Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

By Maria Lichty

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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.

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Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas

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.
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  • 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.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Dear heavens, I’ve started the new year off with a new addiction. These are so so good. I’ve eaten about half of them already and they’ve only been out of the oven an hour.

  2. honey is not a vegan food because it is made from animals. Agave nectar might be a better substitute

  3. I made these today and love them! I’ll be posting it on my blog tomorrow. Thanks again for a great recipe!

  4. I love it when I Google something and up pops a friend. This happens with you a lot. I’ve seen these when you first posted but somehow they slipped my mind. Cannot wait to try these as a healthier substitute to churros! Thanks!

  5. of all the people who posted a comment, it looks like one or two THAT TRIED THE RECIPE. Who cares that you are planning to try the recipe. That’s not very helpful. How about saving us the trouble of having to read your plans, and only post if you trie the recipe. That would be helpful.
    I did, in fact, try the recipe and found it delicious and simple.
    Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  6. Hello!
    The garbanzos are previous cooked, like when you buy the can of garbanzos? or are they un-cooked?

  7. I just made a variation of these from a friend’s recipe and they are do delicious! A year-round snack and sweet treat. In the recipe I followed, I used olive oil(only 1 tbs), an extra .25 tbs nutmeg and .25 cinnamon. Also I love my chick peas soon after finished cooking as well as the center slightly soft, outside hard.

  8. I just found out that I am insulin resistant and was looking for a sweet snack food that would be acceptable for my diet. I used coconut oil, agave nectar, and coconut palm sugar and it was so good! I also roasted it at 400 because a few people had commented them not being cooked enough and they turned out great! Cant wait to make more!

  9. These were good however mine cooked very unevenly. Some burnt and some were a little chewy. I did put a little sea salt with the honey. That was a great addition! In my very humble opinion.

  10. 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!

  11. Just wanted to offer a tip for separating the peas from their skins. If you dump the can into a colander and rub the chickpeas, the skins come off. Dump them into a bowl of water and the skins (mostly) float up. They look like little jellyfish swimming in the water! You can then skim them off the surface, leaving the chickpeas at the bottom. You can also “pre-dry” the skinned chickpeas in the oven before coating with the oil/sugar/cinnamon. I love this recipe – I love that something so healthy can be such a tasty snack!

  12. I’m making a batch of these as I type this…can’t wait for them to come out of the oven:) I’ve never heard of sweet, roasted chickpeas before but I’m sure they are going to be delicious!


  13. Hi. Thank you for sharing the recipe. However, my chick peas didn’t turn out crunchy either which was disappointing. Sorry but this one was a no no for me

  14. Am I reading this correctly? After you put the chick peas in the cinnamon honey mixture, then roast. When they’re done are you pouring more honey over them???? Please let me know recipe looks yummy and I can’t wait to try it. Thank you.

  15. What is the secret to equally roasting chickpeas. I’ve tried this recipe twice an the flavor was good but I cannot get the beans right…some are burnt, some perfect, others chewy. I thought I left them out long enough to dry but now I’m contemplating letting them sit out overnight to dry. Help

  16. 4 stars
    These are so delicious!!! I have really been trying to get my daughter to eat healthy snacks and more protein. 
    This is a keeper.
    Only question is do you have the nutritional facts on this recipe? 

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