Crispy Dry-Roasted Chickpeas (No Oil)

Dry-Roasted chickpeas are a crispy, crunchy and satisfying vegan snack with no added oil. Easy to make and perfectly portable!

Dry-roasted chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas have been all over the internet for a while now, but I never got around to trying them myself – and now that I have, I wonder why I waited so long!

They are a delightfully crunchy, flavorful vegan snack, perfect for packing in a lunch or taking on a hike. They’re also easy to make and versatile.

Just drain and rinse a can or two of chickpeas (it might say Garbonzo beans on the label — same thing, but in Spanish) or soak dried ones overnight, toss them with whatever flavorings you like.

I used salt, garlic powder, and paprika, but you can use tons of things. Chili powder, lemon juice and dill, onion, black pepper — they go well with almost anything so it’s a lot of fun to experiment and play with various flavors.

Most of the recipes I saw called for oil but I went with a dry-roasted (no oil) method and baked in the oven. It worked great – just toss slightly damp chickpeas in with your seasonings and spread them out on a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat like so:

Un-cooked chickpeas

Pop them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 45-60 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes or so (this part is important – if you don’t stir them occasionally they won’t cook evenly and you want them all to be nice and crispy/crunchy but not burnt) and you’ll end up with something like this:

Dry roasted chickpeas

Not the most gorgeous thing in the world, but once you throw them in a little bowl they look just fine – kind of like nuts, really. It’s amazing how the chickpeas go from soft to crunchy, they really have a satisfying crispy texture!

Oven-roasted chickpeas with no oil

So if you haven’t tried oven-roasted chickpeas yet, please don’t be like me and wait forever! If you have, do you have any favorite seasoning combinations I should try?

Crispy Dry-Roasted Chickpeas (No Oil)

Vegan, gluten free, soy free, low fat, refined sugar free Feel free to play with the seasonings and try your own variations!
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Course: Snack
Keyword: roasted chickpeas
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 2kcal
Author: Jessica Verma


  • 1 15.5 oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed (you can also use dried chickpeas, just soak them overnight first)
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  • Toss chickpeas, salt, and spices together in a small bowl until the chickpeas are evenly coated.
  • Spread chickpeas evenly on a cookie sheet and bake for anywhere from 45-60 minutes, stirring occasionally until they get hard and crunchy. 
  • Serve immediately or allow to cool first, they are good both ways!


Calories: 2kcal | Sodium: 333mg | Vitamin A: 160IU | Iron: 0.1mg
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