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Healthy Roasted Chickpeas (Oven & Air Fried)

Crunchy and healthy roasted chickpeas are a moreish vegan snack or a fabulous addition to a salad or bowl. These oven roasted chickpeas or air fried chickpeas are tossed in spices and roasted until golden.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: side, Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 23kcal
Author: Janelle Hama



  • Rinse and pat dry chickpeas, absorbing as much moisture as possible.
    1 can chickpeas
  • In a large mixing bowl, place chickpeas, spices and oil and combine thoroughly until every chickpea is coated.
    1 can chickpeas, ¼ teaspoon Salt, ¼ teaspoon Cumin, ¼ teaspoon Paprika, ¼ teaspoon Pepper, ½ tablespoon Avocado oil

Oven Roasted Chickpeas

  • Place chickpeas onto a tray lined with baking paper and spread chickpeas out into a single layer. Roasted in a preheated oven 200C (390F) for approximately 22 minutes or until desired amount of crunch is achieved.

Air fried chickpeas

  • Place chickpeas into the air fryer pan, in a single layer if possible, and fry on high setting* (see notes) for approx. 12 minutes or until desired amount of crunch is achieved.
  • Best served immediately.



Canned chickpeas will be in brine, this is called aquafaba. Save this brine as you can make several foods out of this magical juice.
Patting dry chickpeas helps to make them crunchy when roasted.
The longer you roast chickpeas the crunchier they will be from the outside out but the drier they will be on the inside.
Oven roasting - watch out toward the end of the roasting cycle as they will brown quickly. Check in around the 20 minute mark.
Air fryer chickpeas - if you can’t place the chickpeas into a single layer, then shake the pan halfway through to enjoy all chickpeas are crunchy.
Air fryers differ per make and model. 
Whilst roasted chickpeas can be stored, they are best eaten within the same day they are made as the longer they sit, the less crunchy they will be.
*Shop for your healthy organic groceries at Thrive Market*.
N.B., nutrition info is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. This will vary based on the specific ingredients you use


Serving: 1g | Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg