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Oven roasted chickpeas are a sweet, savory, or spicy treat you won't be able to resist. | Mother Would Know

Tasty Oven-Roasted Chickpeas

A delicious and healthy snack. Make these morsels savory, sweet, or spicy and enjoy them by the handful.
Course snacks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 cups


  • 1 1/2 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans) rinsed, drained and well dried
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon coarse sea or kosher salt

Savory add-in

  • 1 tablespoon zaatar

Spicy add-in

  • 1 tablespoon Franks hot sauce Can add more, but taste before doing so

Sweet add-ins

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-2 pinches nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix the well-dried chickpeas with the olive oil and salt. Pour them onto a rimmed (ungreased) cookie sheet and roast for 30-35 minutes, gently shaking the cookie sheet every 10 minutes or so.
  3. Once the chickpeas are crisp and darkened, remove the cookie sheet from the oven, turn the oven off and add any add-ins to the chickpeas while they are still hot. Return them (on the cookie sheet) to the oven with the heat off, and leave them in the oven as it cools down for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Once they are cool, enjoy the chickpeas or store them in an airtight container.