Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Simply Spiced Chickpeas (aka Garbanzo beans)

5 WWPP Posted by 8 years ago 16 Comments

Home from work. Too early for dinner. Too much to do. Sure I COULD grab that back of Doritos off the husbands desk but NO! I have a better healthier idea!

I don’t dare call these “toasted” as I really just simply warm them in a skillet but let me tell you they totally hit the spot. If you are looking for a more traditional Roasted Chickpeas recipe click here for Kalyn’s. Mine are a dumb down version of hers with less spices and not as much crunch. I like them both ways this one works for me in a pinch. Simply Spiced Chickpeas (aka Garbanzo beans)

  • 1 15oz can of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • non-cookong spray

Mix all the dry spices together.

Spray a non-stick skillet with the non stick cooking spray. Add the beans and place over medium high heat. Cook them untouched for 1-2 minutes. Then sprinkle half the spice mixture over top tossing the skillet to coat.

Cook untouched for another 1-2 minutes (they may start popping on you) and then sprinkle the remaining spice mixture on top. Toss around in the pan and cook for another 1-2 minutes until the beans are nice and warm and the spices are toasted.

Don’t do what I did and eat half of the before they were done. I looked up and caught a reflection of myself in the microwave. I had to snap a pic.

Simply Spiced Chickpeas (aka Garbanzo beans) - me

Split into two servings immediately so you don’t go nuts. I almost ate the whole batch. :)

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
2 1/2 of the Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
205 3g 8g old: 4 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
2g 0g 38g 9g

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    Krista S.

    February 22, 2010

    I love these roasted in the oven. I'll have to give this method a try sometime. The reflection pic of you is super cute!


    February 22, 2010

    I've been wanting to make these forever but I haven't because it seems like they take so long. Thanks for the "dumb down" version!


    February 22, 2010

    I have a huge container of these on my table right mine in the oven.. Everyone at work always comes into the breakroom trying to figure out what I am eating, and the saying goes...if jamie is eating it, it has to be healthy...;p Good thing they didn't see me scarfing (sp) down those spice jellybeans this weekend..


    February 22, 2010

    Yum, those look really good! ;)


    February 23, 2010

    Oooh, I like the idea of just toasting them in the skillet. I'll have to try that if I'm in a hurry.


    February 24, 2010

    Roni, I stumbled upon your website today when I googled, "how to cut a butternut squash". I'm not good in the kitchen at all, so I was seeking help - and I found your video on YouTube! I really liked how you talked it through (super easy for someone that is scared of the kitchen) and you demo'd it so well!!! I found your website and have been reading it all day at work! I'm totally inspired! THANK YOU!!! I needed inspiration, so I'm really excited to have found you!!! I have told all my friends about my fun find, so I'm sure you have a lot of new fans today!!! What a great website...I can't wait to try your recipes!!! Thanks!!! Steph


    February 24, 2010

    I made these last night, like you, I ate half while they were cooking. These are my new favorate treat! Hot/cold-both taste great. By the way Roni your "toddler approved" items are also college defensive end approved aswell. I trick my boyfriend and feed him off of that menu weekly! Thanks for this website, I love it!


    February 25, 2010

    Cant wait to try this! =d

    Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy

    February 26, 2010

    We love Garbanzo Beans, but we've never made them like this before. We will have to try this recipe soon!


    March 2, 2010

    I haven't eaten breakfast yet and I'm salivating! I'm making these today. One question; is the ginger fresh or dried from the jar? Thanks :)


    March 2, 2010

    Annie - I just used the dried stuff. This was one of those pantry quick ideas. :)


    March 2, 2010

    Thank you! If they're as good as they look, they're going to be a winner! I've eaten them with my eyes all day :)


    March 5, 2010

    The Indian curry version of garbanzo beans called 'CHOLE' is also very easy to make and tastes heavenly. Just saute onions and tomatoes (cut in small pieces) and then add the ginger and garlic (powder or paste) with other spices like red chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder (garam masala if you like) and finally add the canned garbanzo beans. Cook for a few minutes until the beans have absorbed the different tastes and enjoy.


    March 5, 2010

    Tried these out - but I second guessed you Roni to my own detriment :) I thought the spices seemed like SO MUCH so I only used about half - and naturally found them a little bland.. That will teach me! I am going to make them again your way! I did bake in the oven for about am hour though- I wanted them extra crispy.


    November 2, 2011

    Made these these for lunch today with my toddler. She loved them! I did add some salt to our servings. Very simple- will make again. Thank you!

    l love

    April 24, 2014

    Just made these and I love them! Much easier and tastier than the oven roasted method in my opinion. Thank you SO much for introducing this in my life!