Friday, April 12, 2013

Peach Spice Roasted Chickpeas

These Peach Spice Roasted Chickpeas are my absolute new favorite Roasted Chickpea recipe! 

I've made: Chili Lime Roasted ChickpeasHoney Roasted Chickpeas and BBQ Roasted Chickpeas that were super scrumptious.  Those other recipes can't hold a candle to the Peachy Goodness of the Peach Spice Roasted Chickpeas.

What makes them so amazing?  I'd have to say the chunky sticky blobs from the peach jelly.  It's like a crunchy sticky peach cobbler!

I got the idea for this version of Roast chickpeas from the blog Home Cooking Memories where they featured a recipe for Orange Spice Roasted Chickpeas.  They used orange marmalade to flavor the chickpeas.  I didn't have any marmalade though.  I also had no desire to purchase marmalade, because I'm not it's biggest fan.  I did have a small amount of peach jelly sitting in my fridge.  I thought why not try that.

Turns out, I had exactly the right amount of peach jelly left in the jar.  It was meant to be!

I'm going to keep an eye out for peach mango jelly.  That would taste amazing too!

Peach Spice Roasted Chickpeas adapted from Home Cooking Memories
2 cans chickpeas or garbanzo beans (or 3 c/500g soaked and cooked dried chickpeas)
1/3 c peach preserves/jam/jelly
1/4 t cinnamon
1/8 t nutmeg
1/8 t salt
Cooking Spray

Drain and rinse chickpeas. Spread on a kitchen/paper towel to dry. Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray sheet with PAM. Place chickpeas on sheet in a single layer. If chickpeas have any skins are loose, discard . Spray chickpeas. Roast 15 min. Stir & move them around on the sheet. Bake 15 min or til brown and crunchy.  Remove from oven.
In bowl, combine jam and spices. Spoon warm, roasted chickpeas into jelly mixture. Gently coat chickpeas . When coated, spread onto baking sheet in a single layer. Return to oven for another 10 minutes. (My chickpeas needed an additional 10 minutes before they were done.  Give them a taste test to be sure.) Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Break up clusters and loosen from sheet with spatula. Allow to cool completely. Store in airtight container.


  1. We love chickpeas! I've never seen a recipe like this! I can't wait to try it! What a healthy snack or side dish for the summer!

  2. They look awesome! Peaches always remind me of summer, so I love that they are a more summery version of the orange spiced ones I did.


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