Maple Chai Roasted Chickpeas

Wickedly versatile, and loaded with protein and fiber, chickpeas are destined for so much more than just hummus. They’re fantastic in salads, stews, mashed up with avocado, and even make a tasty topping for cottage cheese. This Maple Chai Roasted Chickpea recipe will convince you that they can also be an addictive, crunchy snack (that is incredible simple to make!). Think of them as a healthy, protein-packed chip substitute that’ll power you through your afternoon.

This recipe features a unique combination of sweet and savory flavors that are comforting in winter and delicious year-round. To give our chickpeas the flavor of exotic chai tea, we tossed them with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and cloves. A spoonful of maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness that complements the savory elements of olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Snack on these Maple Chai Roasted Chickpeas fresh from the oven, or try them atop a salad instead of croutons. Don’t store leftover roasted chickpeas in a plastic container – they’ll quickly lose their crunch. Instead, put them in a large jar with plenty of extra space for air to circulate, or keep them at room temperature in a paper bag.

Maple Chai Roasted Chickpeas

Maple Chai Roasted Chickpeas
5 from 1 vote

Maple Chai Roasted Chickpeas

These maple chai roasted chickpeas are great as a snack or atop a salad

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword roasted chickpeas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 38 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 151 kcal
Author Kirsten Morningstar


  • 2 cups chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained, rinsed, dried
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Combine chickpeas, oil, maple syrup, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl; toss gently to blend.
  3. Place chickpeas on large baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 35 to 38 minutes, shaking baking sheet every 10 minutes, until brown and crunchy.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Maple Chai Roasted Chickpeas
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 477mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photographs by Anguel Dimov and Brianne B of Evergreen Kitchen