Spicy Chickpea “Nuts”

Try this healthy, low-fat substitute for nuts when a craving strikes! Chickpeas are a helpful source of zinc, folate (Folic acid) and protein. Recent studies have also shown that they can assist in lowering of cholesterol in the bloodstream.


  • 1 Can of Chickpeas
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin Olive Oil (or Avocado Oil)
  • 4 tsp of spices of your choice (can be a mixture of salt, pepper, mixed herbs, paprika, etc.)


  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 230 °C.
  2. Blot chickpeas dry and toss in a bowl with oil and spices.
  3. Spread on a shallow baking pan.
  4. Bake, “stirring” once or twice, until browned and crunchy (about 45 minutes to an hour).
  5. Cool for 15 minutes.


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2 Replies to “Spicy Chickpea “Nuts””

  1. Nice! I’ve always used tinned chick peas in things as is obviously so easy, but recently discovered that buying a bag, soaking and cooking isn’t exactly hard either!… and works out cheaper, and avoids any BPA/heavy metal issues from the tin x

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