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Spicy Chickpea Snack

What you need: 

2-4 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon Cajun spice
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt and pepper
1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pour oil into baking pan, add spices, mix well.
2. Add chickpeas and mix until well coated.
3. Place in oven for 15-20 minutes, or until crunchy. Stir once half way. Enjoy cold or hot.
I like to eat these instead of chips or other junk while I watch a movie.

Preparation Time: 
3 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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love this recipe.  Easy and great tasting! I adjusted the seasonings and did not add salt great anyway!!


That's amazing! How to cook it?


As someone who hadn't really encountered chickpeas outside of hummus before, I'm immediately adding this recipe to my favorites. I tried them today for the first time and loved them. Like many other people who've commented before, I had to leave them in the oven longer than the recipe suggests, close to 40 minutes, but was satisfied with the result overall. I didn't find it necessary to add salt or pepper, since my Cajun seasoning mix contains both and I might adjust the amount and type of seasoning in future batches for variety.


I love these! I make them frequently, but they take forever to get crunchy. I usually give up and just eat them anyway ;-) In my experience, black chickpeas seem to become crunchier, but it still seems to require a ridiculously long time in the oven. Worth it, though.


Yummy. Healthy. Easy. Make this.
I used only 1 Tbs. oil and no salt and pepper since my Cajun mix had some.  I had to bake it at 400 degrees for 35 minutes for mine to get crunchy.


Ps.  Mine were cooked in the time the recipe called for, which I think is due to my oven thermometer keeping me honest.  Before I got a thermometer in the oven almost none of my recipes would come out as predicted in the recipes I use, and now they all do.  If you don't have a thermometer in your oven, I urge you to get one, especially if you're baking!

"If you don't have an oven thermometer, don't come crying to us."  -From the "Troubleshooting" section of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World


I can't even tell you what a relief this recipe is...totally replaced my chip craving with this healthy treat! Thanks

I feel exactly the same way.  My chip craving is quite extreme, requiring several kinds of chips at each sitting, and with a big bowl on the table every night, all just for me!  I am going to make several batches with different seasonings (jalapeno, wasabi, salt and vinegar), and different beans and see how far I can take it.

Thanks for this, and for all the comments, so many good ideas!



i have made these soooooo many times, and i finally took pictures of them!

i found i had to bake these for at least double the time recommended, just to get them crunchy. is it my gas stove, or something i did?

fantastic recipe!


these are incredible!  :)>>>


These are amazing! I had to cook them longer like everyone else.



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