Bbq roasted chickpeas are the perfect crunchy snack, or easy to throw on salads, stir fries and more. Barbecue chickpeas are full of that barbecue flavor you know and love.
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I love including more plant based snacks in our routine and you can do so much with canned beans. These roasted chickpeas with bbq seasonings are delicious and easy to grab and go.
I often recommend them as healthy snacks for athletes because chickpeas offer protein, fiber and so many micronutrients. Plus, these maple chickpeas are easy to throw on meals, too.
Because of this, high protein roasted chickpeas make great options for healthy postpartum snacks, too. They are so easy to throw on top of any salad, like a mango quinoa salad or this sweet potato quinoa salad.
BBQ Roasted Chickpeas Ingredients
To make these delicious bbq chickpeas recipe, you’ll need:
- chickpeas (rinsed, dried and peeled – see below)
- BBQ sauce – storebought or homemade
- maple syrup
- garlic powder
The spice combination almost gives them a smoked chickpeas taste that is balanced by the sweetness of the bbq sauce.
They are so versatile and the recipes and options are almost endless.
How to Bake BBQ Chickpeas
I know roasting chickpeas may sound like it takes forever, but these maple roasted chickpeas really only need 15-25 minutes in the oven. The prep work does take a little more time, though.
Depending on whether you’d like to save time, or have extra crispy chickpeas, will dictate how long you want to spend making this.
To get started, preheat your oven to 425 (for a convection oven, preheat to 400).
While you’re waiting for the oven to preheat, rinse the chickpeas and spread them on a dish mat or paper towels, and pat them dry.
Now for the optional part; peel the skins off the chickpeas. If you give them a light squeeze, the skin will come off, and you can discard it, as so.
I know that this part is labor intensive, but if you change your mindset around it, and do it with your favorite music or podcast and perhaps a glass of wine, I promise it gets better.
Next, mix your bbq sauce, melted butter maple syrup, garlic powder, and paprika in a small bowl. I promise these sweet and spicy roasted chickpeas are worth it.
Spread your chickpeas on a baking sheet and grease with olive oil or cooking spray. Roast for 10 minutes.
Take the chickpeas out of the oven and mix the bbq sauce mixture over them evenly. Put chickpeas back in the oven for 13-15 minutes. Toss halfway through baking if you can.
Let the sweet and spicy roasted chickpeas cool for 10-15 minutes, and then enjoy.
Recipe Tips for Sweet and Spicy Roasted Chickpeas
What I did differently for this roasted bbq chickpeas recipe that I haven’t done in the past is actually peel the skin off of each chickpea. And yes, I did notice a difference!
Believe me – I know no one wants to spend 10-15 minutes doing this, but it really helps make them extra crispy, if that’s how you like them.
If you have older kids, maybe you can enlist them in helping because this is much more budget-friendly option as a sweet and spicy roasted chickpeas snacks vs. the storebought ones.
Otherwise, put on your favorite playlist or podcast and get to work. You could even do this the night before if you wanted to save time.
Yes, you can adapt to your taste preferences. You can make your own barbecue sauce and leave the other ingredients out if you’d prefer.
I like to store mine in an airtight ziplock bag or paper bag. They won’t stay crispy for over a day or two, but that’s a great reason to enjoy them as a healthy snack before then. Make sure they cool completely before transferring the to a container or bag.
If you don’t plan on eating them within a day or two, store them in a tight ziplock bag in the fridge for up to a week.
- 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 ½ Tbsp BBQ sauce
- 1 Tbsp butter
- ½ Tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp paprika
- Preheat oven to 425 deg. F
- While oven is preheating, rinse chickpeas and spread them on a dish mat or paper towels and pat them dry.
- Peel the skins off of the chickpeas. If you give them a light squeeze, the skin will come off, and discard it. Ensure that chickpeas are dried completely.
- Spread your chickpeas on a baking sheet and grease with olive oil or cooking spray. Roast for 10 minutes.
- Mix your bbq sauce, melted butter maple syrup, garlic powder, and paprika in a small bowl.
- Take chickpeas out of the oven and mix the bbq sauce mixture over them evenly. Put chickpeas back in the oven for 12-14 minutes (rotating and turning halfway), or until they are tough but not burnt. They will continue cooking a bit as you take them out.
- Let chickpeas cool for 10-15 minutes, and enjoy!
For a confection oven, preheat to 400.
It is important that the chickpeas dry completely. I let mine sit for up to an hour if needed.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 536mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 8gSugar: 9gProtein: 10g