bbq roasted chickpeas in a small bowl with chickpeas scattered around bowl

BBQ Roasted Chickpeas

These crunchy bbq roasted chickpeas are smoky, salty, and slightly sweet. Eat them as a snack or add to your favorite salads or grain bowls!

I love creating fun new snack foods. I’m the type of person who is never without snacks. Whether I’m commuting, traveling on a trip, or just running errands, I always have snacks in my bag. I don’t understand people who live any differently. I’m sure there’s a “feast or famine” issue for my therapist to explore with me, but that’s another conversation.

There are a million ways to season chickpeas, but in the summer I love roasting them with bbq spices. They are so satisfying, and a very healthy snack! This recipe is very simple – you make a spice blend, add it to the chickpeas, and roast them in the oven. The molasses becomes caramelized and the spice-dusted chickpeas turn into crunchy little nuggets that are slightly addictive.

chickpeas arranged on a baking sheet

Why This Recipe Works

  • Crispy
  • Smoky
  • Salty
  • Sweet

Recipe Notes and Helpful Tips

**It’s very important that you take the 5-10 minutes to pat chickpeas dry and peel off their skins. Doing so ensures that they turn crispy in the oven.

If you don’t have the needed spices for this recipe, you can substitute 1/4 cup of store-bought bbq sauce. Because most brands of bbq sauce have corn syrup in them, it won’t be as healthy of a snack, but still better than potato chips!

To ensure optimal crispness, store cooked chickpeas in a glass jar/container or paper bag. I don’t recommend a plastic bag, as they will lose their crispness. The chickpeas can be stored for up to 5 days.

bbq roasted chickpeas on a baking sheet
bbq roasted chickpeas on a baking sheet

How To Use BBQ Roasted Chickpeas

I love eating these chickpeas as a snack in place of potato chips or crackers. They are also delicious on top of salads, grain bowls, etc. They would be delicious on top of my Refried Black Bean and Queso Tacos or Portobello Burgers with Smoky Ranch Slaw.

BBQ roasted chickpeas would also be a delicious vegan alternative to sloppy joe’s! Just mash them slightly and serve on a hamburger bun.

Five Easy Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place a dish towel or paper towels on a baking sheet, and spread chickpeas out, patting dry with towel.
  2. Remove chickpea skins. *This is a necessary step in order to get crunchy chickpeas.
  3. Remove towel from baking sheet. Drizzle chickpeas with olive oil and toss to coat. Roast for 10 minutes.
  4. While chickpeas are roasting, combine molasses, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, salt, and chili powder in a medium-sized bowl.
  5. Add hot chickpeas to the homemade bbq sauce, and stir until chickpeas are well coated. Roast for an additional 20 minutes, tossing chickpeas halfway through baking.
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bbq roasted chickpeas in a small bowl with chickpeas scattered around bowl

BBQ Roasted Chickpeas

These crunchy bbq roasted chickpeas are smoky, salty, and slightly sweet. Eat them as a snack or add them to your favorite salads or grain bowls!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 2 (15-oz. cans) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place a dish towel or paper towels on a baking sheet, and spread chickpeas out, patting dry with towel.
  • Remove chickpea skins. *This is a necessary step in order to get crunchy chickpeas.
  • Remove towel from baking sheet. Drizzle chickpeas with olive oil and toss to coat. Roast for 10 minutes.
  • While chickpeas are roasting, combine molasses, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, salt, and chili powder in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Add hot chickpeas to the homemade bbq sauce, and stir until chickpeas are well coated. Roast for an additional 20 minutes, tossing chickpeas halfway through baking.
Keyword bbq, chickpeas, garlic powder, molasses, paprika, roasted

12 Comments

  1. Barbara J Haner

    5 stars
    I have to run to the store and get molasses and apple cider vinegar, but as soon as I do I will make these. They do sound like a good healthier snack.

  2. 5 stars
    I love roasted chickpeas, but for some reason I didn’t think of making BBQ flavour ones!! Bookmarked to make this weekend, thank you so much for the recipe 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    This is such a delicious and addicting chickpea recipe! We added these to our salad for lunch today and yummy, so flavorful! My hubby and I really enjoyed this recipe. Excited to make this again!

  4. 5 stars
    My daughter assembled this easy tasty recipe. It’s so delicious. It’s perfect for no-guilt snacking.

  5. 5 stars
    I love roasted chickpeas but I typically just buy them at the store! I can’t wait to try your homemade version – it looks so much better than store bought!

  6. 5 stars
    What a great snack! These chickpeas look delicious and flavorful.

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