Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

This roasted chickpeas recipe is the perfect snack while I’m enjoying this new time-warping discovery of mine.

I ran across a recipe on Pinterest for these roasted chickpeas from the Marla Meridith website and just had to take a crack at them myself.

Clean Eating Roasted Chickpeas served in a white bowl and sitting on a green grassy background. Chickpeas are roasted to a rich, golden brown.

These would make the perfect, clean snack to have at the movies. (Click here for more clean movie snack ideas.) Clean, healthy and totally portable, these babies have become an instant favorite for me.

Once I made the first batch, I realized that the possibilities for flavoring these little globes of goodness are absolutely endless. You can pretty much pick any spice that you love, and it will taste great. Sweet or savory, spicy or salty, these are absolute gems in the snack department. In fact, at the bottom of this recipe, you’ll find several suggestions for other flavor combinations.

If you haven’t had these yet, you really should give them a try.
“Simply maaaa-velous! “
(Extra points in you know who made that last statement famous!)

Roasted Chickpea Recipe Variations

  • Use 3 tablespoons Clean Eating Taco Seasoning + 1/2 teaspoon sea salt and 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Use 3 tablespoons honey + 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon safflower oil
  • Use flavored oils in just about any flavor.
  • Use 1 tablespoon garlic powder, juice of 2 lemons + zest, and 2 tablespoons dried rosemary.
  • Use 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar and 1 teaspoon sea salt. Garlic and onion powder are optional here.
  • Use 2 tablespoons chili powder, 1 tablespoon. paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Use 2 tablespoons curry, 1 tablespoon garam masala (spicy!!), 1 tablespoon garlic powder, and 1 tablespoon olive oil.

More Healthy Snack Ideas

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Clean Eating Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

Roasted Chickpeas

These delicious chickpeas are the perfect snack-on-the-go! They travel well and are high in fiber. If you’re hungry, these should do the trick until you next meal.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Tiffany McCauley


  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas (canned or homemade)
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Mix all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Spread the beans out over a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for about 60 minutes being sure to stir at the 30 minute mark.
  • Allow to cool and serve.


Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 4.5mg

Recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally posted on 8/31/11.

Clean Eating Roasted Chickpeas Recipe shown from overhead. Golden brown chickpeas are piled up in a white bowl, which is sitting on a green, grassy background.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Laura – Thanks! I’m kinda partial to it myself. One of my better shots. 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    Donna Maria – Glad you enjoyed them! I’ll have to try them with the maple syrup. I want to do more versions of these. Such a healthy snack!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Lori – Keep them in a ziplock bag or air-tight container and store in the fridge.

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  5. graciouspantry says:

    Amanda – Great! It’s the only way I cook beans anymore because they come out perfect every time. Glad you enjoyed them!

  6. graciouspantry says:

    Gem – I tried it at 400 F. and they burned. That’s why I lowered the temp.

  7. graciouspantry says:

    Cloudyg – Wonderful! Thanks for the tips!

  8. graciouspantry says:

    Unicorn – I hope you enjoy them!

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  10. graciouspantry says:

    Kala – Could be any of those things. Could be your oven cooks different than mine too. As long as you got them crunchy the way you like, that’s all that matters. Glad you enjoyed them!

  11. graciouspantry says:

    Marla – My pleasure! Such a fabulous idea!

  12. Christina says:

    Just made these with cajun seasoning and they were so yummy!!! My 3 year old nearly ate the entire batch. My menu this week is based on your clean eating recipies and I cannot wait to try them. Blessings!!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Christina – Thanks! I’m honored!

  13. Just made these, but with curry powder & a little chinese five spice, salt & pepper. So yummy! Thanks : )

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Sounds wonderful!

  14. Nanacrow3 says:

    I can’t wait to try these. I am also going to try the chick peas with my almond roast recipe, which is1teaspoon of sea salt, pepper, tumeric, cinnamon, ground cumin, with 1Tablespoon olive oil. 2 cups raw almonds. Spread on a cookie sheet and put in preheated 400o oven for ten minutes, turn oven off and leave almonds in oven til they are cool.

  15. graciouspantry says:

    Haha!! Ya, I love them too!

  16. graciouspantry says:

    Drew – If you keep them in the fridge, they last for about 2 weeks, give or take. Maybe even a little longer.

  17. Goodpezhunting says:

    I’ve made these before but was at a loss trying to come up with different flavor variations. Just a note… I’ve never bothered to cook my chickpeas prior to roasting. I just use dried ones that I soaked overnight and then drained and towel-dried. They always come out exactly as you described. If there’s no difference in outcome, is there any nutritional benefit to the extra step?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Wow! How interesting! I wouldn’t think that there would be, no. I’ll have to try that. Thanks!