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Traditional game day flavors of buffalo wing sauce and ranch coating crunchy chickpeas

Simple, healthy, and easy game day snack recipe. Buffalo Ranch Roasted Chickpeas are crunchy garbanzo beans covered in buffalo wing sauce and ranch mix. Gluten free and vegetarian. #gamedayrecipes #buffaloranch #roastedchickpeasThese Buffalo Ranch Roasted Chickpeas feature classic game day flavors in a healthy snack.  Toss them in a salad or eat them as is!

Simple, healthy, and easy game day snack recipe. Buffalo Ranch Roasted Chickpeas are crunchy garbanzo beans covered in buffalo wing sauce and ranch mix. Gluten free and vegetarian. #gamedayrecipes #buffaloranch #roastedchickpeasThis post contains affiliate links.

Chickpeas are also called garbanzo beans, which is what I called them growing up. Most commonly, I see and hear “garbanzo beans” and have never seen a can that says “chickpeas” but we will stick with the “chickpea” naming in this recipe as that is how roasted chickpeas are known.  These Buffalo Ranch Roasted Chickpeas are pretty addicting!  Leave them out in close proximity and it is easy to just keep snacking on them, so make sure you make a large batch.  Especially if you are entertaining!

Simple, healthy, and easy game day snack recipe. Buffalo Ranch Roasted Chickpeas are crunchy garbanzo beans covered in buffalo wing sauce and ranch mix. Gluten free and vegetarian. #gamedayrecipes #buffaloranch #roastedchickpeasThese Buffalo Ranch Roasted Chickpeas are a great way to get classic game day flavors in a snack that is easy to make and eat.  They are also a healthier alternative to many traditional tailgating food recipes.  This amount of sauce makes them moderately hot.  Kick up the heat level by using either more sauce (but not so much where they become soggy) or adding some cayenne when tossing with the ranch seasoning.

Can I use dried chickpeas/garbanzo beans?

I have not personally tried these with dried beans, but yes, you can.  However!  You need to cook them first.  Do NOT make these with still-dried beans, they will be incredibly hard.  You will need to soak the dried beans overnight and cook them before proceeding with the instructions below.

Simple, healthy, and easy game day snack recipe. Buffalo Ranch Roasted Chickpeas are crunchy garbanzo beans covered in buffalo wing sauce and ranch mix. Gluten free and vegetarian. #gamedayrecipes #buffaloranch #roastedchickpeasTo make Buffalo Ranch Roasted Chickpeas, first drain, rinse and dry the chickpeas.  Toss them with some of the buffalo wing sauce and a little sauce.  Roast the chickpeas in the oven to dry them out to your desired crunchiness.  Then toss them with a touch more sauce if needed and the ranch mix. 

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Simple, healthy, and easy game day snack recipe. Buffalo Ranch Roasted Chickpeas are crunchy garbanzo beans covered in buffalo wing sauce and ranch mix. Gluten free and vegetarian. #gamedayrecipes #buffaloranch #roastedchickpeas

Simple, healthy, and easy game day snack recipe. Buffalo Ranch Roasted Chickpeas are crunchy garbanzo beans covered in buffalo wing sauce and ranch mix. Gluten free and vegetarian. #gamedayrecipes #buffaloranch #roastedchickpeas Simple, healthy, and easy game day snack recipe. Buffalo Ranch Roasted Chickpeas are crunchy garbanzo beans covered in buffalo wing sauce and ranch mix. Gluten free and vegetarian. #gamedayrecipes #buffaloranch #roastedchickpeas

Buffalo Ranch Roasted Chickpeas

Traditional game day flavors of buffalo wing sauce and ranch coating crunchy chickpeas
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Passive Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Game Day, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 cups
Calories: 1428kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Place them between two clean towels or paper towels and gently pat dry, removing as much moisture as you can. (If you want to remove the skins, press more firmly to peel many of them off. Leaving the skin on will provide a little extra crunch and fiber - this is a preference decision).
  • Toss the dried chickpeas with the buffalo wing sauce and salt.
  • Spread the chickpeas out on a silicon baking mat lined baking sheet (or spray tin foil with cooking spray).
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until the beans are starting to take on a little color and get dry. Turn off the oven and leave the beans in the oven to continue drying out to your desired crunchiness, checking every 10-15 minutes. (I like mine crunchy and leave them in for 30-40 minutes post-baking).
  • Put the cooked chickpeas in a small bowl. Add the ranch seasoning and a dash more of the buffalo wing sauce if the beans are dry to help the ranch stick. Toss to coat. Adjust seasoning as desired with any of the spices.

Notes

If you want the chickpeas extra crunchy, you can cook them at 400F instead of 350F but watch them closely as they can start to over-darken!
For a truly gluten free snack, ensure the sauce and ranch mix you are using are gluten free.
These chickpeas are moderately hot.Ā  Increase the heat level by adding cayenne to the ranch mix as using too much sauce will make them soggy.

Nutrition

Calories: 1428kcal | Carbohydrates: 240g | Protein: 75g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 3502mg | Potassium: 2475mg | Fiber: 65g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 417mg | Iron: 25mg
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By on March 6th, 2019

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2 thoughts on “Buffalo Ranch Roasted Chickpeas”

    • Hi Brielle,
      Glad you loved them! And too bad the others didn’t “get” it! šŸ˜‰ I just keep them in a bag or container at room temperature and they hold for a good week. In the fridge they might start to soften šŸ™‚

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