Want to satisfy your savoury snack cravings with something a little healthier than chips? These crunchy rosemary garlic roasted chickpeas are just as flavourful and make the ultimate vegan protein-filled snack.
I used to be the world’s pickiest eater. But put a chocolate bar or brownie in front of me and it would disappear in .0934 seconds. Obviously, I had a taste for the sweet stuff. Which is why so many of the recipes in the ExSloth archives are desserts and sweet snacks.
But my tastebuds recently did a massive 180 on me and I’ve been craving all the savoury foods. On one hand, that’s great because I actually eat real meals now instead of living on baked goods alone. But I have very few homemade savoury snacks in my repertoire and my chip consumption is rising fast. No bueno.
So this week I set out to come up with a healthier alternative to chips that was just as flavourful and crunchy but offered a bit more in the nutrition department.
Roasted chickpeas came to mind immediately since they’re both crunchy and healthy. But I’m used to making sweet roasted chickpeas so I was at a loss flavour-wise.
Then I made this plate of deliciousness earlier this week and remembered how much I love the rosemary/garlic combo. And the idea for these rosemary garlic roasted chickpeas was born.
Rosemary Garlic Roasted Chickpeas
These rosemary garlic roasted chickpeas are super easy to make and only call for a handful of ingredients and about 30 minutes in the oven. Plus, they’re also crunchy AF, bursting with flavour and are perfect to munch on when those savoury snack cravings hit. Bonus points for all the plant-based protein power.
If you make these maple chai roasted chickpeas, I’d love to hear what you think. Leave a comment and rate the recipe or take a pic and tag it @ExSloth on Instagram!
p.s. Let me know in the comments what your favourite healthy, savoury vegan snacks are cuz I need all the help I can get.
More roasted snacks:
- 2 15oz cans of chickpeas, drained
- 1½ tbsp olive oil
- 1½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp ground rosemary (dried)
- salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- Preheat oven to 375F, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
- Drain and rinse the chickpeas and dry thoroughly between two kitchen or paper towels
- Transfer to prepared baking sheet, along with fresh rosemary if using and bake for 10 - 15 minutes, until fragrant
- Add the olive oil, garlic powder, ground nutmet, salt and pepper, plus the toasted chickpeas to a medium bowl and toss until well coated
- Transfer the coated chickpeas to the baking sheet and return to the oven for another 20 - 25 minutes or until the chickpeas start to brown and crisp up
- Turn off the oven and allow the chickpeas to cool in there as the oven cools, about 10 - 20 minutes
- The chickpeas are best on the same day but if you have any leftovers store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days
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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
Yes to roasted beans! From snacking to topping salads, they are always so nice to have on hand!
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Giselle Rochford says
Ohhh this one would be awesome on a salad! Thanks for the reminder <3
Michele @ Flavor Mosaic says
What a great idea! These make such a healthy snack!
I only ever tried making roasted chickpeas once and I overcooked them so that they were like little rocks, lol! I’ll have to give it a go again and try your recipe!
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Giselle Rochford says
That totally happened to me the first time I tried making them I kept putting them back into the oven to get crispy. But eventually I realised they get more crispy as they cool so about 30 mins in the oven should be find 🙂
Let me know what you think if you try it!
I have to try these. I have been on a chip Kick lately and need to stop. These sound like a delicious way to enjoy a healthy snack.
lisa | Garlic & Zest says
Isn’t it funny how when you take on a healthier lifestyle — you actually crave healthier foods? These chick peas sound so good to me!
Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy says
I love roasted chickpeas, and rosemary and garlic are two of my favorite seasonings. Yum!
They look utterly delicious!
Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy says
I LOVE roasted chickpeas! I haven’t made it in a while – gotto fix that stat! I do mine with indian spices, I want to try your rosemary version now!
Nayna Kanabar says
I love roasted chickpeas nad usually do them with chilli, rosemary sounds wonderful so will definitely try this flavour next time.
Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen says
I love sweet foods, but savoury roasted chickpeas are my fave! Love this flavour combo!
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