Easy Roasted Chickpea Recipe With Maple & Za'atar

This tangy, sweet and crunchy snack will power you through your day

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Sumac + white sesame + herbs = za'atar, and za'atar + maple + chickpeas = the snack of dreams. At least that's the formula Kanchan Koya follows in her cookbook Spice Spice Baby, where she lays out dozens of ways to pack more health benefit-loaded spices into your day. These chickpeas come out so crispy that the uninitiated will think they're fried, but all it takes is a hot oven (and making sure the beans are dried) to get the texture.

Recipe adapted from Spice Spice Baby by Kanchan Koya

Maple Za'atar Roasted Chickpeas
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Prep Time
Cook Time
to 4 servings
Total time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • One 15½-ounce can of chickpeas
  • ¾ tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoons za'atar spice blend
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • Salt
Optional Ingredients
  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Dry them extremely well with a tea towel. If you have time, let them air dry for 30 to 60 minutes. This will ensure a crisper texture.
  3. Place the chickpeas on a roasting pan in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and crisp, rotating the pan at the halfway mark.
  4. Transfer the hot chickpeas to a bowl. Add the oil, spices, and salt to taste, and mix well with a spoon. Serve hot or at room temperature for a crunchy and healthy snack, or throw a fistful into kiddo's or your own lunchbox. (They also make great croutons over salad!)
Calories per Serving 181
Total Fat 5.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 26.4 g
Dietary Fiber 7.0 g
Total Sugars 5.5 g
Sodium 271.2 mg
Protein 7.8 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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