These protein-packed crunchy chickpeas are good on just about anything. Munch on them plain, throw them into a trail mix, or serve alongside roasted vegetables. Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a good go-to snack that can be made ahead of time and enjoyed for days. Simply toss the chickpeas with the seasonings and roast in the oven or air fryer.

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We love experimenting with different flavors and seasonings, like sweet, savory, spicy, or even a mix of all three! We’re highlighting three different delicious flavor combinations: Salt & Pepper, Honey Roasted, and Spicy chickpeas. They’re all so yummy – it’s hard to pick a favorite. Luckily, they’re so simple to make, you don’t really need to!

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Did you know that these crunchy chickpeas are full of fiber, protein, and low in fat? Chickpeas also boast a full lineup of essential vitamins and minerals, making them such a healthy snack. Plus, they’re a great low-carb replacement for snacks like chips, or even salad toppings like the oh-so-crunchy salad crouton.

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Crunchy Chickpeas Recipe Tips:

+ Store covered on the countertop for up to 3-4 days.

+ Feel free to keep experimenting with different types of spices. A spicy honey roasted flavor would be great!

Three containers of crunchy chickpeas — a high protein snack for weight loss.

Crunchy Chickpeas

These protein-packed crunchy chickpeas are good on just about anything. Enjoy them on their own, on a salad, or on top of roasted veggies.


Yield: 5 servings / flavor
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Salt & Pepper Chickpeas

Honey Roasted Chickpeas

Spicy Chickpeas


  • For each recipe, preheat the oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    If using the air fryer, preheat to 375 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Lay the chickpeas on a towel and fold the towel over. Rub gently to remove the skin on the chickpeas as much as you can. Remove the skin and set the chickpeas onto the baking sheet.
  • Pour all ingredients onto the chickpeas and toss to fully coat the chickpeas.
  • If using the oven, bake for about 30-40 minutes, shaking the pan every 10 minutes until crispy. Remove from the oven and let cool.
    If using the air fryer, cook for 12-15 minutes, shaking every 5 minutes until crispy.
Calories: 150kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 0.4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 241mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 55IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 2mg
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crunchy chickpeas recipe