BBQ Roasted Chickpeas

This savory, healthy snack is perfect for hangry toddlers, packed in a purse for emergency snack mode, or awesome as a salad topping.

Bbq Roasted Chickpeas

Hi friends! How’s your Monday going? 4 weeks of workouts went out to my newsletter friends this morning, and I’m happy to hear you’re enjoying the plan! Madre and I took P Rose to the ped (she’s right back on her growth curve, and got one shot. I still cry almost as hard as she does, every time), and came back to hang out at the house after an essentials stop at the co-op.

I think it’s safe to say that we’re all snack monsters. I never though I’d see the day where Liv could get her own food, but the first time she went to the pantry to retrieve a bar for me to unwrap, it was like the clouds of self-sufficiency opened while the angels broke into song. That happened quite a while ago, and I’m still amazed that she can scour the fridge, tell me what she’s hungry for, and even help get her own snacks. We try to encourage her to make healthy choices, and are strategic about where we place items in the fridge and pantry. All of her favorites are on the bottom shelves so she can easily grab and eat. In the group, we have trail mix and dried fruit, apple sauces, pouches, almond butter and pretzel packs, Bitsy’s Brainfood, and fresh chopped veggies, cheese sticks, and fruit in the fridge. 

I try to make a majority of our snacks here at home (like these amazing energy bars, fruit leather, or homemade Larabars) and am always on the prowl for new ideas to keep things exciting.

Enter the roasted chickpea.

Garbanzo beans

I have no idea why I didn’t think about making these little beauts before. First off, they’re a great source of protein, fiber and iron, plus they’re like a simple palette for almost anything. Except brownies. I know don’t knock it ’til you try it and all of that, but I just can’t.

Bbq roasted chickpeas

I thought they’d be perfect roasted up with some BBQ seasoning, and they were even better than I was anticipating! They’re crunchy, slightly sweet, and a delicious snack. My only regret is that I didn’t double the batch, because they’re almost gone.

BBQ Roasted Chickpeas Recipes


Let me know if you give it a whirl!

Bbq roasted chickpeas

What’s your favorite healthy snack right now? Any roasted chickpea variations we need to try next?

Some more of my savory faves:

Vegan stuffed mushrooms 

Tuna salad avocado

My favorite flatbread

Turkey muffins



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  1. Jessica on April 4, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    This has been one of my fave quick appetizers or pasta toppings for so long, but I don’t make them nearly often enough! Love the idea of having it on hand as more of a snack than a dinner item or app.

    • Fitnessista on April 4, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      ohhh love the idea to use them for pasta!

  2. Kate on April 4, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    You always have the best nail colors!!!!

    • Fitnessista on April 4, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      thanks, friend!

      • Ellen on April 5, 2016 at 1:52 pm

        What color are you wearing? Such a pretty coral!

        • Fitnessista on April 5, 2016 at 10:43 pm

          it’s one of the sally hansen gel polishes. i think the color was malibu peach?

  3. Cassie on April 4, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    BBQ sounds amazing! I try not to roast chickpeas because I seriously will eat the whole can in one sitting. I also got in Day 1 of the workout. The kiddo went down for her nap, I had energy to spare, and your plan popped up in my email that instant. It was meant to be!

    • Fitnessista on April 4, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      it’s so easy to! ours are gone haha.
      so happy to hear your crushed day one! (and hooray for kiddo naps) 🙂

  4. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on April 4, 2016 at 4:34 pm


  5. mary on April 4, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    I’ve been making homemade hummus and guac and almond butter a lot lately. I keep reading books that espouse getting more plant fats in your diet.

    • Fitnessista on April 4, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      thanks for the guac reminder. we need some over here 🙂

  6. Stepfanie on April 4, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    These look so good! Hanger is real, and these look like a promising cure! 😉

  7. Janelle on April 4, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    I can never get mine crispy!! Do these actually come out crispy for you or mostly soft? That spice blend looks super tasty

    • Fitnessista on April 4, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      yes! the oil does it

  8. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on April 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    I can never say no to a roasted chickpea. Seriously the best!

    • Fitnessista on April 4, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      i never knew how much i loved them!

  9. Jen on April 5, 2016 at 5:30 am

    How do you store these to keep them crispy? I made roasted chickpeas once, and they were great right out of the oven, but the next day they were soft. I live by myself, so I need them to store for at least a day or two.

    • Fitnessista on April 5, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      hmmm that’s a great question. when i worked at the raw food restaurant, we used silica gel packs (the kind that come in random packaging) to keep kale chips crispy. i wonder if that would work for these?

  10. kelli @ Hungry Hobby on April 5, 2016 at 7:18 am

    These would be awesome salad toppers too! I’ve kind been sticking to three meals lately (usually I’m a snack aholic) and it’s working so I’m rolling with it!

  11. Yvette on April 5, 2016 at 10:30 am

    I don’t have any chickpea recipes to contribute, but I am obsessed with aquafaba! Which is the juice leftover in the chickpea can that is used in place of eggs for vegan desserts. You can make things like meringue (macarons), mayo, marshmallow, cheese, butter, etc. I follow the facebook group too! But I haven’t worked up the nerve to try anything yet. But I thought maybe with all that chickpea juice just lying around you might have?

  12. Sarah on April 6, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Thanks for the chickpea reminder! This was my go to snack while and I was pregnant. Time to break out a can and make some today!

  13. Janik L. on April 7, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Love this…

    This reminds me of a north african chickpea recipe called “Kemia” which is usually served as an appetizer but your recipe gives me ideas of how to make a roasted version of Kemias…


  14. Krista on August 26, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Came here from Betty Rocker and these were delicious and super easy!

    • Fitnessista on August 27, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      so amazing! happy to hear you liked them <3

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