March Madness Snack

My husband is watching basketball today and asked me for a snack. Not much in the house snack-wise, I whipped up a batch of these tasty roasted chick peas.  They were super simple to make.  I just used a can of chick peas and spices I have on hand.  Very tasty…if not slightly addictive. He ate them all. Quickly.  Added bonus: chick peas are healthy…they’re a great source of fiber, protein, minerals and folic acid.    

Satisfy your taste for crunch with salty or sweet flavors.  I made two different versions….honey and cinnamon and savory salt and cumin.

Here’s how I made them:


  • 15 ounce can of chick peas
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil


  • 15 ounce can of chick peas
  • 1-2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse 2 cans chickpeas under water using a strainer.  Dry off chick peas with a paper towel.  In separate bowls, add 1 can of chickpeas.  For each batch, whisk together the oil or honey with the remaining ingredients.  Pour into bowls and evenly coat the chickpeas with each mixture. Place chickpeas on a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes or until no longer soft in the middle.  Let cool and eat!

Have you ever made roasted chick peas?  Do you like them better sweet or savory?


13 replies
  1. Danielle Omar
    Danielle Omar says:

    oh..that’s a tough question..they are both good. I think the savory for me, but my husband liked the sweet version!

  2. Lauren
    Lauren says:

    Did you really just go to the kitchen and whip these up when you were out of snacks? If you did you’re way more spontaneous than I am. Love roasted chickpeas. I just started soaking chickpeas and got a little bored with them in salads and stir fries so thanks for the reminder.

  3. Danielle Omar
    Danielle Omar says:

    I really did. I’m a whip it up kind of gal. Seriously, it’s so easy to make there’s no real skill involved!

  4. Terra
    Terra says:

    Love both variations, they sound delicious! I finally made roasted chick peas a few months back. I couldn’t believe it too me so long, they are really delicious:-) Take care, Terra

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