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Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

I’ve shared two indulgent holiday cookies this week, Chocolate Chip Peppermint Crunch Cookies and Red Velvet Cheesecake Cookies. I figured it was time to share a healthier holiday treat-Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas. If you haven’t tried roasted chickpeas, you are missing out. They are easy to make and one of my favorite snacks. You can season them in a variety of ways, but these Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas are perfect for the holiday season.

If you are a fan of the cinnamon roasted almonds that are commonly served in shopping malls, you will love these roasted chickpeas. They have the same flavor. I’ve made Cinnamon Roasted Almonds before, but since Josh is allergic to nuts, he couldn’t taste them. These Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas are a great alternative for those who are allergic to nuts.

I love that this recipe only has five ingredients. I bet you have everything in your pantry to make them right now. They are simple to make and will make your house smell amazing! The chickpeas are crunchy, sweet, and  highly addictive. Make a double or triple batch if you plan on sharing:)

Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas are a great healthy snack-perfect for munching on while you watch your favorite Christmas movies. They also make a great gift. Place them in a mason jar, festive box or bag and give them out to your family and friends this year. Everyone will appreciate a healthier treat during this sugar overloaded month.

Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

Yield: 2 cups roasted chickpeas

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 35-40 minutes

Sweet and crunchy Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas make a great healthy snack. They are simple to make and will remind you of your favorite roasted cinnamon nuts. They also make a great gift during the holiday season.


1 (15 ounce can) chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon honey


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Drain chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and rinse them under cold water until starch is removed. Place chickpeas on a paper towel to dry. You can peel of the skins if you wish.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, cinnamon, and sugar. Place chickpeas in bowl and stir until all of the chickpeas are evenly coated. Spread out the chickpeas on a large baking sheet and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until chickpeas are crunchy and no longer soft in the middle.

4. Place hot, roasted chickpeas in a small bowl and coat evenly with honey. Spread chickpeas back out on baking sheet and allow to dry. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Note: This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

Recipe from The Pastry Affair

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150 Responses to “Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas”

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  1. Julie @ Willow Bird Baking — December 9, 2011 @ 5:55 am

    Thanks so much for the link love :) These look AMAZING and festive! Must try them soon!

  2. Becki's Whole Life — December 9, 2011 @ 5:55 am

    I love the savory roasted chickpeas. It’s funny because I would have never thought of them as a sweet treat, but these sound great.

  3. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — December 9, 2011 @ 6:09 am

    I love roasted chickpeas! This sweet flavor would make the perfect snack.

  4. Rosa — December 9, 2011 @ 6:35 am

    What a great idea and gift! I love this unusual version.



  5. Erica — December 9, 2011 @ 6:52 am

    I made roasted chickpeas a while back and LOVED them! They’re so awesome on top of salads. These look good and I actually think they’d be awesome on ice cream!

  6. Jessica @ How Sweet — December 9, 2011 @ 7:05 am

    love, love, love roasted chickpeas! so good.

  7. Heather (Heather's Dish) — December 9, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    i adore roasted chickpeas but have never tried a sweet version…they’re my favorite thing to sneak into the movie theater!

  8. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 9, 2011 @ 7:52 am

    Mmm what a delicious snack! Love this!

  9. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray — December 9, 2011 @ 8:10 am

    I bet these are so tasty! Love the photos—perfect for this time of year.

  10. Blog is the New Black — December 9, 2011 @ 8:13 am

    I heart roasted chickpeas!

  11. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids — December 9, 2011 @ 8:32 am

    I have never roasted chickpeas, but now I cannot wait to try it. Happy Friday!

  12. Julie @ Table for Two — December 9, 2011 @ 9:05 am

    woah, never would I thought to roast chickpeas! these sound delicious with the honey cinnamon!

  13. Lori @ RecipeGirl — December 9, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    What a great idea. I love this!!!

  14. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — December 9, 2011 @ 9:38 am

    these look awesome! I roast chickpeas, too, and use brown sugar in them and it turns to caramel and they get so…good.

    And sometimes I roll them in peanut flour and they turn into little “peanuts”, crunchy and crispy.

    Love your photo staging, too!

  15. Cassie — December 9, 2011 @ 9:54 am

    These look awesome. I love sweet snacks like this. Perfect for sharing. Beautiful photos!

  16. HeatherChristo — December 9, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    Yes! Thank you Maria for reminding me to sneak in a healthy snack in between all of the cookies and cakes! I love the sweet version of this great snack- they look delicious and easy to make!

  17. Bev Weidner — December 9, 2011 @ 10:20 am

    This is my FAAAVORITE way to eat a chickpea! Let’s eat like, a billion of ’em, shall we?

  18. Lauren — December 9, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    Love a tasty and healthy snack!! These look perfect!

  19. natalie (the sweets life) — December 9, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    I’ve always done savory roasted chickpeas—I need to try this sweet version! Much healthier than what I’ve been snacking on lately :)

  20. Aimee @ Simple Bites — December 9, 2011 @ 10:47 am

    Love how simple and creative these are, Maria. Happy Holidays!

  21. vanillasugarblog — December 9, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    fabulous idea Maria! love love!

  22. chinmayie @ love food eat — December 9, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    Simple yet amazing! Love this recipe!!!

  23. These look fantastic! I have several roasted chickpea recipes saved, and I’m nervous about making them… I’m going to have to take the plunge!

  24. Delishhh — December 9, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    Great idea – i am going to try this!

  25. Melissa @ Baking For The Boys — December 9, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    Wow! That is so clever!

  26. TidyMom — December 9, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

    oh my heck what a great idea!! and how cute is your packaging Maria!!

  27. Jersey Girl Cooks — December 9, 2011 @ 12:40 pm

    I would really like to try this. I love roasted chickpeas and this is a nice touch for the holidays.

  28. Mari @ Mari's Cakes — December 9, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    What a great idea, I have always made them spicy, but it never occurred to me of making it sweet and with cinnamon. Fantastic idea, thanks :)

  29. Jamie — December 9, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

    These really look tasty! And with all the candy floating around between Halloween and Christmas it is nice to have something all natural like to appease the sweet tooth!

  30. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — December 9, 2011 @ 1:03 pm

    Oh, I LOVE roasted chickpeas. The honey cinnamon flavor sounds completely delightful!

  31. Autumn — December 9, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    When I saw this recipe I had to rush off to try it – it looked so tasty! They didn’t come out very crunchy, though. Did I just need to bake them longer? I did them for 40 minutes as my oven is always on the longer side of cooking things, but like I said, they weren’t crunchy like a nut would be. I tried putting them back in, but I’d already coated them with honey, and they just got kind of tough and chewy… I’d love your advice!

    • Two Peas replied: — December 9th, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

      They were crunchy for me. Maybe bake them a little longer. The inside is a little softer, but they should still be crunchy:)

  32. Teanna — December 9, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    MMMMMMM now THAT is SO creative! Honey cinnamon roasted chickpeas! I’m having a Christmas party next week and I think I’m gong to put this on the menu! So perfect!

  33. sweetsugarbelle — December 9, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    I didn’t even know such a thing was possible! Now I need ti try these out if complete and utter curiosity! So intrigued!

  34. Ann P. — December 9, 2011 @ 3:01 pm

    Great little delicious gift, that is pretty healthy, too!

  35. Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen — December 9, 2011 @ 3:11 pm

    Yum! My favorite is roasted chickpeas with cajun seasoning. I’d love to do both recipes for a sweet and spicy combo!

  36. I am all about these with my nut allergy! Thank you.

  37. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — December 9, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

    super fun idea!! have a great weekend!

  38. susan — December 9, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    sucha great gift idea!

  39. Jeanette — December 9, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

    I’ve made savory roasted chickpeas but not sweet ones – these sound amazing!

  40. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — December 9, 2011 @ 6:54 pm

    These look GORGEOUS, Maria! Yum!

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