Wednesday, February 20, 2013

sweet and spicy roasted chick peas

Have you tried roasting chick peas yet?  It's something I've seen kicking around the internet for a while now, and I've tried them many times.  I really love how they get crispy on the outside and stay a bit soft on the inside when roasted.  I usually do just a salty version with a bit of cumin and cayenne.  But yesterday I thought I would try something a bit more sweet and salty, and these did NOT disappoint.  I may have eaten too many.  Maybe.  There is something to that sweet and salty combination!  It becomes addictive.  They are quick and easy to make, and taste best right from the oven.  I added the fresh rosemary simply because I had it, and it was a delicious addition.

1 can chick peas (garbanzo beans)
2 t. olive oil
1/2 T brown sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. cayenne (I did about 1/2 t. for extra spice)
optional- 1 T chopped fresh rosemary
makes 1 1/2 cups

Drain chick peas well, and dry on paper towel.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Stir all ingredients together in a bowl.  Transfer chick peas onto a parchment lined pan.
Bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.
Remove from your pan immediately, and enjoy while still warm!  And be sure to have someone to share with, or else you may eat too many.  It's been known to happen.


  1. Roasted chickpeas- I love them so, so much. I need to try them spicy! I love your pictures, by the way!

  2. Yummy! I love chickpeas. Great photos too. :) Jo

  3. I have never even thought of this. They look so delicious--and super easy! Thanks, I can totally do this! Garbanzo greatness.

  4. I need to try these! Your pictures are making me hungry :)

  5. I like chick peas and so does my kiddos - may have to try this! :-)

  6. This looks like the perfect addition to our happy hours. Cute serving dishes!

  7. Yum, I love roasted chickpeas and your's look delicious!

  8. I am a total chickpea addict!! Roasted, hummus-ed, in a salad-- so yummy! Your recipe looks like a keeper for sure!

  9. I think we're going to try this today! These look delicious and SO easy! :)

  10. I've roasted chickpeas but never with brown sugar. I'm going try this tomorrow! :)


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