Healthy living

Oven roasted chickpeas

Try these crunchy baked chickpeas when you want a quick, healthy snack. Perfect for party nibbles or a lunchbox.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 2 x 440 g can no-added-salt chickpeas, rinsed, drained

Garlic spice seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • olive or canola spray

Honey spice seasoning

  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • olive or canola oil spray


1. Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan forced). 

2. Place well drained chickpeas between sheets of paper towel and pat gently to absorb water taking care not to rub off skins. 

3. Transfer to a large tray lined with baking paper; spread chickpeas evenly in a single layer. 

4. Bake for 35–40 minutes until chickpeas are lightly browned and crunchy in the centre.

Savoury flavour

1. Combine garlic powder, cumin, cinnamon and cayenne in a 3-cup capacity container with a lid or large ziplock bag; set aside. 

2. Spray chickpeas with an even coating of oil then use the baking paper to transfer them into the container with spice mix. 

3. Replace the lid or seal bag and shake to coat chickpeas with spices. 

4. Serve immediately or allow chickpeas to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Honey roasted flavour

1. Combine honey spice seasoning ingredients into a large heatproof bowl. 

2. Add warm cooked chickpeas. 

3. For a caramelised flavour, return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes.


Use savoury chickpeas as an alternative to nuts to top salads.

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