Spiced Moroccan Chick Peas

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Spiced Moroccan Chick PeasDoes anyone really call chick peas by their real name? Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever called them garbanzo beans unless I was telling someone that chick peas have two names. They’re simply chick peas.

Just because they’re simply chick peas doesn’t mean they have to be simple though. I was perusing the grocery aisles and I found snack bags of roasted ones by The Good Bean. In all kinds of flavors. There was even a cocoa flavored bag.

Never one to be outdone, I figured I’d come home and roast a batch myself. These were seriously easy to do and you don’t need any cooking skills beyond tossing and turning on the oven. I started with a spicy variation since I already used chick peas in a chocolate version.

I plan to give the cocoa roasted ones a try in a future recipe so don’t worry. These came out spicy and crispy, and they were great to just pop in my mouth as a snack. I also got creative with them in an upcoming recipe. Wait until you see the colors and flavors in that one.

Spiced Moroccan Chick Peas

  • 15 oz can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • Large pinch of cardamom

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Drain and rinse the chick peas, but don’t pat them dry all the way. Leave them slightly damp but not dripping so that the spices stick. Measure the spices into a bowl and add the chick peas. Toss well to coat.

Spread them in a single layer onto a foil lined cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes until crispy. Remove from oven and cool. Store in a covered container for snacking.

Makes 4 servings at approximately 130 calories – 7g protein, 21g carbs, and 2g fat.

You can eat these as a snack on their own, toss them in a wrap, or even stir them into a soup if you don’t mind losing the spices in the soup. I always keep a can or two of chick peas in the pantry because they’re a quick way to get dinner on the table with curried chick peas, pocket sammies, and more.

Are you trying out one of my recipes? Don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it with #AFQrecipes when you post it. I’d love to see what you’re making!


  1. Chick peas are one of my favorite foods. I have never really had a Moroccan dish but this might be something unique for me to try. Thanks for sharing!

    • I loved how they turned out spicy and crunchy. It helps keep me outta the chips, and solves my Moroccan food addiction too. Thanks for stopping by!

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