How to Dehydrate Canned Chickpeas

Updated April 17, 2017

Dried garbanzo beans purchased from the store can be time consuming to prepare as the beans need to be soaked before they are cooked. Canned chickpeas are a fast alternative that can also be dehydrated to promote longer storage times. Dehydrated chickpeas are also ideal for camping, as the beans can be cooked in a matter of minutes with boiling water from a campfire. Garbanzo beans can be easily prepared for dehydration, and the method is helpful for stocking up on dry goods.

Preheat the oven to 60 to 65.6 degrees Celsius.

Lightly grease a grill pan with cooking oil.

Drain the chickpeas in the strainer and rinse. Pat them dry with a towel.

Spread the garbanzo beans on the grill pan in a single layer, then place the pan on the centre rack of the oven.

Prop the door open at least 4 inches for circulation. Let the beans dry for 6 to 8 hours.


Alternatively, garbanzo beans can be dried in a dehydrator. Follow the specific instructions for your machine. For large loads place a large fan in front of the oven to increase heat circulation. You'll also need to rotate the pans, if multiple pans are used.

Things You'll Need

  • Vegetable or olive oil
  • Grill pan
  • Canned chickpeas
  • Strainer
  • Towel
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