Easy Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

We are eating more plant-based meals around here and because everyone in our house eats garbanzo beans, a round of easy spicy roasted chickpeas were just the snack for our busy morning. Pop on in and prepare this healthy snack in just minutes!

Make these easy roasted chickpeas with just a hint of spicy hot sauce. SO good! #rufflesandrainboots #chickpea #spicy #paleo

Are you a fan of chickpeas, A.K.A. garbanzo beans? We absolutely love them and are using them at least once a week to make all kinds of healthy dishes. Going beyond adding them to salads, making ‘burgers,’ and roasting them, I decided to heat things up a bit. A couple weeks back, on a whim I added a little Louisiana Hot Sauce to a one of our favorite snacks to see if everyone took to those. You see, I’m a gal that loves spicy stuff but I have to take it easy on my husband and 3 year old.

I’ve made many different flavors of roasted chickpeas, but these are our new favorite. And color me surprised to find out the 3 year old was popping and chomping these easy spicy roasted chickpeas as if they were candy! Throughout the day, she had 3 servings! Y’all – that’s almost an entire can!

Note: If you’re only a “kinda, sorta, but-not-all-the-time” fan of hot sauce, start with 2 tablespoons of the heat. We don’t want to be scorching your taste buds with the heat that extra tablespoon can inflict upon those sensitive receptors.

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Easy Spicy Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

1 can organic chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed thoroughly
3 tbsp Louisiana Hot Sauce
1 tsp (approximately) garlic powder
1 tsp (approximately) onion powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Sea salt, optional – I sprinkle this on after the spicy roasted chickpeas are done.

I preheated the oven to 400 degrees and rinsed and drained the garbanzo beans. Instead of drying them (like I do for most of the dishes I use them in), I just dumped them onto a clean dish towel to sit for about a minute. You know those shells that come off when you dry them? Yep, leave ’em on for this – I promise, they will be part of the awesome crunch that makes this snack irresistible.

how to roast chickpeas

Just follow your normal routine for roasting chickpeas. If you are new to this little snacking delight, prepare a small, rimmed cookie sheet by covering it with foil and greasing it with non-stick cooking spray.

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Once the oven is at temperature, I roast mine for 15 minutes and take them out of the oven (close the oven). I flip ’em, swirl ’em, and turn the pan before I pop them back in for another 10 minutes. Now, here’s where personal tastes can really vary.

Check the consistency at this point to test for your preferred crunchiness, but I pop those cute, round beans back in for another 5-8 minutes to get them really crispy. We love the extra crunchy ones but make sure to watch them during this additional roasting time because they could burn.

Easy Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

Easy Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

We are eating more plant-based meals around here and because everyone in our house eats garbanzo beans, a round of easy spicy roasted chickpeas were just the snack for our busy morning.

Ingredients

  • 1 can organic chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed thoroughly
  • 3 tbsp Louisiana Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp (approximately) garlic powder
  • 1 tsp (approximately) onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • Sea salt, optional – I sprinkle this on after the spicy roasted chickpeas are done

Instructions

I preheated the oven to 400 degrees and rinsed and drained the garbanzo beans. Instead of drying them (like I do for most of the dishes I use them in), I just dumped them onto a clean dish towel to sit for about a minute. You know those shells that come off when you dry them? Yep, leave ’em on for this – I promise, they will be part of the awesome crunch that makes this snack irresistible.

If you are new to this little snacking delight, prepare a small, rimmed cookie sheet by covering it with foil and greasing it with non-stick cooking spray.

Once the oven is at temperature, I roast mine for 15 minutes and take them out of the oven (close the oven). I flip ’em, swirl ’em, and turn the pan before I pop them back in for another 10 minutes. Now, here’s where personal tastes can really vary.

Check the consistency at this point to test for your preferred crunchiness, but I pop those cute, round beans back in for another 5-8 minutes to get them really crispy. We love the extra crunchy ones but make sure to watch them during this additional roasting time because they could burn.

Pro tip: if you like roasted garlic, throw a few cloves in the mix and get a nice little addition to your chickpeas. It’s that whole two birds, one stone thing.

Did you make this yummy recipe?

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Pro tip: if you like roasted garlic, throw a few cloves in the mix and get a nice little addition to your chickpeas. It’s that whole two birds, one stone thing.

Mmm, crunchy and spicy – it’s like eating chips without all of the ‘extras’ in chips!

Easy Roasted Chickpea Recipe

If you liked our easy spicy roasted chickpeas, we would sincerely appreciate a share to a snack or recipes board on Pinterest! I’d love to hear if you’re a fan of roasted garbanzo beans as well – let us all know in the comments if you have any flavorings you can’t live without. I’m thinking of trying something with nutritional yeast next…

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13 Comments

  1. I love roasted chickpeas! I actually love chickpeas in any form. But if I were to ever have a chance to get my husband to eat them, these spicy ones are my best bet.

  2. My sister is always raving about these chick peas but I didn’t believe her! Lol! Wow, they look delish! I think I do need to try them! Thanks for sharing ?

    1. Oh, you neeeeeeeeeeeed chickpeas in your life! Haha Actually, roasted chickpeas might be our favorite way to eat them, but we use them in our salads, in dips, and even in soups. They are quite the healthy little addition to quite a few dishes, too.

  3. I’ve never had a chickpea before, but now I’m curious! I’m 100% the “kinda, sorta, but-not-all-the-time” person in regards to heat though! I’m pinning this so I can try them later! Thanks for sharing this up at the Welcome Home Wednesday link party…I hope we see you again next week, too!

  4. I love roasted chickpeas as a snack! Although I’ve never made spicy ones before. I’ll have to give this a whirl!

    Thanks so much for sharing Sarah! Pinning this to my Deliberate FOOD board.

    Wishing you a lovely evening.
    xoxo

  5. I have never had Roasted Chickpeas, but this looks simple enough even I could do it :) Gonna have to try this 1 day next week :)

    1. Kimberly, it’s soooo easy and I’m amazed at how much my kid loves them. They are crispy, light, and filling and we’ve flavored them so many ways! Thanks for stopping by today!

  6. I think the hubs just informed me I really needed to make this one stat! Thanks for sharing. He needs a few treats like this too!

    1. We just made these again yesterday and my little one said, “These are spicy but they are good spicy not bad spicy like onions!” Haha It’s good that her taste buds are developing with a little heat, right? :)

  7. Okay these actually sound really good. Pinning!
    P.S. your blog isn’t updating on Bloglovin’ for me. Not sure what’s going on but I’m not getting your feed.