Easy Crispy, Crunchy, Tasty, Healthy Snack - Baked Chick Peas

I love Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas). I especially love it when I make Hummus. Middle Eastern food is sooooooooooo tasty! I had cans of Garbanzo Beans in my pantry for Hummus and I read about frying them. I tried frying them in olive oil and they were very tasty, but a little greasy. Then I tried baking them and I got almost the same result so I want to share it with you. As a snack, they disappear quickly. I just love the crunch. They are a healthy snack and also can be tossed in salads.

Step 1: Ingredients

Picture of Ingredients
****1 can of Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas) My favorite is S & W Premium Garbanzo Beans. They are the most tasty and the salt in it is just right.

****1 Tablespoon of a good tasting olive oil

**** table salt (optional)

First step: Turn oven on at 400 degrees
monkeylover7 months ago

Here's a variation, given to me by my nutritionist...2 Cups cooked chickpeas, 1 ½ tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp curry powder, 1 tsp Celtic sea salt, & ½ tsp turmeric. Very tasty!

homesteadcat (author)  monkeylover7 months ago

Thanks, I have to try it. Sounds delicious!

andreabernard9 months ago
Can you store them?
LQOTW2 years ago
This idea is brilliant!
PeoplesCar3 years ago
If I'm using dried chick peas, do I need to soak them for 48hrs and then cook them (like I'm making humus), or just do a 48hr soak (like I'm using them for falafel)?
homesteadcat (author)  PeoplesCar3 years ago
I would soak them ovenight and cook them. You want to start with cooked beans.The consistancy of the beans in the can is not mushy, they are firm(but cooked)so don't overcook the beans.
Batness4 years ago
I love these, but I've only bought them fried. I will have to try baking them!
Do reconstituted dried garbanzo beans work just as well as canned?
homesteadcat (author)  Batness4 years ago
Dried garbanzo beans are not cooked. Canned beans are cooked already. If you are going to reconstitute them you must soak them in water, then cook them ( like in a pressure cooker) before you attempt this recipe.
Why a pressure cooker? Why not just boil them? The only reason why I think you need to use a pressure cooker is that if you are going to can the beans. Which you aren't going to. Correct me if I'm wrong, thank you.
homesteadcat (author)  bowow08073 years ago
It doesn't matter how you cook them, as long as you cook them before you start this recipe. Pressure cooking is like boiling them, but much faster.
uuuh, i tried some "baked" chickpeas from a nearby fruit and nut store
it was a dry, hard thing and was like filled with flour? (thoroughly disappointing)
are these like that or are they crunchy and oily? mmmm
homesteadcat (author)  AussieAnglerGal3 years ago
These are crunchy, tasty and not too oily. I use only 1Tablespoon of olive oil when I bake them. It's a very simple recipe- quick to make and eveyone loves to munch on them.
wow they sound great, will have to try them! :)
PS- my family and i LOVE your apple turnovers!
binary5 years ago
i just started making these...realized that i have a can of soy beans...not chick peas. i'm gonna proceed anyways. i will let you know how this recipe turns out with the substitution.
binary binary5 years ago
success! soy beans work great too!
Really? Can you share your method please dear?
Exactly the same way! I thought I was using chick peas like the recipe but noticed after I was done that my can was actually soy beans. So just follow the recipe but replace the can of chickpeas with a can of soy beans.
Aah! Thanks dear, appreciate it indeed!
homesteadcat (author)  binary5 years ago
That's great! I will have to try soy beans.
its been many a year since i've eaten chick peas
so long i can't even remember if i like them or not!!! :D
but in any case, i MUST try this
especially if there ae good as your apple turnovers ;)
magician1763 years ago
Hello Cat, I noticed that you love the real delicious stuff! I love the baked chick peas! I was wondering if you know how to do corn like that? I have bought baked corn kernels that were so crunchy and chewy in a packet while in the UK. My favorite dish is very spicy curry! Kind regards
bree.jay3 years ago
Oh my... I seem to have stumbled upon my new favourite snack.... nom nom nom!
would adding cayenne pepper or chilli powder or something spicy at this stage be nice in the final product?
i do paprika and chili's in addition to the olive oil + salt

baking drives out most of the chili's heat - awesome snack!
homesteadcat (author)  wontcontribute4 years ago
That sounds yummy - a spark of fire! I have to try that. Thanks!
hlfwy.thr4 years ago
How long do these last for? Is there still much moisture left after baking? I'm thinking of making a bunch and keeping it over a span of about a week.
homesteadcat (author)  hlfwy.thr4 years ago
They should last for a week. After baking, they are moisture free and very crunchy. I usually make 2 cans and it gets eaten up in a few days. If they hang around longer, you could store them in the refrig.
Sweet, thanks!
TTCdiygirl4 years ago
findo5 years ago
I made these just now and tried them out on my picky other half, who likes them too. I'm afraid they didn't get time to cool ;-) I used smoked salt to add a little extra flavour, and that worked well. Thanks very much for a great recipe, I'll be making these again.
Huskyteer5 years ago
This was great - I love chickpeas, and salty snacks. (I used garlic salt.)
ERCBIENG5 years ago
This looks super good! Im gonna go make some right now
Now that's a great snack idea! With the can that I have I never did get around to making the hummus that I had planned but I'm going to make this recipe in about 20 min. =)
ChrysN6 years ago
I've bought something like this in the store but they are fried, they are really good but I don't like the fact that they are fried. I'm so glad to know that you can bake these. Thanks! I am definitely make some!