These spicy roasted chickpeas are a delicious and healthy snack. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this incredibly easy snack is packed with flavor!
If you had told me two years ago I would be sharing a recipe where the star is beans, I would probably laugh. I was never really one to enjoy eating beans.
I was one of those kids who put their beans in their pocket and emptied them into the trash can later. Or was it only me who did that? Anyways, I never really liked them. But the way they’re prepared in today’s recipe is sure to please any picky eater, young or old. These spicy roasted chickpeas are salty, spicy, slightly crunchy, and a great light and healthy snack.
I like my roasted chickpeas to be extra crispy on the outside, so I like to use a generous amount of olive oil to coat them and I cook them for three extra minutes. It gives it more of a crunch, but it’s still creamy, bean goodness on the inside.
I usually use dry chickpeas that I have soaked and cooked myself, but you could just as easily find an organic canned version at a health food store like Whole Foods or Earth Fare and use those.
I can’t get enough of these roasted chickpeas. Like, all self-control is out the window.
It’s one of those snacks where you’re crouched in a corner stuffing your face hoping that no one will notice the loud eating noises you’re making.
Don’t look at me like that.
The ingredients for this recipe are simple. Chickpeas, olive oil, salt, pepper, cayenne (to give it that spicy kick), chili powder, and garlic powder. So basically beans, oil, and spices. Can’t get much simpler than that.
You can also play around with different flavor combos. Add anything from dried basil to onion powder—the possibilities are endless!
Here’s the recipe:
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas, or 1 (15 oz) can
- 1½ teaspoons olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¾ teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- a dash of cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Pat the chickpeas dry between two paper towels and be sure to remove any loose skins.
- Pour the chickpeas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat and mist with olive oil. Use your hands or a spoon to toss the chickpeas. In a small bowl, combine the seasonings and whisk to combine. Sprinkle the mixture onto the chickpeas and toss to coat. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring the chickpeas at the 15 minute mark.
Recipe from How Sweet It is
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Lisa @ The Wellness Wife says
Definitely pinning this. I absolutely love roasted chickpeas and these sound delicious!
Yum! What a great way to serve chickpeas! Pinning this one to try for sure!
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
This looks very flavorful! I appreciate you sharing your recipe! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Sarah Ramberg says
Ooooh….we are ga-ga for garbanzos in our house, so this would be the perfect snack! Can’t wait to try them myself. Thanks so much for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday and I hope you’ll come back this week with new project posts!
Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)
You have so many recipes I love! This was is being featured on Aug 30th at the Sparkles of Inspiration link up party! Stop by this weekend for another party!!!
Jessica from Sparkles and Glue
Katie Mae @ Nourishing Simplicity says
These look so yummy! Thank you for linking-up at Simple Meals Friday! We featured this post today!
Margaret Anne says
Aww, thanks Katie Mae! I appreciate you featuring my post.
I’ve only ever tried roasted chickpeas covered in chocolate, which were a hit with my kids. Maybe now that I have that under my belt I’ll give these a try! Thanks for sharing them at Savoring Saturdays, Margaret Anne!
Rachel Keeth // Lavender & Honey says
I must make these soon! I’ve made roasted chickpeas once before, but then forgot about them. I love eating healthy, and have been trying to think of more snack options, so this is just what I’ve been needing. I also tend to crave strong flavors, so I’m looking forward to the spiciness!
By the way, I’m really loving your blog. I’m now following you through Bloglovin’ and various social media.
Joy @ Yesterfood says
Oooooh, these look good! I love chick peas anyway, so this is a must-try for me! Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned!
Stacey Gannett says
I have never tried chick-peas before, but these sound really good, so I may just have to try them. Thank you so much for sharing on This Momma’s Meandering Mondays! Have a great weekend!
You’ve convinced me to try these. I failed at my first attempt, but these seem easy. Thanks for linking up with #WakeUpWednesdayLinky Stop by this Wednesday to see if you’ve been featured.
Karren Haller says
We just put chickpeas on our salads tonight, and I have a recipe for cookies using them, but your recipe sounds like something I could use for a snack for my diabetic husband.
Hope you have a great Labor Day!!
Lou Lou Girls says
We would love these! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls
Leslie The Geek says
I am so doing this.
Deborah Smikle-Davis says
Hi Margaret Anne,
How tasty this looks! I love spicy snacks! Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delicious recipe for Spicy Roasted Chickpeas with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!