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Crispy Spiced Chickpeas

These little Crispy Spiced Chickpeas are nutritious and simple to whip up and totally addicting!

If you happen to be reading this today, or the day before Thanksgiving, then you just might be gearing up for a marathon cook session on Thursday.

Or, if you happen to be reading this on Friday, well then you might be gearing up for the wrestling event of the century (aka Black Friday shopping).

Either way, you are going to want something portable and nutritious, something packed with protein that will sustain you for hours, and something that is good for you because there’s Thanksgiving dinner or Thanksgiving leftovers waiting – and that’s where these little Crispy Spiced Chickpeas come into play!

Spicy Chickpeas

I got the recipe for these little morsels from physician, chef, recipe developer, and food blogger extraordinaire: Dr. Sonali Ruder. Sonali’s blog The Food Physician is filled with easy to follow, quick and wholesome recipes and so is her latest venture: The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook. While I have no plans to go down the pregnancy route again, I do have to say that The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook is jam packed with over 125 nutritious recipes for just about everyone!

So, when Sonali contacted me about doing a review – heck, I was delighted!


If Sonali’s recipes like this pumpkin custard (as reviewed by the Spicy RD); or this Strawberry Almond Breakfast Quinoa (as reviewed by Jeanette’s Healthy Living); or this Maple-Glazed Acorn Squash (as reviewed by Diane @ Cape Fear Nutrition); or even these Crispy Spiced Chickpeas with cumin, coriander, cayenne, chili powder and smoked paprika (that you see here) – have you drooling, then please pick up a copy of Sonali’s Natural Pregnancy Cookbook (available on Amazon).

Also, as I mentioned I have no plans to go down the pregnancy route again, I am passing my dog eared copy of The Natural Pregnancy Cookbook on…so, if you would like to give it a permanent home or pass it on yourself, please enter the giveaway below.


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Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving! 


Crispy Spiced Chickpeas

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

These Crispy Spiced Chickpeas are adapted from Dr. Sonali Ruder's Natural Pregnancy Cookbook and they are a healthy, easy, portable and super tasty snack for everyone!


  • 2 cans chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Drain and dry the chickpeas on a kitchen towel - using another towel to rub the skins off if you wish too (I left mine on in this version)
  3. Add the oil and spices and make sure they are coated well
  4. Spread chickpeas out on a baking tray
  5. Bake 40 minutes
  6. Let chickpeas cool and crisp up before serving
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 203Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 0mgSodium 159mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 7gSugar 4gProtein 8g

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Thursday 24th of December 2015

Thanks for sharing Janice, we’re glad you liked the recipe! We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and that your friends and family enjoy these as well. I will be trying these! Can I just say I LOVE your blog. Everything I have made is always so delicious! You have the best recipes!


Sunday 3rd of January 2016

Thank you so very much! Happy New Year!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm

Sunday 29th of November 2015

What a wonderful giveaway. :) Loving this recipe! Different than how I usually prepare chickpeas! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. :) Thanks for sharing.


Monday 30th of November 2015

Yes - this is spicier for sure! Thanks so much Pamela - hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too


Friday 27th of November 2015

The chickpeas look fabulous and would make a wonderful snack. A great appetiser ahead of a big meal! I hope you and your family enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving xx


Monday 30th of November 2015

Thanks so much Charlie! One year I hope you get to enjoy a huge Thanksgiving feast my friend! Hope your week is off to a great start! xx

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