Maple cinnamon roasted chickpeas are a delicious, healthy, and crunchy snack that you can take anywhere. These crispy chickpeas are also perfect for lunch or as an added layer in your favorite soup dish or added to salads.
Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) are a tasty and versatile food that can be found in many different forms. They’re high in protein, iron & zinc.
This simple recipe is kid-friendly, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan.
After trying these roasted chickpeas once, it will totally change the way you think about beans!
You will only need 5 ingredients to make these cinnamon-roasted chickpeas:
- 2 x 15 oz (400g) cans of chickpeas (you can also use dried chickpeas if you prefer)
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 4 tbsp of maple syrup
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- Pinch of kosher salt to taste
Maple syrup chickpeas recipe
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (218C).
Drain and rinse the chickpeas, pour them onto a kitchen towel and pat them dry. Remove any skins that come off easily but don’t worry about removing every single one.
Lay the chickpeas onto a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes.
Remove the chickpeas from the oven and transfer them to a mixing bowl, add the ground cinnamon, maple syrup, and olive oil. Toss around a few times to make sure all the chickpeas are well-covered.
Spread the seasoned chickpeas on the backing tray covered with parchment paper and put them back into the oven and bake for another 10 minutes, until they are nice and crispy.
Remove from the oven and let them cool completely. Sprinkle with a little salt to taste, add to a serving bowl and enjoy!
So that your maple cinnamon roasted chickpeas are crispy all around, make sure they are well drained and dried before cooking, and give the baking sheet a shake every 6 to 7 minutes during the cooking time.
I like to eat my roasted chickpeas as soon as they have been roasted, but they will keep for 3-4 days at room temperature. To store I place them in a container or paper bag and leave them slightly uncovered so that their crispiness lasts longer.
Make sure you use pure maple syrup with no added sugar.
Substitutes and add-ins
You can add a teaspoon of smoked paprika to give your maple cinnamon roasted chickpeas an extra smokey taste.
Replace the cinnamon with pumpkin spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves)
Baking sheet to cook the chickpeas
Mixing bowl to mix all the ingredients