These recipes for Roasted Chickpeas 3 Ways feature spicy, sweet and salty, and chilli lime flavours! Enjoy them as a snack or on top of your favourite salads, toasts, or veggie bowls!

roasted chickpeas in a bowl with a spoon

Let’s talk about roasted chickpeas. Chickpeas become COMPLETELY transformed when you roast them in the oven. They’re crispy, crunchy, and make the perfect healthy snack to munch on when that snacking mood strikes.

I love making roasted chickpeas on my meal prep day to have them on hand for the week! I either enjoy them for an afternoon snack that is packed with fibre and protein or love adding them on top of my lunch salads, buddha bowls and avocado toast.

Are roasted chickpeas healthy?

Roasted chickpeas make for an amazing healthy snack. 1/3 cup of roasted chickpeas will have roughly 180 calories, 7grams of fibre, and 8 grams of protein!

This also makes roasted chickpeas a great snack for weight loss if you’re currently on a weight loss journey. The fibre in the chickpeas helps you feel satisfied and the protein will help keep you full. (So you won’t reach for those chips when the 3 pm slump hits 😉 )

How to roast chickpeas

It’s important to know the best way to roast chickpeas so they come out nice and crispy. You want to make sure you’re roasting the chickpeas at a high temperature. 400 degrees F works best!

  1. Pat your chickpeas with a paper towel until they are completely dry
chickpeas in a bowl

2. Coat them in seasoning and olive oil and spread them out evenly on a baking sheet

chickpeas on a baking tray

3. Bake for 35-45 minutes until crispy and golden brown

roasted chickpeas on a baking tray

Tips to make crispy roasted chickpeas

  • Make sure to really pat your chickpeas dry using a kitchen towel or paper towels
  • Spread the chickpeas out evenly on your baking tray so that none of them are touching. This will help them get crispy on all sides!
  • Coating the chickpeas in olive oil will help them form a nice crispy exterior!
  • Make sure your oven is preheated before you put the chickpeas in

Roasted chickpeas variations

This recipe for roasted chickpeas 3 ways includes three of my favourite variations of roasted chickpeas:

  • Spicy roasted chickpeas: roasted chickpeas with cayenne and salt
  • Sweet and salty roasted chickpeas: roasted chickpeas with maple syrup and sea salt
  • Chilli lime roasted chickpeas: roasted chickpeas with chilli powder, lime zest, cumin, and salt

There are a ton of other variations and seasoning you can add to your roasted chickpeas too, so if you want to explore some other flavours than go for it!

3 little bowls of roasted chickpeas

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spicy roasted chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas 3 Ways

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Roasted chickpeas with 3 variations for a tasty snack! 



Spicy roasted chickpeas

  • 1 can chickpeas (14oz
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika 
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp pepper  
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil 

Chilli lime roasted chickpeas 

  • 1 can chickpeas (14oz
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin 
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil 

Sweet and salty roasted chickpeas 

  • 1 can chickpeas (140z) 
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil 


  1. For the spicy roasted chickpeas and chilli lime roasted chickpeas: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking pan with parchment paper. Pat the chickpeas dry with a paper towel then toss in a bowl with the seasoning. Spread the chickpeas on the baking pan and bake for 35-45 minutes until golden brown and crispy. 
  2. *For the sweet and salty roasted chickpeas: Place the plain chickpeas in the oven to roast for 25 minutes, then remove and toss with the seasoning and place them back in the oven for 15 minutes. (*I find the maple syrup or sugar coating can sometimes burn in the oven, so this will prevent that from happening!) 


Make sure to really pat your chickpeas dry before seasoning. This will help them get nice and crispy! 

Spread the chickpeas out evenly on your baking sheet so that none of them are touching. 

If you take your chickpeas out of the oven and realize they are not crispy and crunchy enough, simply put them back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes. (keep an eye on them so they don’t burn!)  

Using parchment paper on your pan will help reduce your clean up time!

Store in an airtight container on your countertop for up to 2 weeks. 

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for all 3 variations. The sweet and salty variation will have an additional 3g of sugar per serving.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 180
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 8g

Keywords: how to bake chickpeas, how to roast chickpeas, chickpea snack

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