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Baked Garbanzo Beans | A Healthy Snack

baked garbanzo bean recipeMy kids love to snack. (Who am I kidding? So do their dad and I.)  When I was pregnant with my third child, I went through a vegetarian kick and discovered tons of recipes that we loved.  Baked Garbanzo Beans (Chick Peas) was one of them.  This healthy, nutritious snack is a total hit and I wanted to share the recipe with you.

As usual, in keeping true to my easy-to-make recipes theme, this recipe requires very few ingredients and is very simple to make.  In fact, you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry right now.

While the steps are easy and preparation is quick, you’ll need to plan to be in the kitchen for about 45 minutes and be able to check on the garbanzo beans every ten minutes or so.  So grab your garbanzo beans, olive oil, kosher salt, paprika and chili powder and lets get to cookin’.

After you’ve drained and rinsed the garbanzo beans, place them on a couple sheets of paper towel and pat them dry.  Place the garbanzo beans in a bowl and add the olive oil.  While I’m rinsing the beans, I pull out any of the skin or outer shell that has pulled away from the bean.  Toss and coat the garbanzo beans generously and make sure the beans are coated so that the spices will stick to the beans.

baked garbanzo beans recipe

Add the paprika and chili powder to the garbanzo beans.  Stir to make sure the spices are mixed throughout.  Since the beans are already coated in olive oil, there is no reason to spray your cookie sheet.  Place beans in a single layer on a cookie sheet and put into a preheated oven.

baked garbanzo beans recipeEvery ten minutes or so, shake the cookie sheet around so that the garbanzo beans move and don’t burn.  After about 40 minutes or so, they should be a nice, golden brown color and have a crunchy bite.

baked garbanzo beans recipe

This is a nutritious, healthy snack that I’m sure everyone will love.  My husband is a pretty picky eater, but he absolutely loves these.

baked garbanzo beans recipe

Baked Garbanzo Beans | A Healthy Snack
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A healthy, nutritious snack that everyone will love.
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 can of garbanzo beans
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp paprika (you can add more/less depending on your taste)
  • ½ tbsp chili powder (you can add more/less depending on your taste)
  • kosher salt, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400. Drain garbanzo beans in colander and rinse under running water. Place beans on paper towels and pat dry.
  2. Place beans in a medium size bowl and add olive oil. Toss and coat garbanzo beans. Add paprika and chili powder and toss again.
  3. Place beans on a cookie sheet in a single layer - No need to oil the cookie sheet. Place in preheated oven.
  4. Bake for about 40 minutes. Every ten minutes or so, shake the cookie sheet to move the beans around. Once the beans are a nice, golden brown with a crunchy bite, they are done.
These do not store well. Only make what your family will eat in about a 8 hour time period.
About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1
    LaKeshia C says:

    That recipe looks good girl!

  2. 3

    Yum these look so good and have so many possibilities!

  3. 4

    That looks so yummy and healthy!

  4. 5

    I love these, I make them all the time (but not baked usually)

  5. 6

    These sound good, and I don’t usually like garbonzo beans, but I think I could pick on these as a snack while working on the computer. YUM.

  6. 7

    These look great! I’ve never had them as a snack before I’ll have to give them a try.

  7. 8

    Do they have a crunch like peanuts? These look so good, and I bet my boys would eat them.

  8. 10

    Those look good and super easy to make! Printing off the recipe so the husband will make them lol.

  9. 11

    I have never tried garbanzo beans before. After reading your recipe, I might have to try them.

  10. 12
    Shannon says:

    Those look great. I need to try and see if my super picky child will eat!

  11. 13
    GayLynn says:

    Sounds delicious…thanks for posting it!

  12. 14

    MMM! I have had many variations of baked garbanzo beans, they are yummy.

  13. 15

    What a high protein snack! My kids would love this. I have never tried to bake Garbanzo beans like that before. Don’t know why, it is soooo easy!

  14. 16

    Interesting recipe. I have to try this. I didn’t know you could bake these beans. My kids love them. I can’t wait to try this out with them. Thanks!

  15. 17

    I keep coming across you in SU and it’s always something delicious like this. I thumbs up you like crazy, mama! Delish!

  16. 18

    These look delish! I gave it a thumbs up, and rated it a 5. Do you think they would store better if you started with dry chick peas, instead of canned? Just wondering.

  17. 20

    Just letting you know that these are in the oven now (I changed up the spice mix a bit… Hope it still tastes good).

  18. 22

    Cool! I just know my kids will love this one – and it’s a lot healthier than a lot of the things they want to snack on. I LOVE chickpeas – and, equally important, my kids also love them. Somehow, I think it was my mom who turned them into big chickpea fans when they were about 2 years old. They also love Indian food (I take responsibility for that one). So, besides hummus (which both of my kids enjoy), we regularly eat a homemade curried chickpea dish, mostly with rice and steamed broccoli (which has been my kids’ favorite vegetable simply forever – and I have no explanation at all for that one).

  19. 23

    one of my favorite snacks!

  20. 24

    Oh yum! I never would have thought to bake them either. I cannot wait to try these!

  21. 25

    I make them all the time. I like to use different spices each time. Garlic and parmesean are also really good. The combination of spices is endless.

    The only problem I have with them is that once I start eating them, I just can’t stop.

  22. 26

    I’ve baked garbanzo beans with olive oil, fresh chopped garlic, kosher salt, and fresh cracked pepper so they were still a bit ‘meaty’, then tossed with some lightly sauteed spinach, crumbled feta and a squeeze of lemon. Delicious!

  23. 27

    Hi, not a Mom, but this recipe was awesome.. the gf loves them!
    I used dehydrated beans (soaked overnight prior to baking). I put the extras in ziplock bags with a paper towel and they seem to be holding up pretty well a couple days later!

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