These Crunchy Roasted Black Beans are an AWESOME sugar-free, gluten-free snack that’s better than potato chips! They’re so easy to make and your whole family will love them. Great for vegans and vegetarians.
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Get ready for a high-protein, healthy-as-heck sugar-free snack that you can’t stop eating!
And by you, I also mean me. This was me for most of the time I was trying to photograph these Crunchy Roasted Black Beans:
What can I say? They’re pretty darn tasty. 🙂
Why You’ll Love Roasted Black Beans
- If you’ve never roasted beans (black beans or otherwise) in the oven, you’re in for a big treat. They pop open, kind of like a popcorn kernel, and become a fun, crunchy snack.
- They’re perfect for when you want to munch on some chips but really want to keep it healthy.
- They’re completely vegan and vegetarian.
How to Season Roasted Black Beans
You can add whatever seasoning you’d like, but for this recipe, I’ve added hemp seeds, a nutritious seed that actually comes from the same plant as marijuana. No, they will not get you high and they are perfectly safe (and healthy!) to eat. Hemp seeds have an excellent (3:1) Omega 3-to-Omega 6 ratio and they’re high in valuable nutrients such as Vitamin E, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Zinc.
Ingredients Needed for This Roasted Black Bean Recipe
Ingredient quantities for this roasted bean recipe are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Canned black beans – for convenience; alternatively, you can use black beans that you’ve cooked yourself
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Hemp seeds
- Sea salt
How to Make Crunchy Roasted Black Beans
This is just a quick overview of some of the steps involved in making the toasted black beans. For the recipe in detail, including exact measurements used at each step, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.
Preheat oven to 400F and make sure your drained and rinsed black beans are dry by patting them with a towel.
In a medium bowl, combine beans, olive oil, hemp seeds, and sea salt. Toss to evenly coat.
Place the mixture in a single layer on a cookie sheet, preferably one that has been covered with a silicone baking mat.
My favorite is this Kitzini Silicone Baking Mat: Silicone baking mats are my baking BFF — they make clean-up a breeze when baking!
Bake for 20 minutes, stir, then bake for another 10.
Cool for five minutes then serve!
How to Store Crunchy Toasted Black Beans
If you can keep from eating them all immediately 😉 you can store them in a Ziplock bag or airtight container on the countertop for up to three days.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are roasted black beans good for you?
Yes, roasted black beans are very good for you! They’re packed full of fiber, can help lower “bad” cholesterol levels, are protective of your bones, and help maintain healthy blood pressure levels.
They’re also an excellent source of protein – a single cup of black beans contains 15g protein.
Can you make black beans crunchy?
Yes, you can make black beans crunchy by roasting them in the oven.
What to eat black beans with?
Black beans make a great side dish or main meal! You can eat them with salads, tacos, chips (by making them into a dip), sandwiches (by roasting them and serving them as a side), and more.
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Crunchy Roasted Black Beans
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Ensure your drained and rinsed black beans are dry to the touch by patting them dry with a towel.
- Add the olive oil, hemp seeds, and sea salt to the beans and toss to evenly coat.
- Place on a single layer on a cookie sheet, preferably one that has been covered with a silicone baking mat.
- Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes, give the beans a quick stir on the cookie sheet, and then bake for another 10 minutes.
- Let the beans cool for five minutes before serving.
Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.