Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

This recipe is a great lower calorie alternative to nuts and is high in protein and fibre. Just half a can of chickpeas counts as 1 of your ‘5 a day’ and they are also totally delicious as well as being highly versatile.. they can be eaten alone as a healthy snack between meals, added to salads for extra ‘crunch’ or added to stir-frys or soups to boost protein content (add right at the end of cooking).


These roasted chickpeas are so easy to make and taste super delicious.. it’s quite unbelievable how healthy they are and they are also perfect for vegetarians wanting to increase their protein intake too (just half a can of chickpeas contains 8.6g of protein which is the almost the same as a chicken thigh!).


They really do make an ideal afternoon snack to take to work!


Roasted Chickpea Recipe


  • 1 can of chickpeas PLUS
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2-1 tbsp olive oil/spray oil

OR a sweet version...

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees C and rinse the chickpeas in water
  2. Blot the chickpeas with kitchen paper to dry
  3. Choose your toppings and sprinkle/spray on! I chose paprika/salt and 1kcal Olive Oil spray
  4. Bake the chickpeas for ~30-40 minutes (until they're crispy) and serve!
  5. They really do make an ideal afternoon snack to take to work!


Nutritional stats are for per 1/3 can of chickpeas only.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

Calories 80

% Daily Value

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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  1. Susan Hunt
    April 26, 2013 / 8:37 pm

    These are delicious, quick and easy. I made the savoury ones. They were especially yummy warm, straight out of the oven. Better still that they are low fat and high protein. Great recipe. Will be trying more recipes.

    • Nics Nutrition
      May 7, 2013 / 9:45 pm

      Thanks for your comment Susan! I love them warm too- so crispy! Such a great home made snack hey! Thanks for your comment 🙂 Nic x

  2. Aimee Connolly
    May 7, 2013 / 8:58 pm

    How many calories would one serving be?

    • Nics Nutrition
      May 7, 2013 / 9:48 pm

      Hi! 1/3 can chickpeas is ~80Kcal .. Plus spices = 0Kcal & 1 cal spray oil! Do let me know if you make them! Nic x

  3. Georgie Shepherd
    May 22, 2013 / 2:36 pm

    I just made some with paprika and some with honey and cinnamon- both are soo good! I think cinnamon ones are probably my favourite, but I put cinnamon on everything anyway! I was just wondering how long would these last (if you don’t eat them straight away)? xx

    • Nics Nutrition
      May 22, 2013 / 7:20 pm

      Hi! I’d store them in an air tight container for a day or two max – their texture does change slightly. Let me know how they go if you can make them last 😉 Thanks for your lovely comment! x

  4. Helen
    August 2, 2013 / 7:06 am

    Hi! I have just been looking at your recipes at all the snack ideas. I work a lot of late and night shifts and find my energy levels get very low. I also then tend to snack on rubbish. These chickpeas and some of the other recipes look perfect for a healthy snack fix to going 🙂 Am going to make these tonight for my night shift 🙂 xxx

    • Nics Nutrition
      August 2, 2013 / 4:11 pm

      Hurray! Can’t wait to hear how they turn out. Have you seen my Graze box review? They could be a good option for you, and you can try them for free too! Nic xx

  5. Nichola
    September 22, 2013 / 4:54 pm

    Thinking about trying these with chilli oil as I love spicy foods, do you think it would work?

    • September 22, 2013 / 5:04 pm

      Oh yes I think that would go great! Do let me know or send me a pic 🙂 x

  6. Peaches
    August 10, 2015 / 12:00 pm

    Love your website – i have now spent hours on it looking for EASY and delicious healthy recipes. Love how your recipes don’t involve too many ingredients AND are easy to follow.
    Can’t wait to try this!

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