Roasted Spicy Chickpeas

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Chickpeas or garbanzo beans…however you like to call this particular bean, they are delicious.  This bean is used in many different ways.  Have you eaten humus?  That is made using this bean.  They are great in salads, soups, cold pasta, bean salad, the possibilities are endless.

Cooking the chickpeas this way makes it a fun snack by itself or fantastic tossed on salad! This can be considered an appetizer to serve along with other party finger foods.

My daughter is on holiday break from college.  We’ve been having fun experimenting with food.  She wanted to make this.  So we did!  She threw together the ingredients and I baked and stirred it.  Team effort.

Making this is almost as easy as eating them!  Here goes:

2 cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained.  Pat dry!

1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

2 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt.  Or sea salt.  (can omit all together)

1/4 cup grape seed oil  (can use olive oil or coconut oil)

Preheat oven at 425 degrees.

In a large bowl, toss all ingredients coating the chickpeas evenly.

Spread out on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.  Stir one time and bake again for another 10 minutes.  Done.  Serve warm or cold.  (I couldn’t wait and ate them hot right out of the oven!)

All ovens cook differently so peak in on them.  (I have an oven light which makes it convenient.) I’ve baked them at 450 degrees and stirred them two times during cooking.

Also, you can cook this on the stove.  The texture you are going for is slightly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  You may like it dryer so cook/bake longer and less cook/bake for softer.  Either way you like it, it will be delicious!

This can be made hundreds of ways.  Keep in mind the oil helps to crispy it up and to help the seasonings stick to it.  Use your imagination and toss the chickpeas with your favorite seasonings.  Chili power,  powdered onion, powdered garlic, Worcestershire sauce!  When done baking try sprinkling Parmesan cheese over it! YUM! Give it a try and please let me know the amazing ways you’ve made this!

33 thoughts on “Roasted Spicy Chickpeas

    • Thank you dear…a very Merry Christmas to you too! Happy New Year 🙂 I am hoping for snow for xmas and peace and quiet on the new year!

      What’s so fun about the chickpeas is you can spice it up anyway you like. So versatile and fun. I hope you make and enjoy them! Cheers!

  1. We Iranians (aka Persians) are used to eating a version of roasted chickpeas mixed with raisins as a popular snack (nokhod kishmish it’s called.) I’d love to try this version as well. Cool & inspiring post!

  2. I’ve never tried baking them! What a great idea! In the Caribbean we fry the chick peas *channa* and then crush garlic, cilantro, habanero peppers and salt together and then stir it into the cooked channa. So yummy! I will try your way soon!

    • Thank you so much for your kindness. I really appreciate the support. And yes, please make this. It really is an easy bread. Have fun with it too! You can add shredded cheese in the mix. It’s so good. And the spices you could play with! But just as is, is great. I just made toast with it! And it makes for a really good sandwich sliced along the side. You could try panini style or leave it as is stuffed full of your favorite things! Thank you again for the reblog. Means more than you know! Peace and cheers, Koko 🙂

    • Too funny… I didn’t read this right! I am thinking my braided bread! Okay, strike that last comment. Now onto the Roasted Spicy Chickpeas….(oops!) This too you can have so much fun with! Play with the spices. It’s totally forgiving. Also great to take along and snack during the day! I am grateful for the reblog! REALLY. Have an amazing day! Best, Koko

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