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Crispy Roasted Chickpeas – 4 Ways!

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Crispy Roasted Chickpeas are one of our favorite snacks, and I have 4 of our favorite flavors to share with you: Garlic Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas, Honey Roasted Chickpeas, Barbecue Roasted Chickpeas, and Taco Roasted Chickpeas. 

Whichever flavor you choose to make first, you can’t go wrong!

Ever since I discovered that my super picky 3 year old loves roasted chickpeas, I’ve been on a chickpea roasting spree. 

Roasted chickpeas are the PERFECT healthy snack: they have fiber, protein, are filling, and easy to bring with you to the beach, the pool, or to the high chair. 🙂

Roasting chickpeas takes time

Roasting chickpeas is very easy, but it does take time. Luckily it’s all hands-off time: you just put the chickpeas in the oven and let them be, but it does take time.

The chickpeas first need to dry out for 25-30 minutes at 400F. Then I add some olive oil to crisp them up and the seasoning for flavor (more on that later!) and let them continue roasting.

Luckily they cool down quickly, so that impatient little children can get their hands on the chickpeas quickly after they are baked. 🙂

Let’s talk about the 4 flavors that I regularly make:

Honey Roasted Chickpeas

Honey roasted chickpeas are my son’s favorite. They are super toddler-friendly because they are sweet, and it totally doesn’t feel like you’re eating beans. The honey also gives the chickpeas a nice golden brown color because it caramelized as the chickpeas roast.

A tablespoon of honey is enough to season a 14-oz jar of chickpeas, making honey roasted chickpeas a perfect clean-eating 2-ingredient snack.

I don’t use any fancy honey when I cook with it. This brand is a large size and has a good price for the amount, and has been a go-to in my kitchen for years.

bbq roasted chickpeas

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas

This is my favorite flavor – I often prefer savory snacks over sweet ones.

All I do is mix 1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese (the stuff from the green jar is totally fine in this case! I’ll allow it!) and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. The flavor is awesome.

garlic parmesan roasted chickpeas in a jar

Barbecue Roasted Chickpeas

This is my husband’s favorite flavor. He likes it because it’s a little savory but still has that sweetness from the barbecue sauce.

Just a tablespoon of bbq sauce is enough to season a jar of chickpeas for bbq roasted chickpeas.

Taco Roasted Chickpeas

This is the runner-up flavor for me. All I do is get 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning, a pinch of salt, and a squeeze of lime juice and mix it with the roasted chickpeas.

Check your taco seasoning to see if it contains salt. If it does, you might not need to add more salt to the chickpeas.

bbq and honey roasted chickpeas spilling out of storage jars

Other seasoning ideas

Other seasonings we’ve tried and liked for roasted chickpeas are:

  • Sriracha ketchup (1 tablespoon ketchup + 1/2 to 1 teaspoon sriracha)
  • Gochujang sauce (read all about what is gochujang and get some here – this is the one I use and love) – this one makes a spicy roasted chickpea!
  • Honey truffle (I add a drizzle of truffle oil to the finished honey roasted chickpeas, so the truffle flavor doesn’t break down during roasting)
  • Honey mustard (1 tablespoon honey + 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, or use a honey mustard salad dressing)
  • Cajun (~1/2 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, or adjust to taste depending on how spicy your Cajun seasoning is!)
  • Ranch (~1 tablespoon Ranch seasoning)

I would love to hear which seasonings you tried!! Leave a comment below and let me know. Or take a picture and tag me on Instagram or Facebook. You can find me at @babaganoshblog on both. I love seeing your creations!

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Yield: 4

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas - 4 Ways

roasted chickpeas in small dishes

Try these crispy roasted chickpeas one of four ways: Garlic Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas, Honey Roasted Chickpeas, BBQ Roasted Chickpeas, or Taco Roasted Chickpeas.... or make all four flavors!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes

Ingredients

Chickpeas:

  • 1 (14-oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

Seasonings (choose one, or see notes for scaling up the recipe and other seasoning idea)

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning + 1 teaspoon lime juice + salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese + ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

    1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas, and pat dry with a paper towel, or allow to dry at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
    2. Preheat oven to 400F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
    3. Spread the dried chickpeas on the parchment paper, and roast at 400F for 25-30 minutes, or until the chickpeas are golden brown and shrink in size.
    4. Drizzle the olive oil over the chickpeas, add the seasoning, and mix well.
    5. Roast at 400F for 15-20 minutes, shaking the chickpeas every 5-10 minutes.
    6. Allow to cool, and enjoy. Store the roasted chickpeas at room temperature in a closed container (such as a Mason jar) for 4-5 days.

Notes

  • If you want to make several flavors at once, I recommend putting each seasoning on a separate baking sheet, so you can mix the seasoning in directly on the sheet pan, and so you can stir the chickpeas easily.
  • If you want to make them all on one baking sheet at once, you'll need a LARGE baking sheet. The one I used is 11x17 inches and only fit 3 cans of chickpeas.

Other seasoning ideas:

  • Sriracha ketchup (1 tablespoon ketchup + 1/2 to 1 teaspoon sriracha)
  • Gochujang sauce (read all about what is gochujang and get some here - this is the one I use and love) - this one makes a spicy roasted chickpea!
  • Honey truffle (I add a drizzle of truffle oil to the finished honey roasted chickpeas, so the truffle flavor doesn't break down during roasting)
  • Parmesan truffle (again, add a drizzle of truffle oil after the chickpeas are roasted)
  • Honey mustard (1 tablespoon honey + 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, or use a honey mustard salad dressing)
  • Cajun (~1/2 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, or adjust to taste depending on how spicy your Cajun seasoning is!)
  • Ranch (~1 tablespoon Ranch seasoning)

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 301mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 6g

The nutritional information displayed is just an estimate and will vary depending on the actual ingredients and brands used and the exact amounts used. Please consult with a dietitian or nutritionist if you are actually tracking nutritional information for health reasons.

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