Clean Eating Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpeas

by Jen on July 21, 2014

Sweet, healthy, and addicting!  These Clean Eating Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpeas make the perfect snack! With only four ingredients, you can’t afford NOT to make these.

Clean Eating Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpeas

I’ve always wanted to try roasted chickpeas.   I’ve heard they are delicious and make a great crunchy snack.  Chickpeas are such a healthy food! They contain a lot of protein and fiber, which help keep you feeling full and satisfied!

There are many flavours of these roasted chickpeas you can try.  The chickpeas by themselves are very mild, so any combination of spices make these delicious.  But my favourite flavour combination is cinnamon sugar!

Clean Eating Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpeas

I’ve seen multiple ways to make these roasted chickpeas, but the one thing they all have in common is that they are EASY!  So easy that I can’t believe I waited this long to make them.

Of course, I had to make them clean eating approved since that is how I mostly eat.  It wasn’t difficult to make them clean eating approved.  All I did was substitute coconut palm sugar for the brown sugar.  Tastes the same to me!

There are a couple of secrets to making these Clean Eating Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpeas crunchy:

1) The chickpeas must be dry.  I like to drain them in a mesh sieve, then place them on a paper towel and pat, pat, pat dry!
2) Then, after roasting them plain for a few minutes, mix them with the cinnamon sugar mixture and then roast again.

Doing those two things allows the chickpeas to become even more crunchy.

Clean Eating Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpeas

The chickpeas stay crunchy for about a day, then after that they lose their crunch.  However, they are still flavourful and can be eaten.  I like to make these roasted chickpeas as a snack for my boys, and they also make a great salad topper.

Whichever way you choose to enjoy them, I’m sure you’ll love this healthy, sweet snack idea!

Clean Eating Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Chickpeas


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Serving Size: 1/4 cup


  • 1 (15 oz) can "no salt added" chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans)
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large strainer, rinse and drain the chickpeas. Spread them out onto your prepared baking sheet and pat dry with a paper towel. The drier the chickpeas, the crunchier they will be.
  3. Once dry, place the chickpeas into the oven and roast for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove from oven and drizzle with olive oil. Use a spatula to stir the beans around to make sure they are evenly coated. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl and sprinkle over the beans. Mix around to coat the beans.
  4. Place chickpeas back into the oven and roast for another 15 minutes.
  5. Store at room temperature.


Cal: 66 Fat: 2g Protein: 3g Carbs: 8g Fiber: 2g Sodium: 3mg

Weight Watchers Points+: 2

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