Crispy Buffalo Chickpeas (Only 4 Ingredients!)

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These Crispy Buffalo Chickpeas are equal parts delicious and addictive! Made with only 4 ingredients, this Oil-Free recipe has a perfect kick and crunch.

Who knew that such crunchy, spicy, and delicious perfection was only 4 budget-friendly ingredients away?!

baking sheet covered in crispy buffalo chickpeas and wooden spoon

If you know me in real life, you’ll know that I absolutely love spicy food. A meal just doesn’t feel complete without it! I originally created these Buffalo Chickpeas as a Savory Snack Idea…but to be honest, they’ve been making their way into my Salads and Buddha Bowls as well. ((No complaints here))

The good news is they’re made with only FOUR affordable ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry: Chickpeas, Nutritional Yeast, Cornstarch, and Buffalo Sauce!

ingredients for crispy buffalo chickpeas on wood cutting board

All you have to do is drain (but don’t rinse) your Chickpeas, then toss them in a bowl with the remaining ingredients. I opted to cook these Buffalo Chickpeas in the oven at a lower temperature, for a longer amount of time. This allows the Chickpeas to actually be crispy aka not still mushy in the center. (Thanks for the tip, Minimalist Baker!)

white bowl of crispy buffalo chickpeas on wood cutting board

This recipe only calls for one can of Chickpeas and makes a pretty small batch. If you’re anything like me, though, you miiiight just want to double it. Because I ate all of these crispy, addictive morsels in a matter of hours. They’re great as is, but if you do have leftovers, try them out as a spicy and fun twist on a crouton!

overhead shot of bowl of crispy chickpeas, nutritional yeast, and buffalo sauce

If you’re looking for more recipes using Chickpeas, you’ll also love this Ultimate Chickpea Salad Sandwich and this Creamy Tomato and Red Pepper Soup with Crispy Basil Chickpeas!

Finally, if you make this recipe and decide to share it on Facebook or Instagram, don’t forget to tag me @FromMyBowl + #FromMyBowl! I love seeing your delicious recreations 🙂


Crispy Buffalo Chickpeas (Only 4 Ingredients!)

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These Crispy Buffalo Chickpeas are equal parts delicious and addictive! Made with only 4 ingredients, this Oil-Free recipe has a perfect kick and crunch.

  • Author: Caitlin Shoemaker
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 Servings 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American




  1. Preheat the oven to 360F.
  2. Drain your can of Chickpeas, but do not rinse them. Add them to a Medium Sized Bowl, then sprinkle the Cornstarch and Nutritional Yeast over the top of them. Mix Well.
  3. Once the Chickpeas are evenly coated in the “breading”, add the Buffalo Hot Sauce to the bowl and mix until well-incorporated.
  4. Spread the Chickpeas evenly over a greased or lined Baking Tray. Bake for 30 minutes, stir, then bake for an additional 30 minutes. If the Chickpeas are not crispy at this point, broil them on high for 2-5 minutes.
  5. The Chickpeas may initially retain some moisture, but should crisp up after about 5-10 minutes out of the oven. Serve as desired – they’re best when still slightly warm!


  • I have not tested this recipe using anything other than Cornstarch.

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  1. I made these tonight, they are definitely crispy but don’t have enough flavor for me. I think I’d increase the Buffalo sauce next time. I’ll just eat these with extra sauce on the side. Don’t mind me, I’m that person that orders a side of wing sauce WITH the coated wings!

  2. This recipe looks amazing. I don’t have Buffalo Hot Sauce – not even sure what it is tbh. We’re in the UK – I wonder if it’s an American sauce? My question is what could I use instead? Many thanks.

    1. It’s a pretty popular American thing, a thicker hot sauce. Some brand examples would be Frank’s red hot sauce, which is fresh cayenne peppers, vinegar, garlic, salt. A possible alternative would be a thickened Tabasco sauce if you have something like that available!