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Roasted Black Beans in Bowl with Spoon

Crispy Roasted Black Beans

The Pesky Vegan
Roasted black beans are a thing of beauty – delicious as a healthy vegan snack, salad topping, or finishing touch to a soup dish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 2
Calories 246 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1x 14 oz (400 g) tin black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika (or ½ teaspoon for a stronger flavour)


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F).
  • After draining and rinsing the black beans, spread them out on a paper towel or kitchen towel and gently pat dry.
  • Drizzle the oil over a baking sheet. Add the black beans, sprinkle with salt, and shake gently to create an even layer. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, shaking the pan every now and then.
  • After 20 minutes, remove from the oven and sprinkle over the cumin and smoked paprika. Shake to coat the beans and then return to the oven for another 10 minutes or until they're slightly crispy but not overcooked.
  • Once crispy, remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving. Some of the beans will likely pop open or split in half during cooking, which is completely normal.


Dried beans: Tinned beans have been pre-cooked during the canning process. If using dried beans, you'll need to cook these first before roasting. I usually soak them overnight, then simmer in fresh water for 60-90 minutes or until tender.
Amount: This recipe is based on one tin of black beans, but you can easily scale it up and use larger/additional baking sheets.
Oil-free: If you want to skip the oil, I'd recommend lining the baking sheet with a non-stick layer such as greaseproof paper or a baking mat.
Other flavours: You could try other seasonings such as garlic powder, onion powder, ground coriander, or chilli powder.
Storage: Once they've cooled down, you can store the black beans in an airtight container at room temperature for several days and even up to a week.
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* The nutrition info below is for one serving, based on a total of two servings (from one standard tin of black beans).


Calories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 12gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 834mgPotassium: 631mgFiber: 14gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 137IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 4mg
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Roasted Black Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 834mg36%
Potassium 631mg18%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 137IU3%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword black bean recipe, high protein snack, vegan snack
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