Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sweet and Spicy Roasted Chickpeas with Maple, Cayenne Pepper, and Thyme

Roasted chickpeas are a great healthy snack. Super versatile as well and can be flavored so many different ways. I used maple syrup in this recipe, but these would be nice with some brown sugar as well or any other sweetener that you may have on hand.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
1 15-oz can chickpeas (drained and rinsed well)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon cayenne (more or less depending on how spicy you like)
1/4 teaspoon salt (adjust and add more after baking if necessary)
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves.

Combine olive oil, maple, cayenne, salt, and thyme. Pour over the chickpeas and toss to coat. Lay chickpeas in single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. 
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, toss to mix halfway through. Towards to end, check often to avoid burning. 


  1. Love snacking on roast chickpeas! These definitely will be getting made in my kitchen.. love the sweet and spicy flavouring.

  2. this is such a great healthy snack!

  3. These look so good! I've never tried roasted chickpeas, but I love the seasonings you've added here!