Friday, April 19, 2013

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Husband is a huge hummus fan.  When we first got a Costco membership, I quickly realized we were making up for the membership fee in the money we were saving on hummus alone.  He's a huuuuuge fan.  Since hummus is such a big hit with him, I decided to give roasted chickpeas a try this week.

Since I'm not normally a huge fan of spicy things (I'm a huge wimp), I decided to make two kinds of roasted chickpeas - one set spicy, one set sweet.  Besides being a fantastic snack (they're low in fat and high in fiber), these are awesome because of how easy they are to make.  It's just a mix, stir, and roast recipe, and could easily be thrown in the oven after dinner comes out.


Spicy Chickpeas
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1/2 tablespoon paprika
1/2 tablespoon hot Mexican-style chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
Large, 1 pound 13 ounce, can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 

Sweet Roasted Chickpeas
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 teaspoons honey
Large, 1 pound 13 ounce, can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)


Strain and rinse chickpeas, then transfer to a large bowl.  Pour wet ingredients (olive oil and/or honey, depending on which you're making) over chickpeas and gently toss lightly.

Mix spices in a small dish to combine.  

Spice mix for "Spicy Chickpeas"

Cinnamon/Sugar Mix for the "Sweet Chickpeas"

Sprinkle dry ingredients over chickpeas and gently toss until they're evenly covered.

Spicy Chickpeas

Sweet Chickpeas

Cover cookie sheet (with sides) with foil, then spread chickpeas evenly.  Bake at 400 for 25-30 minutes, or until crispy and golden.  Toss chickpeas halfway through so they don't stick.



  1. Now I'm wondering how these taste? I don't really know if I like chickpeas. May need to find out. Looks easy enough,

    1. They're great! Definitely give them a try...they're so easy!

  2. Yum! I am totally making these!! :)

  3. This looks amazing! I'm so making this! I looove chickpeas. Mmm.

  4. Mmmm, I'm all over the sweet ones :) So easy to make!! Even iiiiii can do it!

  5. So goood!
    charlie in maine