Roasted chick peas is such great snack and an easy recipe for kids to make. Just like a simple roasted kale chips, it is vegan, nut and gluten free so it’s perfectly safe to bring to school. The making of this healthy snack is also a sensory experiences since the kids have to dry the chick peas using their hands.
After we washed and rinsed the chick peas also known as garbanzo beans, we put them on a cookie sheet lined with a clean kitchen towel. We rubbed them gently and pat them with the towel until they’re dry. You could use paper towels but we wanted to cut down on the waste.
While rubbing, I had to keep reminding the little girl to rub GENTLY to keep the peas in one piece. No matter how gently you rub, some of the skin of the beans will rub off but it’s ok. Roast them anyway because they get really crispy and tasty….I actually like the skin more than the beans =)
One thing that is really important when you make these is after you rinsed the beans, make sure they are dried REALLY well. Just like kale chips, the spiced seasoning will stick a whole lot better if they are dry.
After you mixed everything and put the beans in the oven, you have to lick the spoon. And the bowl. Your mother will have a fun time cleaning spiced oils off your face.
Oven Roasted BBQ Chick Peas Recipe
This recipe is an adaptation of this one.
- 2 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed, drained, and patted very dry
- 4 tablespoons oil
- 2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoon sugar (i used cane because its healthier for you)
How To Make Roasted Chick Peas
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- In a bowl, mix all the ingredients except the chickpeas.
- Add in the dry chickpeas. Mix it around gently so the pea keeps it’s shape.
- Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and pour half the chick peas on each tray.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden and crunchy. It helps to stir them once during that time.
ps – in the 2nd photo where Elle is poking the chick peas with her hand, it just struck me how her features resemble my mothers’. It’s nice (and a bit emotional)to see bits of her in Elle.