Chile-Cumin Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas are the perfect crunchy afternoon snack. This chickpeas get a yummy chili powder and cumin coating before roasting for a spicy snack.

chile cumin roasted chickpeas
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
10 mins
Roast Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
3 cups


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 3 teaspoon Homemade Chili Powder or purchased chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • 2 15 ounce cans no-salt-added garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained

Homemade Chili Powder

  • 4 ounce dried red chile peppers

  • 2 tablespoon paprika

  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic

  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. In a large bowl combine first five ingredients (through onion powder). Add beans; stir to coat. Spread in a 15x10-inch baking pan.

  2. Roast 30 minutes or until beans are brown and crisp, stirring once. Cool.

Homemade Chili Powder

  1. Cut open dried peppers; discard stems.* In a well-ventilated area crumble peppers and place in a food processor. Cover and process until a powder forms. When grinding peppers, turn away to avoid inhaling fumes or particles from peppers.

  2. In a small jar with a tight-fitting lid combine ground peppers and remaining ingredients. Cover and shake well. Store in a cool, dark place up to 6 months.

To Store

Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.


Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

101 Calories
5g Fat
10g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 101
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 122mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 0.8mg 5%
Potassium 9mg 0%
Folate, total 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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