Roasted chick peas

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
    • 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!

  1. 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.

    • 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!

  2. 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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