers. (I have four. Technically, three and a half.) My kids hover when they are in the oven and stand over the cooling cookie sheet waiting for them to be just cool enough devour.
The recipe is ridiculously easy. Trust me, double it. And bake them longer than you think you should. Otherwise you'll end up with beans that are pasty and soft on the inside. We're going for crunch.
Roasted Garbanzo Beans, best snack ever.
Drain and rinse well one can of garbanzo beans. There will be a few stray "skins" from the beans. If they gross you out, you can remove them. I don't bother.
Lay the beans out on a cookie sheet and with a paper towel, pat dry any excess water.
Drizzle with olive oil and jiggle the pan to coat all the beans. (Or use your hands. My method of choice.)
Sprinkle with a coarse salt (Or other seasonings that inspire you.)
Roast at 400 ° for roughly 30-40 minutes–until deep brown and crunchy. Some beans will even begin to crack open. My children tell me, these ones are the best. I concur.
Garbanzo beans are now a staple in my kitchen pantry. But be warned, they are highly addictive.
30 comments on “Best snack ever”
oh, yum yum molly! thank you!
Oh I think I will be making these today!
Thanks for reminding me about these. It’s been a while, but I remember really liking them. I think I’ll make some soon!
I can’t wait to try this later this afternoon!
We love them with a bit of nutritional yeast for a cheesey flavor. Yum.
I am so very making these today. Thank you!
We’ve done them in the frying pan, I should try them in the oven. Mr Picky Tristan even loves them.
This is great! I’m trying not to eat any sugar right now, so non-sugary snacks are super helpful!
I’m off to check the cupboard for chick peas!!
I have been following your blog for awhile and am always inspired by your approach to life, schooling, motherhood…
These look scrumptious! I’m always looking for a protein packed snack for my little girl who can’t have peanuts. Thanks for sharing this!
I agree, I love this snack as well!
have been meaning to try these approximately forever. will take this as a cosmic kick in the pants.
Looks delicious beans,it is really good snacks!
Excited to try these! My doctor thinks I have a hidden food allergy, but this would be okay right now despite my limits. Yay!
I like these, but have never made my own. Must give them a go…..
We love garbanzos (chick peas) and use them all the time in various recipes. I’ve bought roasted ones before but never made any. Now I’ll have to try!
this is great to know! thanks.
Ok, we’ve been doing this for a few years now and LOVE them! After they’re roasted, we toss them with garlic powder, curry and chili powder. DIVINE!
These were delicous, thank you! We live in Romania where chickpeas are sold dry, and are a bit on the expensive side (not sure why). But we’ll be splurging so we can try different flavors on these guys.
You’ve never steered me wrong and this snack is no exception! =) Just made these tonight and had to run to the store for a few more cans of beans, lol. You are definitely right about their addictive quality!
We made something very similar with moroccan spices. You should try it out 🙂
These are awesome!!! Thx for posting this! I’ve made them twice already and can’t keep them from disappearing! 🙂
I have a much-neglected can of garbanzos in my pantry right now. Know what I’m making today!
Thanks for the great idea!
Just made these and they are deeelicious!
Oh god they look so nice, I might have to try this over the weekend.
I finally got around to making these this morning. Wow, such crunchy goodness. I would only make one change to your recipe — you might as well use two can of beans because one can is not going to last long.
sigh… I was so intent on not under-doing them, that I over-did ’em. Good thing I have another can to try with tomorrow. & I like “charred” as a flavor.
I had some leftover garbanzo beans from a recipe and decided to try roasting them. Looked for a recipe and found this. I like it because it’s simple…not a million herbs or spices. It’s easy! And delicious, I’m sure. The oven is pre-heating as I type this….
Awesome. Thx! We do (apparently excePtion to rule) have leftovers…which is good bc I am making these for use as a toddler snack. So- leftovers– fridge or no? No, right? Or yes & reheat? I’m hopIng for nO fridge a’s the toddler in question is super picky & would be nice to have yummy & good Protein bang for buck on quick hand. Thx!