The Best Crunchy Chickpeas

crunchy chickpeas with everything but the bagel seasoning

Do you remember Corn Nuts? Well, technically, they still exist, but I remember these all through middle school and high school as after-school snacks! Ranch, BBQ, they have so many awesome flavors. We tried making these crunchy chickpeas and we realized for all of you who can’t have corn, these are JUST like them! And also healthier 😉

Now, let’s talk about chickpeas! What makes these things awesome and why do we like them so much? Well, chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are rich in protein, fiber and tons of vitamins and minerals. Eating just one cup of chickpeas has almost 15 grams of protein. 15! These little legumes are the perfect example of a plant-based protein source. They can make tons of great recipes, including our favorite “chicken” or “egg” salad recipes, and when dried make a wonderful snack that can be flavored however you desire.

The Recipe

For this recipe, we use only 3 INGREDIENTS! Technically, you only need two, but we love the seasoning on these things. You need 1 can of chickpeas, a tablespoon of oil, and 1-2 tablespoons of one of our FAVORITE seasonings ever…Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning from Trader Joe’s! This seasoning, if you’ve never tried it will change your life breakfast to dinner. It’s so good! On top of this recipe, this is my favorite thing to add on top of my avocado toast…BOMB! SO here’s how we make these perfect crunchy chickpeas.

crunchy chickpeas with everything but the bagel seasoning

The Best Crunchy Chickpeas

Recipe by The Heartfelt WayCourse: SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
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These crunchy chickpeas make a great snack at home or on-the-go.



  • Preheat oven to 350′.
  • Drain can of chickpeas (save the brine to use for other recipes!).
  • Coat pan with 1-2 tbsp of oil.
  • Sprinkle seasoning on top and bake for 50 minutes, or until chickpeas are crunchy.
  • Remove from oven and salt and pepper to taste, if desired. Save in an airtight container!

Have fun finding your favorite desired seasonings. Next, we want to try making a vegan ranch flavor and BBQ flavor! Which do you think we should make first?!

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