This simple recipe is perfect for a crunchy and healthy snack that can be enjoyed anytime. I typically use chickpeas, pinto beans or lima beans but any large bean will work well. Experiment with your spices to create a variety of tasty snacks!


  • 4 cans of beans (or 4 cups of dried beans)
  • Spice of choice 


  1. If using dry beans, soak 4 cups of beans overnight.  Be sure to cover the beans with at least one inch of water. Bring the water to a boil, then simmer for one hour.
  2. If using canned beans, drain and rinse.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°
  4. Place the beans on a non-stick cookie tray (4 cups will require 2 cookie trays).
  5. Cover liberally with your spice of choice (I prefer granulated garlic, but any spice will work).
  6. Check the beans at  50 minutes and rotate the trays. Cook chickpeas and pinto beans for 70 minutes. Cook lima beans for 80 minutes. 
  7. Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before eating.

Leave the cooked beans in the open air for storage.