Snap…crackle…POP! Roasted chickpeas! If you are the type of person who prefers savory over sweet, this is your snack! Our roasted chickpeas recipe offers a flavorful, high-protein, and high-fiber snack to keep you satisfied until your next meal. Making your own snacks at home is also a great way to save money and help lower your sodium and added sugar intake.
Roasted chickpeas are super versatile. You can add any seasonings you like to put your own unique twist. We like to keep it simple and low-sodium with some garlic and a little kick from cayenne pepper. Chickpeas are a staple in a Mediterranean diet, so you could also try our No-Sodium Greek Seasoning blend to give roasted chickpeas an extra Mediterranean boost!
The fiber and protein found in chickpeas make this snack a great choice if you are trying to manager your blood sugar levels. This recipe makes 4 servings, and each serving would provide about 32 grams of carbohydrate, 9g fiber, and 11g of protein! This recipe also a great source of iron, phosphate, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K. Talk about nutrient-dense!
Hungry for some more savory snacks that are diabetes-friendly? Try our Peanut & Pepitas trail mix next!
- 2 cans chickpeas 15 oz, drained
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 Tbsp cayenne pepper optional
- Preheat the oven to 450F.
- Drain and rinse the chickpeas, then blot with a paper towel to dry.
- Mix together chickpeas, olive oil, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Lay out on a sheet pan.
- Bake in the oven for about 30-40 minutes until the chickpeas get the desired crunch. The longer you bake them, the crunchier they will be.
Nutrition info is approximate and may contain errors.
Rebecca Bitzer loves to empower Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and their clients. Co-author of Welcome to the Rebelution: Seven steps to the nutrition counseling practice of your dreams and Taste the Sweet Rebellion: Rebel against dieting.